More Than Half Of Indian Students Not Fit To Find Employment, Survey Finds

03/09/2015 9:01 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian children and freed child laborers participate in a march demanding the passage of the Child and Adolescent Labor (Protection and Regulation) Bill, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. The bill if passed would prohibit hazardous work for all children below 18 years and employment of children below 14 years in sync with the Right to Education Act, according to a press release. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup,)

NEW DELHI — More than half of Indian students do not possess the skills required for employment even as they are educated, a recent survey has revealed.

Teachers said that 57 per cent of students in the country are educated but not adequately prepared for employment, the survey stated.

The survey also said that 75 per cent 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 per cent of teachers in the capital feel that education system is providing holistic education," it said.

The survey is an annual initiative of Pearson, an education initiative company. The survey represents 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 per cent 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 per cent) than School level (43 per cent), the survey said.

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

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