India Employability Report

Reimagining Employability for the 21st-century

The high levels of unemployment (25.5%) have raised concerns. 16% of the unemployed have a graduate degree. 14% of the unemployed youth are those with a postgraduate degree or above
The bigger challenge in India is underemployment
There is also a mismatch between demand and supply
Both workers and employers express a preference for on-the-job learning rather than skills training
Apprenticeship programs significantly reduce the cost of hiring and offer the prospect of a good RoI for employers
The last few years have seen a growing number of Skills Universities - higher education institutions that are squarely focused on connecting a degree to private sector demand
The report has proposed a strategy for 10 million degree apprentices in 10 years
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