Time to be practical on your hiring strategy0
I have been advocate of free learning environment for ages now, It’s a known fact that most of our university syllabus are outdated and what they teach and industry needs are way apart. There is long way to catch up for our universities and education system. Due to this gap student and organizations has to shell out huge money after their graduation to make them employable.
Off late many IT organizations have their on in-house training facility and spend huge amount to make these employees skilled for example eg Infosys and TCS have their own 6 month training programs for fresh hire.
Its proven fact that when there is no direct co relationship between graduation and performance why ask for!? Many so called IT companies are still in the colonial mindset and have their entry level cut off to certain percentage and they are very adamant about it some university or college. I am sure there are pro and cons to weigh..however its better to wake up early else there is no difference between IT industry and universities . This morning this EY report vindicated my belief and many more to follow… better late than never!!