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Software lobby NASSCOM says only 25% of graduates working in IT are readily employable, while it is roughly 15% for back-office jobs.
In an employability study conducted last August, it was found that merely 4.22% of engineering graduates are employable in product companies and only 17% in IT services.
“…barring Tier-1 institutes, the curriculum in other technology schools is stuck in a time warp and there is very limited exposure to the industry,…" says Jaleel Abdul, senior director, HR, Adobe Asia-Pacific.
Sanyukta, an engineering student set to graduate next year, says she had tough time finding a course that taught software testing -— a growing, multi-billion dollar business for Indian tech firms.