Foreword by
Dr. Palle Rama Rao

When I met Mr. Vasu Eda for the first time in 2018, he eloquently articulated his interest in addressing the challenges faced by the millions of India’s college graduates each year. Today, the majority of college students in India don’t have an outcome in hand on the day they collect their certificate. Mr. Eda just did not see it only as a problem for students, parents, and educational institutions, but rather as a problem for the nation.

Over the years, so much has been written on career planning and development for professionals. This book, Get Job Ready, fills the void that has been left far too long unaddressed–India’s youth and college students.

Get Job Ready lays out a clear framework, built on global best practices, to plan, develop and execute on one’s successful transition from college to career. And, it comes with concrete plans and steps to address the youth employability issue head-on.

Get Job Ready helps readers learn how to gain job-ready experiences through academics, on-campus activities, extracurriculars, community service, volunteering, family responsibilities, internships, and more. Our youth don’t have to go far from their daily lives to gain experiences. They can get involved in their educational environment, at home and in the community. Experiences that will result in job-ready skills are easily accessible to them and will help to build a foundation for entering the workplace and the career.

Dr. Palle Rama Rao is a renowned scientist and the Chairman of the Council for Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He is a recipient of three Presidential honours for his distinguished service to the country, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. In the past Dr. Rama Rao held other top positions such as Secretary of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India; and Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad.