Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability in India, according to the sixth edition of India Skills Report 2019. Telangana too, has made it to the top ten states, securing the eighth position.
The India Skills Report 2019 is a joint initiative of Wheebox, a global talent assessment company; PeopleStrong, an HR tech company and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The report finds that in Telangana, companies hired more women employees than men.
In Andhra Pradesh, the report found the employability level of B.Tech/B.E graduates at 63.11% as against last year's 42.08%.
The employability level of MBA and polytechnic graduates stands low at 47.18% and 45.90% but has shown improvement as against last year's levels of 44.90% for MBA graduates and 33.85% employability for polytechnic graduates.
Among cities for the highest number of hiring, Bengaluru claimed the top spot followed by Chennai and Guntur. However, Telangana’s IT hub Hyderabad did not feature in the list.
“It is our vision to make Andhra Pradesh the knowledge and skills hub of the country by facilitating the development of a robust skilling ecosystem of international standards. We are on a mission mode to enhance the employability skills of our students and unemployed youth to meet the skilled manpower demand from industry,” said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in response to the state securing the top spot in the report.
K Sambasiva Rao, the Managing Director and CEO of the AP State Skill Development Corporation, said, “APSSDC’s initiatives in providing market-driven training programmes are leading to the creation of a readily available talent pool to meet the skilled manpower needs of various sectors. Our focus is on structuring and delivering high quality, industry-relevant training courses to students and unemployed youth to enhance their employability quotient.”
Work ethics, verbal communication, analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal and written communication skills were identified by the report as the top skills required for securing a job by students from ITI, Polytechnic and engineering colleges.
The India Skills Report was compiled based on interactions and feedback from over 100 companies and 3,10,000 students across 5,200 universities in the country.