In simple words, it is not finding a job in a particular industry despite holding a relevant degree and willing to work at industry standard wages/salaries.
It’s not the number of years that a job seeker spends in schools or colleges, that’s going to land a job. What matters is the quality of education and knowledge acquired during these years. Most of our childhood and youth is spent in mugging up textbooks and very less in practical understanding and acquiring skills.
According to a report, almost 2 million graduates and half a million postgraduates are unemployed in India. around 47% graduates in India are not suitable for any kind of industry role. Above all, the level of educated unemployment in India increases with higher education. while, at the primary level, youth unemployment is somewhere around 3.6%, it is 8% at the graduate level and 9.3% at the post-graduate level.
When we compare our educational institutions with the ones outside of the country, we come to an understanding that the teaching methodology is extremely flawed. Outdated curriculum, inferior teaching resources, lack of basic infrastructure, to name a few, are at the root of youth unemployment. The students are not trained to meet the needs of the economy, or understand the subject to the core, but rather to cram up the syllabus and get the right grades.
The number of engineering institutes in India stood at 337 in 1990, which in 2017 stood at 6427
Above all, the present education system has become a way of business for most. The fees have sky-rocketed, whereas the quality of education has remained substandard. This tends to leave most youth at the mercy of government colleges, which, by far, are completely lagging behind when compared to private institutes. While increase in the number of institutes in any given field is important in the light of rising population, the quality of these institutes was and has never been touched upon. In India, the rising number of institutes only means compromising on quality of education, probably due to lack of monetary resources and funding.
Absence of relevant skills is one of the major reasons for youth unemployment in India. To be fit for working in any industry, it is quite important to equip one-self with the necessary skill set and focus on competency. However, most youth today lack the appropriate skills that a job specification requires them to have.
A very high number of graduates do not have required proficiency in English communication. The role of primary education steps in when we talk about skills. It is important to focus on basic skills like communication and language at the elementary level.
Low salary has been at the threshold of educated unemployment in India. The best colleges and institutes in India have failed to provide jobs that can pay decently.
A report says that 48% of urban youth face the problem of getting a suitable job. Of the ones employed, 38% are dissatisfied. This also means lack of good working environment and conditions.
Lack in decent remuneration, especially in the field of engineering and legal studies, have been widely reported by media. While the companies and lawyers might be making it huge, they fail to adequately compensate their fellow employees and juniors. This acts as a barriers for many graduates seeking employment. They will turn their back to the right opportunity knocking their doors, leaving them idle.
Population, or as they say, overpopulation, has always been a roadblock for considerable number of issues. This ranges from healthcare, basic shelter, to youth unemployment in India. An economy that has 1.35 billion people living in it, we can hardly expect to see that the demands of each and every individual is met. The population is humongous for meeting basic food supplies and medical treatments, let alone be jobs and placements.
Talking about the youth population and youth unemployment in India, according to a source, every year, India sees 8-9% increase in enrolment at the higher education level. India is among the top 5 countries to have highest number of students going to the universities. The problem here is that there is no equivalent rise in the number of opportunities.
The supply of graduates is more than the demand there is. This gap especially widens in the times of recession, when the companies and organisation find it difficult to cope up with the crumbling economy, resulting in laying off of employees, much less hiring new.
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Educated Unemployment in India is defined as not finding a job in a particular industry despite holding a relevant degree and willing to work at industry with standard wages/ salaries. The deciding factor of getting a decent job is not the number of years that a job seeker spends in schools or colleges, but the quality of education, knowledge and competence acquired during these years. According to reports, almost 2 million graduates and half a million postgraduates are unemployed in India, majority of which are not suitable for any kind of industry role.
- Indian industry needs a catchment of quality candidates, having adequate knowledge and competency to be recruited.
- The potential recruiters face challenges to search talent from Tier I, II & III cities across India
- No demarcation in University grade sheets, where majority scored 80% and above during the pandemic phases
- Hiring resources across geographies involves significant time, cost and efforts
- Industries are not always equipped with proper evaluation team to reach out and ensure standardized & effective hiring across geographies
- There is hardly a benchmark available in India to assess the employability of passing out candidates, freshers and experienced professionals
- India produces millions of undergraduate diplomas, graduates and post graduates every year across various disciplines and trades
- A substantial percentage usually go for higher studies, keeping the rest for seeking jobs in Tier I, II and III cities across the country
- The under-served job seekers, especially those who migrate from Tier II and III cities to Tier I cities in search of better job opportunities, face the struggle ever so often
- Although they somehow secure decent jobs, the struggle to find their way into the corporate arena remains
- There is no guideline or roadmap available for the passing out students to be prepared in line with required industrial skill-sets and become industry-ready
Conduct Employability Assessment, well-structured and standardized in all India perspective is the need of the hour to bridge the gap, aiming to cater the aspiring candidates across various domains and trades.
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