Enhancing Skills and Faster Generation of Employment

It is believed that India's economic growth is not generating enough jobs or livelihood opportunities. At the same time, many sectors face manpower shortages. To address both, we need to improve our education and training systems; create efficient and accessible labor markets for all skill categories; and encourage the faster growth of small and micro enterprises.

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Is the existing skill training system in India adequate for the requirements of job market? If not, identify deficiencies like poor infrastructure, teaching quality, outdated inputs, etc. What kind of incentive mechanism and support system are required to overcome them both quantitatively and qualitatively?

Postby chanana.ak@nic.in » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:50 am

Is the existing skill training system in India adequate for the requirements of job market? If not, identify deficiencies like poor infrastructure, teaching quality, outdated inputs, etc. What kind of incentive mechanism and support system are required to overcome them both quantitatively and qualitatively?

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Re: Is the existing skill training system in India adequate for the requirements of job market? If not, identify deficiencies like poor infrastructure, teaching quality, outdated inputs, etc. What kind of incentive mechanism and support system are required to overcome them both quantitatively and qualitatively?

Postby saikatbhowmick@ymail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:30 am

No, these are not adequate. Our inputs are certainly outdated. But Our biggest problem is "Brain Drain". We should take necessary steps to stop this, so that distinguished Indian Educationist proudly teach in their own country.
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Postby bharatramanan@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:06 pm

It is my contention that the existing system in the country to impart vocational training is in dire need of a revamp to keep up with changing technologies and rapid advancements in various industries. The government can but act as a facilitator and will need more partners with the expertise and the willingness to carry out mid-long term projects across the country. In this regard, it is my view that the private sector has much to offer. While this has already happened in spurts, it is necessary that a system be put together spearheded by top policymakers and business leaders to set out a roadmap on the same and pool in their resources. In the long term, the private sector realises that it is in their interest to have skill sets that are available domestically. Some of the brightest talent is in the private sector because dreams of becoming a university professor or a career diplomat have faded - not just because of the competition but simply the timeframe to prepare for those arduous examinations and the gestation period to carve a nice. Many of these young people would give an arm and a leg to be able to contribute to society - skill sets being one aread. However, the point remains that the private sector needs to be more forthcoming and the government more welcoming and the framework and vision long term to bring about an enabling environment.
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Postby deepa335@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:13 pm

Vocational Education and Skill training have been of paramount importance in our country and Govt have led down various schemes both controlled by Center and the State Govts , also there are many projects running in private partnerships (We have many NGOs working in the area) but significant results are still not foreseen in near future. I think these are some points which i would like to put forth

* India need to form a national level standard board which in consensus with the different state govts have a standard quality check of the skill training and education imparted allover in india the training ought to be in relevance to the labour market

*There are ought to be more publicity jinx by the govt everywhere in all small villages, towns, districts in short the infrastructure need to be strengthened further.
* Govt need to tap the large chunk of middle class , there should be more transperency between public and govt so that more and more people come forward voluntarily to help the system

* govt should float new short term opportunities especially for retired genre of urban middle class sector ( many of them highly educated , retired , active and equally dedicated for the country's upliftment) who would readily come forward to teach , pinch into the system as Advisors, Councillors and Trainers according to their capabilities

* This parallel support system along with some incentives would prove very useful as this would be work force / task force working on each issue with a war footing , with tech savvy and internet tools around would have a strong impact in creating quality education and skilled labor force.

* For a colossal all round development each and every industry be it science, commerce and various art fields need to be resurrected.

*the need of the hour is to identify the core areas and equally important is to identify the right people - this to develop the strong support system. I personally feel that these retired urban middle class when tapped can deliver tons and tons of quality accredited personnel .

* I feel that these class can be tapped in many ways not sticking just to their qualification alone , they can excel in many developmental areas depending on their likings, performance abilities, awareness etc .

* I feel they would be instrumental in improving the existing teaching standards, and poor infrastructure

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Postby vinod.pangtey@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:38 pm

1. Improve the quality of education & training system in the higher education sector!

2. The focus should be on the practical aspects of training!

3. It should be mandatory for government/ institute to arrange industrial training/ workshop seminars with some strict evaluation system!

4. There should be strict checks/ limits on the no. of higher education colleges & no. of seats in any particular branch.

5. Government should only promote/ encourage such vocational courses which can provide employment (according to the demands of market) to the youth!

6. Take strict actions against those institutes/ universities which donot fulfill or cannot maintain the neccessary requirements for providing quality education!

7. Encourage the institutes/ universities which provides best quality education and produces well-learned professionals by giving them some incentives in the form of grants/ scholarships/ better ratings.

8. The main focus of education should be purely on quality, not jusst quantity!
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Postby arpanshah29@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:54 pm

Hi,

I think that one of the biggest challenges facing India is developing autonomy for educational institutions. India lacks large research based institutions that attract talent from the world. The American education system has excelled in that and as a result is able to garner resources from the intelligent across the world:At stanford alone there are so many Indian origin Professors who are at the cutting edge of technology.

The benefits of such a research based university is 2 pronged, firstly autonomous university get to set its own policies, own practices and thereby compete. There is competition and innovation even in the curriculum. This is a great method of experimentally weeding out the weaker programs in the country over time and different universities adopt different methods(some better than others). With the increase in endowment of these universities that could ideally happen by a one time government grant and the setup of a board of highly qualified people, such universities would become independent from the government and would also be less susceptible to corruption and other inefficiencies that often creep into government institutions

The second and most important advantage of a research based university like the Stanfords, Harvards and MITs of America is that it compliments industry and progress. Stanford, MIT file hundreds of patents in new technology every year and with government money, MIT has become a center for defense research in America too. With technological innovation at the forefront of the university and not simply educating the youth, education happens naturally and not just in classrooms as students get a chance to participate in research.

