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Study Reveals Hyderabad Engineering Students To Be 'Least Employable'

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A study conducted by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds has revealed Engineering students from Hyderabad are among the 'least employable' in the country due to their lack of programming skills.

The Automata National Programming Skills Report, published by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, attributes this to the rote learning approach adopted by engineering colleges and a dearth of good teachers for programming.

This startling revelation has come to the fore through a study conducted across 500 colleges in the country. As many as 36,000 engineering students from IT-related branches participated in the study.

Engineering graduates in the city fall far behind their counterparts from New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Kolkata when it comes to programming skills.

The study found that an abysmal 0.7 percent of the candidates from the city were able to write functionally and logically correct code.

Engineers from Hyderabad: Least Employable

"Lack of programming skills is adversely impacting the IT and data science ecosystem. We need to provide graduates with practical coding skills. The report not only looks at student's ability to write functionally correct code but also their programming practices and algorithmic understanding. These are essential for the industry," said Varun Aggarwal, chief technology officer and co-founder of Aspiring Minds.

According to Sujiv Nair, CEO of Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), the employability rates of engineers would improve through the introduction of specific courses at the college level itself.

"The chances of getting a job are higher if the student has a professional skilling certificate as well since the content being taught in universities and colleges is not in tune with the programming skills that the industry demands," said Nair.

Also read: HRD puts plan for common engineering entrance exam on hold

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