Lack of programming skills is adversely impacting on the IT and data science industry. The study further noted that while more than 60% candidates cannot even write code that compiles, only 1.4% can write functionally correct and efficient code.
The employ ability gap can be attributed to rote learning based approaches rather than actually writing programme on a computer for different problems. Also, there is a dearth of good teachers for programming, since most good programmers get jobs in industry at good salaries.
Moreover, programming skills are five times poorer for tier III colleges as compared to tier 1 colleges. “69% of candidates from top 100 colleges are able to write a compilable code versus rest of the colleges where only 31% are able to write a compilable code”.
It will adversely effect your job prospects, so Government of India needs to sit up and take notice of the issues that are threatening the very future and stability of our country.