Vocational education

India Losing Its Competitiveness Due to Lack of Focus on Vocational Training

All developed countries have strong working class with good skills and knowledge to perform in manufacturing and services sectors. According to Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), 70% of working population in Germany, 80% in Japan and 95% in South Korea has vocational training. This population of skilled...
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The National Skill Development Policy – Approach to Deliverables

The recent National Skill Development Policy by the Government of India states that skills and knowledge are driving forces of economic growth and social development. Harnessing appropriate skill and knowledge to the demographic dividend, which India is enjoying now, will provide an opportunity to effectively improve productivity within the...
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Core Operating Principles of National Skill Development Policy

The Indian government recently developed ‘The National Skill Development Policy’ to provide skills to a huge population and make them employable. The core operating principles of the National Skill Development Policy are: Government financial support must complement private investment: The Central Ministries must focus on areas where private investment...
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Vision for the National Skill Development Initiative in India

Scale of ambition: At present the capacity of skill development in India is around 3.1 million persons per year. The 11th Five Year Plan envisions an increase in that capacity to 15 million annually. India has target of creating 500 million skilled workers by 2022. Thus, there is a...
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The National Skill Development Policy – Preamble

The Indian government recently formulated the ‘National Skill Development Policy’ to create opportunities for youth, women and disadvantaged groups to acquire skills or develop a highly skilled workforce to fill the current and emerging employment market needs. It aims to improve the standards of living of the people and...
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Board of Intermediate Education Intermediate Vocational Curriculum

Many people in Hyderabad are not aware of the vocational courses BIE offers to SSC passed students. People who are unable to pass the regular intermediate courses think that they are not fit to study anymore and get into unskilled occupations. These diversified vocational courses build employment skills and...
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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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