Bengaluru has lots of achievements to its credit. The India Skills Report 2019 recently added yet another attribute to the city’s worth. The report revealed that the capital city of Karnataka has the highest employability rate in the country. Contrarily, the city also is the first choice of women in employability which speaks volumes of the congenial working environment in Bengaluru. Other cities that come very close to Bengaluru in terms of employability rate include Guntur, Chennai, and Lucknow.
Strong Collaboration Led To Highest Employability
According to the survey, the strong collaboration between industry, academia and the government contributed is the key behind employability. Now, the fresh graduates in Bengaluru trained and equipped with required skill-sets are almost job-ready. Hence are much ahead in the competition as compared to other Indian cities.
The survey also stated that Bengaluru leads when it comes to picking up women as employees. Picking especially from information technology (IT), banking, hospitality and travel, and software-hardware sector. The other three cities with the highest employability for women include Hyderabad, Pune, and Mumbai. Experts believe that women prefer cities based on the level of safety measures observed by employers.
According to the Senior VP of a human resource and employment agency, Teamlease Services, Neeti Sharma, “Women pick Bengaluru over other cities because companies monitor their safety through technology and give them confidence. The variety of job options is another reason.”
Andhra Pradesh Ranked Highest In Supplying Bulk Talent
The survey conducted across 29 states and 7 union territories included 3,10,000 students and over 100 employees. Incidentally, Andhra Pradesh ranked highest in supplying the employable talent whereas Karnataka is the second highest in hiring activity. The collaboration between an online talent assessment firm, Wheebox, an HR solutions technology company, PeopleStrong, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conducted the survey.
The collaboration received support from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
An international bank employee who recently relocated to Bengaluru from Agra has a positive opinion. Ankita Mishra said, “There are three factors why I migrated to this city – good salary package, safety, and motivating work culture. There are many ways to stay positive at work,” she said.
Senior Dean and Director of Weschool, Prof. Anil Rao Paila while discussing highest employability rate in Bengaluru stated that support from organizations is a key role. Organizations like Confederation of Indian Industry and others is the reason Bengaluru continues to be on the top. These associations are pushing the industry-academia relationship so that the city can meet the requirement of a skilled taskforce, Paila added further.
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