Indian software engineers and other IT workers
are sought after around the globe. Now a report by talent assessment company Aspiring Minds
shows a grimmer picture of the ability of IT engineering graduates in India. Only 10 percent, the report claims, have adequate coding skills. Only between 3 and 4 percent are fit to fill roles like product engineer or startup engineer.
The report concludes that too few engineering students in India take the time to do internships or work on projects during their studies. Students acquire very few real-life skills and are not supported by their faculty to think about real-world applications of engineering, according to the researchers.
While the picture looks equally grim for Chinese graduates, a much higher percentage aren't failing at writing compilable code, which is code that can be translated from a programming language into a language read by machines.
The report also states that only 2.5 percent of Indian engineers possess skills in the field of artificial intelligence, only 4.5 percent are skilled in data engineering and only 5.3 percent know their way around wireless technology.