College Graduates: AI and Robotics – Essential Future Skills for Employment


Excerpts from the section of ‘Future Jobs: Future Skills from India’ skills report 2018 shows that 46% of college graduates find AI as the next generation technology where technology leaders are increasingly promoting the thought that the emergence of new technology such as AI and Robotics are going to be a driving force for employment.

Over 36% consider 3D and Bio Printing where 21% consider agricultural robots and only 7% consider augmented reality as next generation technology for employment.

The section on Future Jobs also finds that more than 52% of candidates consider agricultural technologies followed by 25% consider healthcare technologies to be the focus for companies for technology adoption where Transport and Military Technologies were considered 12% and 11% respectively where future jobs will arrive.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revised the curriculum for the four year undergraduate programme. AI, Robotics, IOT are manadatory induction programmes from academic year 2018-19 to prepare future engineers that are more employable.

“The revised curriculum by AICTE establishes the fact that emerging next generation technologies have started its germination for large number of businesses and thus the new access to information using such curriculum will make engineering graduates more employable. However next generation technologies shall not be taught in theory, but using applicability in businesses,”  said Wheebox CEO, Nirmal Singh.

Over 5,000 education campuses participated in one of the largest employability survey conducted by global employability assessment provider Wheebox in association with industries bodies and organisations such as AICTE, United Nations Development Programme, AIU (Association of Indian Universities), CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Pearson Education and HR Tech Company People.

This year, the report emphasises on Future Skills and Future Jobs for the Indian Ecosystem in its 5th Annual Report on talent demand and supply. India Skills Report 2018 will be published in January 2018 in New Delhi.

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