Uttar Pradesh has been ranked third among states having the highest employable population in India.
The list is topped by Delhi and Odisha, respectively. Other states with a significantly high number of employable people include Kerala, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu. The percentage of employable candidates in UP stood at 48.6 percent. Among cities, Chennai topped the chart with 70 per cent of its students scoring above 60 percent in the employability skills test.
Other cities that topped the chart were Palakkad, Kolkata, Delhi, Puducherry, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Faridabad and Pune.
This has been revealed in the ‘India Skills Report 2015’ released jointly by Wheebox, People Strong and Linkedin in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It was released last month at the 6th CII Global Summit on Skill Development 2014 in Mumbai.
About 3,00,000 students had taken the Wheebox Employability Skill Test (WEST) across 29 states and 7 Union Territories between August and October 2014. The scores were then analysed to retrieve meaningful data and emerging trends of employability and skills among fresh job seekers. It was the second edition of the Report.
UP ranked among the top 10 states in employability traits of communication skills, logical ability, English and computer skills. The state has one of the largest number of employable candidates in the 18-25 years age group spanning male and female candidates.
The Report claimed more than 75 percent of the test takers in UP were open for apprenticeship opportunities.
Besides, UP stood amongst the top 5 states for the popular domains of BTech, ITI, MCA, MBA, MSc, BA, BCA, BCom, BSc and BBA.
The sectors for which UP featured amongst the leading states, included BPO/KPO/ITeS, manufacturing, banking/financial services and insurance, consumer goods/durables, engineering and automotive, hospitality, software/IT, and telecom.