India's Skills Challenge

Reforming Vocational Education and Training to Harness The Demographic Dividend

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ISBN:

9780199452774

Publication date:

13/10/2014

Hardback

324 pages

224.0x150.0mm

Price: 995.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199452774

Publication date:

13/10/2014

Hardback

324 pages

224.0x150.0mm

Santosh Mehrotra

This book critically reviews the vocational training system in India. Based on primary surveys of vocational training providers and enterprises, it provides a comprehensive agenda of reforms to improve the employability of India's youth. 

Suitable for: Policymakers, researchers, and institutions working in the field of Vocational Education and Training. 

Rights:  World Rights

Santosh Mehrotra

Description

India’s demographic profile is changing: a sizeable and growing proportion of its total population is in the working age group, which is a window of opportunity for the country. However, the numbers are not backed by necessary skills. Over half of the country’s workforce does not have primary education, and a miniscule fraction has any formal vocational education and training. The contemporary focus on skill development in India is aimed at bridging this gap and skills mismatch.    This book critically reviews the vocational training system in India. Based on primary surveys of vocational training providers and enterprises, it provides a comprehensive agenda of reforms to improve the employability of India’s youth. It recommends that vocational training must be expanded in secondary schools (in which India lags) and higher education institutions, industry participation must be enhanced, and the National Vocational or Skills Qualification Framework must be implemented.   It cautions that without the rapid and effective implementation of this reform agenda, India may not be able to harness its demographic dividend, which is predicted to last only for another quarter of this century.

Santosh Mehrotra

Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Foreword by S. Ramadorai
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
 
1. Is India's TVET System Responding to the Challenge of Rapid Economic Growth?
Santosh Mehrotra , Ankita Gandhi, and Bimal K. Sahoo
2. The Indian Vocational Education and Training System: An Overview
K.S. Rao , Bimal K. Sahoo , and Deboshree Ghosh
3. Comparing Public and Private Vocational Training Providers
Shachi Joshi, Gayatri Pandey, and Bimal K. Sahoo
4. Reforming Apprenticeship Training
P.K. Saxena and Ankita Gandhi
5. The Vocational Training System: A Learner's Perspective
A.K. Mathur, S.K. Sharma, and Partha Saha
6. The Vocational Training System: An Employer's Perspective
K.S. Rao, Shachi Joshi, A.K. Mathur, and Bimal K. Sahoo
7. Comparison of Apprenticeship Training for the Crafts with Those for Technicians-Graduates
K.S. Rao, Shachi Joshi, A.K. Mathur, and Bimal K. Sahoo
8. The Skill Development System in India: A Reform Agenda
Santosh Mehrotra and P.K. Saxena
9. Commencing Reform in India's Vocational Education and Training System
Santosh Mehrotra and Neha Kumra
 
Bibliography
Index

About the Editor and Contributors 

Santosh Mehrotra

Santosh Mehrotra

Santosh Mehrotra

Description

India’s demographic profile is changing: a sizeable and growing proportion of its total population is in the working age group, which is a window of opportunity for the country. However, the numbers are not backed by necessary skills. Over half of the country’s workforce does not have primary education, and a miniscule fraction has any formal vocational education and training. The contemporary focus on skill development in India is aimed at bridging this gap and skills mismatch.    This book critically reviews the vocational training system in India. Based on primary surveys of vocational training providers and enterprises, it provides a comprehensive agenda of reforms to improve the employability of India’s youth. It recommends that vocational training must be expanded in secondary schools (in which India lags) and higher education institutions, industry participation must be enhanced, and the National Vocational or Skills Qualification Framework must be implemented.   It cautions that without the rapid and effective implementation of this reform agenda, India may not be able to harness its demographic dividend, which is predicted to last only for another quarter of this century.

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Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Foreword by S. Ramadorai
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
 
1. Is India's TVET System Responding to the Challenge of Rapid Economic Growth?
Santosh Mehrotra , Ankita Gandhi, and Bimal K. Sahoo
2. The Indian Vocational Education and Training System: An Overview
K.S. Rao , Bimal K. Sahoo , and Deboshree Ghosh
3. Comparing Public and Private Vocational Training Providers
Shachi Joshi, Gayatri Pandey, and Bimal K. Sahoo
4. Reforming Apprenticeship Training
P.K. Saxena and Ankita Gandhi
5. The Vocational Training System: A Learner's Perspective
A.K. Mathur, S.K. Sharma, and Partha Saha
6. The Vocational Training System: An Employer's Perspective
K.S. Rao, Shachi Joshi, A.K. Mathur, and Bimal K. Sahoo
7. Comparison of Apprenticeship Training for the Crafts with Those for Technicians-Graduates
K.S. Rao, Shachi Joshi, A.K. Mathur, and Bimal K. Sahoo
8. The Skill Development System in India: A Reform Agenda
Santosh Mehrotra and P.K. Saxena
9. Commencing Reform in India's Vocational Education and Training System
Santosh Mehrotra and Neha Kumra
 
Bibliography
Index

About the Editor and Contributors 

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