Saturday, July 26, 2008
India graduates around 200,000 engineers a year, but the quality of the students varies widely. India's main tech trade group, NASSCOM, says that only half of these new graduates are employable. Additionally, India graduates 20,000 master's degree holders and fewer than 1,000 PhDs in engineering. Those tallies aren't even high enough to staff the country's universities. (By contrast, each year U.S. universities confer 130,000 bachelor's, 50,000 master's, and 12,000 PhDs in engineering).