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Global Skills Index 2020 Report: India Ranked 34th in Business Domain, 51st in Data Science Domain & 40th in Technology Domain

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ndia-surges-ahead-other-countries-in-business-and-technology-skills-Global-Skills-Index-2020-reportThe report of Global Skills Index 2020, an in depth view at the state of the skills across the world prepared by “Coursera”, World’s largest online learning platform shows that India Surges ahead of the peers in the business and technology skill sets because of the growing young population.

India’s rank in the Global Skills Index 2020:

  • In the Data Science Domain India secured the global rank 51(lagging) and secured 12th rank in the Asia Pacific region.
  • In the Business Domain India secured the global rank 34 (emerging)and secured 8th rank in the Asia Pacific region.
  • In the Technology Domain India secured the global rank 40 (emerging) and secured 10th rank in the Asia Pacific region.

Global Skills Index 2020:

i.The global skills index report benchmarks the skill proficiency for 60 countries, 10 industries and 11 fields of study in the domain of Data Science, Business and Technology.

ii.The report is made through looking across the 65 million users on the platform and drawing on the rich performance data of the users in the past 12 months. 

India & Top 3 Ranking:

Rank Country
Data Science Domain
51 India
1 Russia
2 Switzerland
3 Belgium
Business Domain
34 India
1 Switzerland
2 Austria
3 Denmark
Technology Domain
40 India
1 Russia
2 Belarus
3 Switzerland

Key Points:

i.The report stated that India’s workforce is expected to increase 27% to 600 million by 2022 providing an opportunity for India to become a global talent hub for developing technology.

ii.The surplus talent will be visible in the industries like financial services, technology, telecommunications and manufacturing by 2030.

iii.India’s focus on providing affordable and accessible education at college level will produce A’ level talents.

iv.The Skill India Initiative of the Government of India supports skilled and employable youths.

About Coursera:
Founders– Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng
CEO– Jeff Maggioncalda
Headquarters– Mountain View, California, United States of America