Archive for May, 2010

Vocational Education – On Shaky Ground

To sustain and succeed in today’s international competitiveness, economies require a skilled workforce that is critical for the success of the services sector, which in turn fuels the economic development. Particularly in countries like India where only 5% of the work force has vocational degrees whereas South Korea, Japan...
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Structural Imbalance in the Ratio of Engineering and Polytechnic Diploma Seats in AP

There is a tremendous growth in the number of institutions providing technical education in the recent years. The majority of growth is in the private sector providing engineering courses. However, some university engineering colleges have also been established. Today, there are 628 engineering institutions in Andhra Pradesh. With an...
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Importance of Effective Policies to Manage Urban Poverty

Many of the good things that happened in India, have happened in cities. Many social and medieval issues have been effectively broken in the cities. Cities provide an opportunity to remodel India based on good principles. Cities are central to inclusive growth of an economy. They improve the economic...
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Bill Gates A Full Time Philanthropist Wages a War On Polio

Mr. Gates has devised himself as a global-health ambassador after his retirement in 2008 from Microsoft. He is making use of his star power and $34 billion philanthropy (donation) to try to encourage businesses, health groups and governments to enhance health in developing countries. The shift on polio was...
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