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India Skills Report 2019: Guess which state topped the employability rate list?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 November 2018, 12:47 IST

Andhra Pradesh has climbed the ladder and topped the list of states with highest employability in India. Rajasthan and Harayana are the other two states following Andhra Pradesh. The result has been stated according to the India Skills Report 2019.

According to the report, Andhra Pradesh is one of the most preferred hiring destinations in India that offers equal space to both men and women. The students from ITIs, polytechnic, and engineering colleges are renowned for their top skills including work ethics, verbal communication, and written skills.

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The employability levels of B.Tech/B.E have increased across all the sectors, touching a new high of 63.11 per cent, which remained at 42.08 last year. However, the employability levels of MBA and polytechnic stand low between 47.18 per cent and 45.90 per cent.

The India Skills Report 2019 said that around 70 per cent of the youth face problem due to lack of professional guidance in finding desirable jobs that worth their skills. The report also highlights the fact that from FMCG to startups, every industry offers paid or unpaid internship programmes to youth. According to the report, a small percentage of students in all states have done at least one internship in the past twelve months.

For employablity test, the team reached out to more than 3 lakh students across 29 states and 7 union territories. Moreover, the key sectors for hiring employees are artificial intelligence, design, analytics, research and development. The report also says that apart from domain expertise and skills, organisations usually prefer to hire those candidates who possess better communication skills and are willing to learn and adapt to changing business environment.

Around 60 per cent recruiters feel that the right candidates are not available as many of them don't meet the required skills.

The survey was conducted jointly by Wheebox, PeopleStrong, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and supported and backed by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

First published: 23 November 2018, 12:47 IST