Only one in four state grads is employable

Only 25 to 30% graduates passing out from all universities in the state are employable. This shocking revelation was made by principal secretary of higher education, government of Maharashtra, J S Saharia. He presented the figures, obtained from a survey conducted by NASSCOM, to governor SC Jamir at a meeting convened at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Saturday to review the higher, technical and vocational education in the state.

Chief minister Ashok Chavan, minister for higher and technical education Rajesh Tope, minister of state Varsha Gaikwad, chairman of the Shikshan Shulka Samiti Justice (retd) P S Patankar were also present in the meeting. Seemingly taking a cue from Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal on education reforms, Saharia stressed on the need to take effective measures to enhance quality of education across all spheres. Sibal had talked and even initiated such reforms to overhaul entire school education to bring it at par with global standards. “The figures are disturbing. There is an urgent need to improve quality of education. We have already directed the universities to revamp their curricula across all faculties,” Saharia told TOI adding that improving quality was the only way to make students from state become globally competitive. Read More>>

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