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How English-speaking skills are keeping Indian engineers away from their dream jobs

NEW DELHI: Poor spoken English may be keeping a large number of India’s engineers from landing some of the best paid jobs in the country. A study has found that an overwhelming 97 per cent of engineers in the country cannot speak English, required for high-end jobs in corporate sales and business consulting. Moreover, as per the report based on the study, about 67 per cent of engineers graduating from India’s colleges do not possess spoken English skills required for any job in knowledge economy ..
The study, ‘The National Spoken English Skills of Engineers Report’, conducted by Aspiring Minds, surveyed English skills study of 30,000 engineers across 500 engineering colleges.
Although the problem is far more pronounced in tier 2 and tier 3 colleges, instilling spoken English skills is a big challenge in Indian Institutes of Technology and National Institutes of Technology as well. About 600,000 engineers graduate annually in India.

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