Quality and Employability of Graduates Questionable: Shashi Tharoor

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 14:13 Hrs
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New Delhi: Drawing attention towards the gap in vocational and university education, Union minister Shashi Tharoor said the quality and employability of majority of Indian graduates is questionable.

"At present, frankly, the quality and employability of the vast majority of our graduates are both, questionable," Tharoor said during his address at the launch of IT-ITeS industry body Nasscom's occupational analysis report.

The minister further said: "I have spoken to CEOs, who feel that once you get beyond the top institutions, the graduates they hire from the rest need a year's training and I don't mean on-job training, which any big company would do. But, actual education to make up for the deficiencies."

Tharoor said that it is a very crucial period for India and reports like that by Nasscom shows that companies target entry level jobs amongst others.

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Source: PTI
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