India is now the world’s largest economy, with about $40 trillion in exports and almost three quarters of the world population.
Its growth is in line with those of China, and in the past decade has witnessed a huge surge in the number of students and professionals seeking to study in the country.
But as the number and profile of students has increased, so too has the appetite for jobs.
As a result, the recruitment and retention of Indian graduates is on the rise.
This is a key reason why the Indian government has been pushing its recruitment drive to recruit graduates and the country has become one of the fastest-growing countries in the world for international students.
The NCAA’s recruiting and retention team, which works across government departments and organisations, has been focusing on the recruitment of young graduates and international students from the country and across the globe.
This year, the team, based in the Ministry of HRD, has spent a year in India and plans to continue this through 2017.
“It’s the best recruitment we’ve seen,” said NCAAs chief recruitment officer Rajesh Pandey.
The team, made up of around 20 recruitment experts from across the country, is working on five major recruitment drives.
One of them, the ‘Hindi Jobs for Hire’ drive, aims to recruit 20,000 graduates each year.
Another, the India Internship and Internship Training programme, aims for 1,500 students to apply each year, with a target of 1,100 students in 2019.
“We are looking at recruiting students across the world to work in India.
We are targeting India in particular,” said Pandey, adding that the organisation has been working with the government to recruit foreign nationals.
The government is also making a concerted effort to woo talent from abroad, particularly from countries such as China and South Africa.
The National Talent Agency (NTA) recently launched a new online portal, which provides a list of universities that offer online degrees and skills.NTAs recruitment team also has a specialised programme to recruit for India’s domestic sector.
This year, they have been working on the ‘Amitai Gajapati Yojana’ (India’s first IT education and training programme), which aims to train around 5,000 teachers.
The NTAs programme aims to build up the skills of around 50,000 Indian IT teachers.
Pandey said that the aim of this programme is to provide a pathway for foreign students to work, particularly in the IT industry.
“India is a country that is extremely competitive, and we are seeing an increase in the demand for IT professionals.
We have seen an increase of demand for foreign IT workers in India,” he said.
For students looking to stay in India for their bachelor’s or PhD programmes, the country offers several scholarships.
These scholarships are not tied to any particular programme and offer students the chance to pursue different degrees and to live and work in a country.
“India is such a beautiful place, and you can go anywhere you want to live,” said Anu Pandey-Mahan, a senior at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, who is studying for a masters degree in information technology.
According to a 2017 report from the Institute of International Education, the average fee for a degree at Jawaharal Nehri University was Rs 1,717, while the average cost of a PhD at Jawala is Rs 2,700.
India also has some of the highest tuition fees in the developed world, at Rs 1.35 lakh a year for a bachelor’s degree and Rs 2.27 lakh for a PhD.
According a 2017 study from the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Indian labour market is very competitive and that is one of its biggest selling points.
The report says that Indian graduates are among the best-educated people in the developing world, with an average of more than a third having a degree from a foreign country.
As for the future, Pandey and others in the recruitment team are focused on bringing graduates back to India for the next generation.
“A lot of our students have already left the country to study abroad and come back to work here.
There are a lot of opportunities for them to stay and work.
If we can recruit them back, we can grow our talent base and we can also get a lot more foreign talent coming to India,” said the recruitment officer.