97 Percent Engineers Dream For IT, Core Engineering Jobs

By SiliconIndia  |   Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 14:16 Hrs
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BANGALORE: The world that we see around is created from the imagination of engineers and it is no surprise that they are among the best. But when it comes to aspirations of graduating engineers and their job readiness, there is a large dissatisfaction and disillusionment as only 18.43 percent are employable for the software engineer-IT services role even though more than 90 percent aspire for such jobs, reports Kalpana Pathak of Business Standard.



According to the analysis and findings of the Aspiring Minds' Computer Adaptive Test, 53 percent of the engineers opted for software role as the most preferred job, whereas 44 percent preferred core engineering jobs. This means 97 percent of the engineers were categorized as aspirant’s of jobs either in software or core engineering.



The report also added that this instance had an adverse affect on the employability, where colleges in tier one cities had 18.26 percent employable software engineers, whereas for those in tier two cities, it went down by 14.17 percent.



Himanshu Aggarwal, CEO and Director, Aspiring Minds said, “Despite this variation we find that 53 percent of employable candidates for IT services companies and 25 percent of employable candidates for IT product companies are studying beyond the top 750 colleges, and thus end up being invisible to most employers. This signals that potentially a large proportion of employable engineers are ending up without any opportunity- a dangerous trend for higher education."



To further add on to the unemployability woes, only a small portion that is about 6 percent of the engineers have start-up companies as their first job preference.



"If we consider those who are both employable and aspire to work with start-ups, the number decreases to 1.9 percent. Hence start-up companies shall have a very hard time attracting and hiring students for their organization. Whereas males and females equally prefer working in start-ups, students from colleges in lower tier cities prefer start-ups even less," added Aggarwal.
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