Tamil Nadu preferred State for working women, says survey

November 28, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:33 am IST - CHENNAI:

Tamil Nadu is the preferred State for women workforce in the country, according to a recent survey India Skills Report 2016 conducted by a joint initiative.

The survey conducted by Wheebox, CII, LinkedIn, PeopleStrong and Association of Indian Universities (AIU), stated that Tamil Nadu was followed by Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, and Punjab, among the 29 States and seven Union Territories (UTs) surveyed.

The Wheebox Employability Skill Test (WEST) assessed over five lakh candidates from 5,000 educational campuses in 29 States and seven UTs on various employability parameters, including numerical and logical ability, communication skills, and domain knowledge, among others.

“The test results that consider a score of 60 per cent and above as employable found that 34 per cent test takers from Tamil Nadu were employable and featured among the top 10 States in India.

“Across the country, India Skills Report 2016 found 38 per cent candidates as employable,” Wheelbox said in a release.

Gender wise employable population

Tamil Nadu also ranked higher in gender wise employable population consisting of 50 per cent men and 67 per cent women, it stated, adding similar trends were visible in nation-wide statistics for men-women employable workforce with 40 per cent women scoring 60 per cent and above in comparison to 36 per cent men.

In Tamil Nadu, employable workforce (which scored more than 60 per cent) constituted 32 per cent graduates with BE/B. Tech, 25 per cent from polytechnic institutes, 27 per cent M.Sc., 24 per cent BA, 45 per cent BCA, 17 per cent B.Com, 30 per cent B.Sc, and 17 per cent BBA degrees, respectively.

“Under the psychometric parameters of learning agility, candidates from Tamil Nadu have posted a significant improvement from 2015 at 66 per cent to 83 per cent in 2016 report,” the press release added.

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