Let us totally revamp all courses, everywhere.The University of Delhi is a forerunner in running a huge number of industry-relevant courses. For example, the University runs a superb course on HR and Organizational Development and the products get employed in top notch institutions. It has the Master's Degree in Finance and Control.
The prestigious Delhi School of Economics has a superb Post Graduate course said to be equivalent to the London School of Economics. The list is endless.
We need to just ape this. BSc Chemistry should become BSc industry chemistry. BA History should become BA (History and Tourism Management). The BBA should become a mini MBA and should have compulsory unpaid intership at the end of every year, in at least NGOs and vouluntary organizations. Let us update every single syllabus. All the old courses should be industry-specific and should be compulsorily revamped, pan-India.
There should be at least fifty mentor institutions with UGC blessing, in every area. For example, IIM Bangalore should mentor at least ten B schools in Karnataka. The branded Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, should mentor at least fifteen B schools. This should have Government and UGC support.
We cannot afford to continue the status quo. All talk about skill development will never materialize if we do not change.