Eat this: India’s Best Engineers are in Bihar and Delhi

As per National Employability Study 2011, India’s best engineers are in Delhi and Bihar, who champion and provide the best talent pool for IT Product, IT Services, KPO, BPO, Software Testing and Hardware Networking roles. Importantly, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh lag behind in quality of talent.

While in some states over 3 in every 10 engineers are employable in IT Services industry, this falls drastically to less than 1 in every 10 of the engineers in some states. This dramatic fall in employability standards across states is a disturbing situation. Not only is this detrimental to the education standards and economy of the country, but creates social risks of frustration among ‘qualified’ engineers. The strong correlation of poor employability to the number of colleges in a state show how states are concentrating on quantity rather than quality.”engineersindiaRegionally, it is observed that employability in IT services companies is highest among Engineers in the North, followed by East, then West and then South.

– In the North, Delhi, the National winner leads the pack, closely followed by Uttarakhand and Punjab.
– East sees Bihar leading with highest employability followed by West Bengal and Orissa.
– West sees Gujarat setting benchmarks with the highest employability, Madhya Pradesh follows in Central India.
– Kerala emerges with highest employability in the South, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

In India, there is a concentration of engineering colleges in a few states. The report looked at the ranking of states considered as ‘engineering hubs’ by employability in IT Services sector. It is observed that states with more Governmentt colleges as compared to Private colleges fare better on engineers india

Employability by Metros

Delhi (north) shows highest employability percent followed by Kolkata (East), cities in the West and the lowest employability figures were observed in colleges in Southern cities. The skew in employability is quite high, for instance, the IT product employability in Delhi in as high as 1 in every 9 candidates and as low as 1 in every 200 in Chennai.

Even though Bengaluru has similar IT Services’ employability as compared to other Southern and Western cities, it shows much higher employability for IT product companies. This indicates that candidates in Bengaluru do much better at computer programming and algorithms even though they show similar English and cognitive skills.


The study was done by AspiringMinds, employability measurement company, headquartered in Gurgaon.

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