“Only less than 10 per cent of the freshers passing out from colleges are employable and the three-year online system of education had adversely affected the career prospects of freshers particularly those from lower strata of the economy. The majority of fresh graduates cannot speak a sentence in English and some of them can’t read a mail,” says Surekha Raj, founder, Skylark HR Solutions. Digging out a two-year database by the in-house HR team she reveals that this employable percentage was a little above 15 per cent in 2017 and it is dropping adversely. Students’ performance in communication, reading English, attending interviews had dropped massively due to the online mode of education. The HR company had also signed MoUs with a few engineering colleges and arts and science colleges in Chennai providing free internships to convert them into employable resources, says Surekha. Daily, our call centre reaches out to 1500 students through 50 telecallers of them only 20 per cent have communication skills and can understand a written script, she adds.