The standards of IT Engineers are devastating in the dynamics of digitalised world, the role of education is not upto the standards to nurture their skills. Various business leaders and firms complain about the deficiency of competent Engineers in their workforce. This will lead to high job inaccuracy and vacancy at middle and senior level.
At Nasscom Leadership Summit in Mumbai Srinivas Kandula Chief executive of Capgemini India said “I am not very pessimistic,but it is a challenging task and I tend to believe that 60-65% of them are just trainable”. He added “A large number of them cannot be trained. Probably, India will witness the largest unemployment in the middle and senior level”.
The roots of all this goes back to education in India. There is a lack of quality education and unskillled workforce directly affects the growth prospects of the economy. Most of the engineers from low-grade colleges are unable to bring in the innovation and competency for running of a successful IT firm. Sources says that 97% of them aren’t even able to speak English and not able to answers to the subject taught in the last semester of their college days. 80% of them are still unemployed.
“According to HRD Ministry,India has 6,241 engineering and technology institutions which are enrolling 2.9 Million students.Around 1.5 Million engineers are released into the job market every year. But the dismal state in India ensures that they simply do not have adequate skills to be employed”.
Kandula said ” for some unknown reasons,we call it a knowledge-driven industry,if you have that kind of talent,and then making them learn the existing technology itself is such a huge challenge”.