Grooming talent: Training firms explore different models to prepare graduates who lack relevant skills to work in private sector
EVERYONE AGREES that only about a quarter of India's graduates are employable. But no one has quite figured out what to do with the rest. "When they come, they are absolutely fresh," observes Rahul Shah, a once associate vicepresident with Infosys Technologies Ltd's business process outsourcing arm. When it comes to soft skills, they don't know how to write an email, or how to talk to clients. On the practical side, even those with degrees in accounting don't know how to create financial models. "They just know basic bookish concepts," Shah says.