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Enhancing employability for young Indians: Lessons for policymakers, academics

NOV 16 (WTN) - Like many proud Indians I get upset when faced with alarming reports that point to the poor employment rate of India's college and university graduates.

The IT industry body Nasscom's reports point to the inadequate technical skills and low employability rate of India's engineering graduates. The effort money that the $167 billion Indian IT industry has to invest in imparting months of intensive training before fresh engineering graduates can become productive on basic software jobs brings out the deficiency of our higher education system in creating job ready engineers.