A study titled 'Youth in India: Situation and Needs', released on February, 20, 2010, explained that youth from many Indian states are not equipped, educationally, for the employment available, with respect to the market demand. The results of the study indicated that most of the young Indian population was neither equipped educationally nor adequately equipped with vocational skills. Assessing situation across six states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu – between 2006 and 2008, the study involved participation of over 58,000 youths in the age group of 15-29 years.
It was described that around 44-52 % of men and 36-48 % of women in Maharashtra and the southern states of Andra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu had completed 10 or more years of education, compared to 30-38 % of men and 13-18 % of women from the other states. The study was done by ehe Population Council, Delhi, and International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai.