In order to provide a balance to the huge shortfall of skilled employees, the HRD ministry has formed a core group to develop a curriculum for vocational training for automotive sector. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal informed that the core group is to provide with inputs to MHRD in three months regarding the course curriculum which is specific to features of the automotive industry. There is a huge shortfall in this sector. Highlighting that 56% of India’s economic growth comes from service sector, he said 39 million students pass out from class 12 annually but only one million of them get empowered through vocational education.
This sector generates annual revenue of nearly rupees two lakh crore and provides opportunity for employment to at least 13 million people. The minister mentioned that for the time being this would be introduced in CBSE-affiliated schools and with the participation of state governments in order to decentralise the process.