Shocking! Only 0.4% of engineering graduates in India are directly employable: Survey
A survey on Tech Employability conducted by BridgeLabz Solutions LLP has revealed that amongst the engineers graduating each year, only 0.4% are directly employable.
A survey on Tech Employability conducted by BridgeLabz Solutions LLP has revealed that amongst the engineers graduating each year, only 0.4% are directly employable. The survey involved the participation of more than 1,100 engineers pan-India and revealed insights on the technical skill-gaps and the perspective of talent on the key issues that they face when applying for tech jobs. The survey was aimed at better understanding the landscape, identifying challenges and appropriate solutions to make a larger number of engineers employable.
Of this 0.4 % directly employable engineers, 3.6% are force fit in emerging tech, 20% are employed in services (not tech or engineering jobs). Additionally, the survey claimed that 34% are not equipped with skills at a level to be considered employable and 42% are employable but aren't employed. Among the total number of engineers surveyed, 72% took up coding as a result of sheer passion for the field, 21% did for the need for a job and 6% did it to secure a higher salary.
Tech Employability Survey results
- 50% of engineers were found to be under-confident while applying for jobs
- 43% of engineers cited a lack of experience or participation in work-oriented projects as being a major reason for this underconfidence while 28% cited lack of hands-on coding experience.
- 52% of engineers cited that hands-on coding experience in emerging tech would help them get coveted jobs while 34% cited working on live projects helping them in the same
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- 72% of engineers cited taking up coding as a sheer passion while 21% cited taking it up as the need for a job
The biggest challenge for engineers while applying for jobs was being under-confident (50%), where 30% did not clear the aptitude test and 20% did not have adequate knowledge for a coding job. Gaining deeper insight into the challenges, the single biggest reason stated by the participants for their lack of confidence was the absence of experience/project-oriented work (43%). Additionally, 28% stated it was a lack of hands-on coding experience, 21% cited outdated syllabus, while 9% cited a low focus on coding within their courses.
The company focused on the solution from the talent point of view, where 52% cited that hands-on coding experience in emerging tech will help them get coveted jobs. Additionally, 34% cited working on live projects and 15% cited a greater focus on coding being a factor for the same.
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