Skilling India: Challenges and Opportunities


India’s transition to a knowledge-based economy requires a new generation of educated and skilled people. A knowledge economy requires India to develop workers who are flexible and analytical and can be the driving force for innovation and growth. This book focuses on the status of vocational education programs, challenges of achieving quality and attaining competitive excellence in a globalized socioeconomic order, and the role of government and industry in achieving these avowed goals. The need for revival of traditional family-centric vocations pursued in the rural communities that provide livelihood options to a multitude of socially disadvantaged artisans is also discussed.
The book provides a systematic understanding of the processes of skill formation and provides several pathways for enhancing entrepreneurial skills. The authors seek to heighten the under- standing of structures and processes of governance and initiatives for enhancing the quality of skilling programs.


About the Author(s)

S. Nayana Tara

S. Nayana Tara was a professor at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru from 1986 to March 2017. She is a recipient of Fulbright Post-Doctoral…

Sanath Kumar

N. S. Sanath Kumar was a research fellow at Indian Institute of anagement, Bengaluru from 1981 to March, 2013. His key areas of interest include elementary education and literacy, and voca- tional ed…

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September 19, 2018





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