Drawing the lines
Majority of youth are suffering from skill deficit. More than 60% young population of india is facing this problem. 90 per cent of employment opportunities requires vocational skills. But 90 per cent of the country’s college and school output did not have adequate practical knowledge for joining work. Only 7 per cent of the population in the 15 to 29 age group had received some form of vocational training.
The Indian education system pyramid has to be based on strong and vibrant school education supported by refined higher education. This would help in improving the quality of output from the school system, which in turn would become the quality input to the higher education system, which would ultimately deliver a finished product for building knowledge society.
Late Dr. APJ Kalam had said “Our education system should not simply produce the clones of individuals who pass through the conventional system of examination based on the standard system of question and answer pattern.
Instead, it should bring out the best from every individual in all disciplines to make the nation great.
It should also concentrate on producing quality human resource with ability to innovate to meet the needs of the industry for competing in the international market”.