Just like Stanford compliments the Silicon Valley beautifully and MIT compliments the defense research and caltech compliments space research, such universities, in my opinion are the only way India can stop playing catch up and start leading
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Postby sandeepshankarm@gmail.com » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:51 am

I hail from Coimbatore district and in Coimbatore there are many skill training centre's. Some are run by private entreprises and some are funded by the HRD Ministry . The ones which are being run by private entreprises are for-profit organisations (although they might not be so on paper), they provide good infrastructure, but they find it very difficult to provide quality training because of the lack of good trainers for running skill centre's. The ones which are run with government aide are rather philanthrophic endeavours which do not have sustainability and hence have neither.

Hence in my opinion skill development programs will be better run if they are carried out by industry sectorwise according to their human capital demand. It could gain greater impetus if some tax benefits are offered for those private companies who run SDC's, thus creating a win win situation for both the public as well as companies.
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Postby kattu.pune@gmail.com » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:51 am

No the existing training system in India is not adequate.I am final yr student pursuing computer engg. I feel that with the kind of examination pattern we have , the students will not benefit.Because the theory exams merely tests their memory/bugging up power and nothing else. Along with the basics of the specialized subject a student has taken, practical knowledge of the subject should also be imparted.The syllabus is mostly outdated.
Latest current developments should be imparted.By the time student passes out the college he should be an expert at that field and should be courageous enough to find the solution to any problem that he has to tackle in real life in relation to that field.
These are suggestions for Engg studies:
1. First year : All the basics of the field (say comp science) should be taught.
Practicals :C language programming.
Exam: Theory papers
2.Second year: Advancements in the field till this date should be covered.The students should be asked to do simple projects in a grp of 2-3 and marks should be granted.
Practicals: c++,HTML,ASP,VB,.Net + CPU internals
Exam: Project + monthly Orals + Objective type Qns of syllabus coveredalong with short 1 or 2 line reasons for choosing a particular option
3.Third Yr:Revise the basics till current developments + practical applications.
Practicals : J2EE + SQL Oracle
Exam: Medium level project+ Weekly orals+Objective Qns with reason+ 1 Presentation + Group discussions on various topics.
4.Fourth Year : 1 Sponsored projects and 1 project developed by their own creativity
Exam: Project + documentation

Teachers should have min Mtech or PHD + excellent knowledge of the field they teach.Their effort should be appreciated by gov.
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Postby bhargavkorada@gmail.com » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:16 pm

IN INDIA THE EXISTING SKILL TRAINING SYSTEM IS "NOT" ADEQUATE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF JOB MARKET.IN TRAINING INSTITUTES WE HAVE ONLY TEACHING PROFESSIONALS.THIS WILL NOT BE HELPFUL FOR THE QUALIFIED PERSONS. THEY NEED A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS.SO WE NEED TO ESTABLISH THE TRAINING INSTITUTES AT CITIES BUT FOR THE INTAKE OF CANDIDATES INTO THESE THERE SHALL BE REGIONAL LEVEL EXAM CONDUCTION.HERE WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SOME GUEST LECTURES AT THESE INSTITUTES BY THE SKILLED PERSONS WHO ARE ALREADY WORKING IN THE DESIGNATED INDUSTRIAL OR BUSINESS FIRMS. MY ONE MORE AND IMPORTANT SUGGESTION IS THAT WE MUST ESTABLISH A MODEL OF THE FIRM AND HOW IT IS WORKING AT THESE INSTITUTES FOR WHICH WE ARE IMPARTING SKILL TRAINING.
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Postby sireesht@hotmail.com » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:25 am

Definitely not adequate.
Some institutions do have deficiencies
a) poor infrastructure
the hardware or the tools used in practicals are outdated in most cases since their are more advanced and innovative tools used in the industry which people have only heard or read in books

b) teaching quality
Since the tools and the syllabus are always behind currently used in market the quality is decreased.

c) outdated inputs
As said the innovation rate is faster than the syllabus changed approx. every 4 years.

It is best to have core subjects during initial years of study and practicals based on them.
It is should be mandatory for public & pvt sectors to involve local institutes for there research activities.
This will ensure that both the teachers and the students get hands on the problem being solved by public or pvt sector.
For e.g. :
a) a manufacturing company can involve a local institute to develop indigenous tool which is very costly to procure and distribute:
The students and teachers are there free resources (not much to paid)
Teachers and company can collaborate on design involving some best students.
Company representatives and Teachers can monitor the progress at the institute.
Teachers can monitor day to day task.
Hence overall quality of the teacher and the students have increased with respect to a product which is indigenous development and have demand in current market.
Hence after successfully completion of the course those set of students have job offers to maintain or enhance the product itself.

b) another e.g. if we had invested in 3G system development (which currently is being procured from chinese companies)
Companys like BSNL/MTNL/Airtel/TATA/Reliance could have invested in development of such 3G technologies at the local institutes could have saved billions and trillions of dollars.
China/Japan/S.Korea they have their own 3G technology and not directly compatible with 3GPP or 3GPP2 forum specifications.


Overall the manufacturing companies should involve/sponsor local institute for development of next generation technologies.
This can be either enforced or tax incentives.
But ensure all the local institutes are covered under such policy.

Another possibility is to invite the working professional for higher studies and sharing there experiences or promoting new research activities in the local institutes which includes good salary at par with professors.
Since the stringent rules for selection of lecturers and professors deter the working professional to pursue higher studies and research activities.
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