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50% educated students not employable: Survey

More than half of Indian students do not possess the skills required for employment even though they are educated, teachers said in a recent survey.

education Updated: Sep 03, 2015 22:35 IST
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More than half of Indian students do not possess the skills required for employment even though they are educated, teachers said in a recent survey. (Photo/Shutterstock)

More than half of Indian students do not possess the skills required for employment even though they are educated, teachers said in a recent survey.

Teachers said that 57% of students in the country are educated but not adequately prepared for employment. The survey also said that 75% teachers have called for restructuring of course curriculum in collaboration with industry.

The Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey also found that teachers in Delhi do not think that the education system in the country is providing holistic education to students. “Only 46% of teachers in the Capital feel that education system is providing holistic education,” it said.

The survey is an annual initiative of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. The survey represents the views of 5,387 teachers across schools and higher education institutions in over 527 cities in the country. The survey was conducted between July and August this year. This is the third edition of the survey.

52% of teachers believe that India’s education assessment framework lacks specific action points for teachers and parents to enable holistic education.

Dissatisfaction with the assessment system in India is much higher at higher-education level (60 %) than school level (43%), the survey said.

According to the survey, over 66 % teachers recommend provision of computer and internet connectivity across institutions and 62 % said that installation of smart boards is a key requirement for integration of ICT in the education system.