The Study of Government Initiatives Schemes towards Skill Development and Vocational Education in India
There exists great demand for a skilled workforce, especially in the context of globalization and when Indian economy is growing at an unprecedented rate. Availability of such skilled workforce is closely associated with the kind of vocational education and training system existing in the country. This article maps the various government initiatives towards skill development by reviewing and analysing the prevailing programmes/schemes under various institutional arrangements, to promote a meaningful and employable skill development system. In doing so, it is found that skill deficiency is present across all levels despite new institutional arrangements from the government and several ongoing schemes and programmes operating in the country. Finally, the article makes an attempt to identify the limitations in the above-mentioned context and suggests some mechanism to fill the existing gaps in the skill development area.
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