Students lack work-related training: NASSCOM Chief

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Bangalore, Jan 14 (UNI) NASSCOM Chairman Som Mittal today said a lack of work-related training during student days had rendered a majority passing out of colleges unfit for work.

Speaking at a function organised by a private college here, he said ''we don't have enough experts from masons to civil engineers and technicians to IT professionals. Domain and technical expertise had to be developed together.

He stressed on the need to take the Indian youth beyond literacy as lack of necessary skill sets had resulted in severe shortage of skilled workforce.

''Soft skills are as important as technical skills and the youth should realise this,''Mr Mittal said.

He regretted that a majority of students passing out even from top engineering colleges were not fit enough to take up work assignments and the companies, especially in the IT sector, had to spend huge sums and train them for 16 to 18 weeks.

''There are many avenues to learn what you have to do when you seek a job and you better do it in the colleges itself,'' he exhorted the students.

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