Factors Affecting Unemployment of Engineering Graduates – An Overview

P. Vanitha, A. T. Jaganathan


Today the problem of unemployment of engineering graduates has drastically been increasing in India. According to Aspiring Minds National Employability Report, which is based on a study of more than 1, 50,000 engineering students who graduated in 2015 from over 650 colleges, 80% of the them are unemployable. Several accrediting bodies for engineering qualifications have developed outcomes-based education as criteria for evaluating programmes. The employment for the graduates is the ultimate outcome of providing any course / programme for the student’s by the educational institutions which lacks at present. This article explores the various factors that contribute to unemployment of engineering graduates.



Unemployment, accrediting bodies, outcomes-based education, engineering graduates.

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