Dr. Mukesh Gandhi, Founder and CEO, Creative Synergies Group
“India’s 2023 graduate skill index report indicates a positive development of the STEM talent base. It also reveals a promising employability rate of 48% among Indian graduates in AI and ML roles. Considering that tech talent seemed to be shying away from deep technology such as AI, advanced materials, blockchain, robotics, drones, photonics and quantum computing up until a few years ago, this is a step in the right direction.
But with each win comes the scope to do so much more. The employability rate of women in STEM has remained low, at 28%. 43% of STEM graduates in India are women, but the gendered notion of STEM roles prevent women from thriving in this industry. Differently abled people also do not have much representation in this sector. So if there is one thing that businesses hiring STEM roles need to focus on in the coming years, it is to recognize the need for more diversity. With a diverse workforce, the opportunities for unparalleled innovation and growth increase tenfold.
Creative Synergies Group has always been an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, caste, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical/mental disability etc. And we are currently on the lookout for exceptional talent who can elevate our digital engineering solutions. On this National STEM Day, we pledge to continue setting examples of inclusivity without compromising on the quality and excellence of our services and solutions.” – Dr. Mukesh Gandhi, Founder and CEO, Creative Synergies Group.
Binod Singh, CEO and Chairman, Cross Identity
“In a world fueled by technology, where our daily lives are increasingly intertwined with digital landscapes, National STEM Day takes on a profound significance. The ever-present challenge of cybersecurity looms large in our interconnected society, reminding us that the mastery of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is not a mere choice but a necessity. As we celebrate this day, we must recognize that STEM is the bedrock upon which we can build a fortress against the relentless waves of cyber threat.
From an Indian perspective, the journey through STEM is both a challenge and an opportunity. We have the talent, the potential, and the ambition to lead the charge in technological advancements, however, to bolster our cybersecurity defenses, we need to foster a culture of innovation and enhance our STEM infrastructure. The advancement of STEM, particularly in India, has a profound bearing on the efficiency of our cybersecurity efforts. As we refine our STEM education, research, and industry collaborations, we fortify our digital ramparts, equipping ourselves to face the cyber challenges of the future.
Just as STEM fields drive innovation, Cross Identity empowers individuals and organizations to navigate the digital landscape securely and confidently. Together, we forge a path towards a future where innovation and identity thrive hand in hand. United, we possess the capability to reshape our technological landscape, ushering in an era of heightened cybersecurity efficiency”— Binod Singh, CEO and Chairman, Cross Identity.