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Which sectors will offer more jobs in 2019 and what qualifications are in demand? Find out

Engineers continue to be in demand, with Maharashtra showing the highest hiring activity, reveals the India Skills Report survey.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Mar 13, 2019, 12.06 PM IST
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The source of the following findings is the India Skills Report 2019. This survey was conducted among 3.1 lakh students and 100+ employers across 29 states and 7 UTs.

Top 3 states with maximum hiring activity: Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra

Which streams have more employable talent?
B.E. / B.Tech: 57.1%
B.Sc: 47.4%
MCA: 43.2%
MBA: 36.4%
B.Pharma: 36.3%
B.Com: 30.1%

How has the hiring intent changed?
2018: 10%
2019: 15%

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Which sectors have hired the most?
2018: BFSI, retail
2019: BFSI / software & hardware/manufacturing

Candidates from which streams have been hired the most?
Engineers (B.E./ B.Tech): 23%
Graduates (BCA/BBA/B.Com/B.Sc): 22%
Management / equivalent (MBA / PGDM): 13&
ITI: 12%
Undergraduate or equivalent: 12%
PG or equivalent (MCA / M.Sc/MA/ M.Com/ CA/M.Tech): 11%
Polytechnic: 7%

Men vs women employability
2018-
Men: 46.8%, women: 38.1%

2019-
Men: 47.4%, women: 45.6%

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