INDIA: Most graduates unemployable, says Kalam

Skills deficiencies among graduating students is higher education’s biggest challenge, according to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, reports The Hindu.

He said that only 25% of graduating students were employable, and that students were lacking in areas such as technical knowledge, English proficiency and critical thinking.

Kalam was speaking at a gathering of vice-chancellors on the last day of the 82nd annual meeting of the Association of Indian Universities, hosted by Anna University-Chennai. He said that the skills graduates were lacking were all highly sought after by the IT and IT-enables services industry, and the emerging Knowledge Process Outsourcing sector.
Full report on The Hindu site