Spoken English a Hurdle for Many Engineers, Says Report

Published: 29th August 2015 05:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2015 11:33 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:Forty-three per cent of engineers in the state are not employable in the knowledge economy because of their poor spoken English skills, states a report by job credentialing firm Aspiring Minds.

The report was released at the 4th National Employability Conclave held by the company in the city. The conclave is an industry platform that brings together training and placement officers (TPOs) of premier academic institutions.

The report aims to act as an eye-opener for colleges and to encourage appropriate interventions at all levels to improve employability of engineers. Varun Aggarwal, co-founder, Aspiring Minds, said, “With jobs going global, the importance of English has increased manifold. It is now a medium of communication at both international and intra-national levels. It is disappointing to know that 97 per cent of engineers in India cannot speak English fluently.”


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