India Skills report 2024: With a score of 3.09, India is in the lead globally in artificial intelligence (AI) skill penetration and talent concentration. The India Skills Report 2024, published by Wheebox, a remote proctored assessments and consulting firm, states that with an installed talent base of 4.16 lakh AI professionals as of August 2023, the country is well-positioned to meet the current demand of approximately 6.29 lakh, a figure expected to surge to one million by 2026.
The employability rate for young people in India has increased to 51.25% from the previous year. The highest concentration of highly employable youth can be found in states with large talent pools, namely Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, and Telangana. According to the report, Haryana has the highest percentage of test takers who score 60% or higher on the WNET, at 76.47%.
Managing obstacles with an emphasis on inclusivity is necessary to complete this life-changing journey. As demonstrated by the success of youth upskilling programs and improvements in our digital infrastructure, cooperation between governmental organizations, corporations, and educational institutions is essential, according to Nirmal Singh, chief convenor of the India Skills Report and founder and CEO of Wheebox.
Uttar Pradesh has the greatest talent concentration in the 22–25 age group (74.77%), closely followed by Maharashtra (71.97%). Furthermore, 63.58% is the total employability rate for this age group in the top 10 cities. These results highlight the demographic and regional variations shaping India’s employability landscape.
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“With Technology evolving so rapidly, the true differentiator in learning science is how it is applied and amplified through personalization, analytics, intuitive interpretations, and actionable insights which cannot be achieved without AI. As the largest assessment organization globally,” Sachin Jain, country manager, ETS, India, South Asia, said.
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