Sustainable development through skill India: An exploratory study
Skill based education and training are the driving forces of economic growth and sustainable development for any country. India has largest technical manpower in the world. In India, the emphasis has been given more on professional and career based education. India is expected to be home to a skilled workforce of 500 million by 2022 as estimated. The stastical slurvery reveals that about 12 million individuals are expected to join the workforce every year. This talent pool needs to be properly harnessed to become highly skilled and more productive. The system is also failed to fulfil market and industry expectations, resulting in a curriculum designed by the educational intitutions that are highly mis-matching to industry requirements. Steps are being initiated by standalone institutions and HEI’s towards meeting the above objectives. As India moves progressively towards becoming a knowledge economy, it becomes increasingly important that the country should focus on advancement of skill based education and trainings, relevant to the emerging economic environment and sustainable development. The concept of skill India has introduced by Hon’ble Prime Mister of India Narendra Modiji on March 2015 to accelerate the employment opportunities for talented Indian Youths. The main aim of this programme is to initiate training and skill based education to all youths in the country.