The students after completing their basic degree, they have to acquire additional skills by doing additional diploma courses or certificate courses.
The curriculum is to be planned in a way that the student going out from the college should be able to walk into the industry and able to show his merits there. But this is not happening. The policymakers in the education department should think about the void between available and required skills.
The government should see this problem and approach the same and solve usefully.
He needs to have something extra. And this confirms, that there is a gap in current and expected.
Education reforms are not taking account of current problems students face.
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The education policymakers are experts in their respective fields and know better than us. They know their job and doing according to the needs of the country. The number of diversified courses started in the recent past in various branches of education is a testimony to the changes in the education policy. A sweeping statement that much is needed to reform the education policies is to suit the present needs is far from reality. The student is imparted basic knowledge in any subject for which he studies. The industry provides training in specialized skills unique to that industry after absorbing him in the industry. Specialized skills are not common to all the industries. They vary from industry to industry. It is only appropriate that training to develop such skills may be provided by the industry.
The education policies depend on many other factors. In our country, more than 80% of the students coming out with degrees require immediate employment for making a living for themselves. It becomes difficult for them to research-oriented programmes. The lucky few who can afford it, generally go abroad to do such programmes.
I personally feel there is nothing much wrong with the educational policies in our country. A better implementation is only needed to improve the quality of education.
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When these professionals start doing jobs, they are unable to bring the expertise needed in these jobs. The number of jobs created each year is much less than the number of engineers and doctors produced by colleges each year.
India needs radical changes in the education sector and needs to find some replacement for the IT industry which is losing its charm lately.
India should start exploring in manufacturing and renewable energy sector and try to create employment in those sectors. This will be helpful not only for the nation but also for the lakhs of unemployed youth.
The renewable energy sector in India has a huge potential to provide employment to lakhs of youth. Due to the huge dependence on fossil fuels and rising population and pollution levels, the renewable energy sector of India has huge scope.
On one side we have a large number of unemployed highly qualified people and on the other side the industry is complaining of shortage of skilled manpower. This is a amusing paradox created in our system and the overall growth potential is diminished considerably.
Policy makers have to burn their midnight lamps and collectively find out some solution for drastic changes in our education system, syllabus and quality of teachers. All these are the essential ingredients of a sturdy and robust educational system which can prepare our youngsters not only for a job in a company but they should be self sufficient in making their place in the industry.
Knowledge is power.