Harbingers of change
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Harbingers of change

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India’s demographic dividend has the power to drive the growth of the country and also be the key engine to fuel global growth. However the vast talent pool of the country suffers from either not having the skills to be employable or having an inefficient market place for jobs. The issue of employ ability will determine in the coming times whether India will experience a demographic dividend or a demographic nightmare.

The government is playing its part as it announced the budget proposal to launch a National Skills Mission to create more job-ready youth in the country. The mission will work through the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry and aims to consolidate skill initiatives spread across several ministries. Also, with the establishment of National Skills University in Raipur, Chhattisgarh underway, work on the ambitious target of a ‘skilled India’ where over a 100 million people will be trained looks to be a job well-begun.The current issue looks at the road ahead for skill development.

Dr Ravi Gupta Editor-in-Chief Ravi.Gupta@elets.in

Dr Ravi Gupta
Editor-in-Chief
Ravi.Gupta@elets.in

Adding on the slew of initiatives, government has been emphasising on imparting quality technical education to the youth of the country to make them job ready. The field of technical education has been expanding rapidly and raising the need for qualified and Prime Minister’s mandate of education for all.mission of education for all a pipe dream.Harbingers of changes killed engineers in the country. With a focus on assisting students and ensure better exposure for the engineering institutes, digitalLEARNING magazine has researched the best engineering institutes providing quality education in the field of technical education.

In our third edition of engineering ranking issue, over 250 engineering institutions have been ranked in different regions and zones of India. With the success of our previous issues on engineering ranking, where we had also discovered and mentioned other ‘Promising Institutions’, we have again tried to bring forth a comprehensive and well-researched list of upcoming engineering institutions. This well-researched and well-rounded analysis is bound to help students make better informed choices about their future career paths.

While skilling is an imperative need staring at us, another focus point that we have tried to explore are some of the key issues that are posing as barriers towards the spread of the Prime Minister’s mandate of education for all.

One of the stumbling blocks has been Right to Education (RTE) Act that is forcing a whopping number of schools to close down pan India. RTE has made it more difficult for children to access education while it was supposed to create more education opportunities for them. At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about imparting skill education, there exist a number of roadblocks that are making the mission of education for all a pipe dream.

 

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