Mr. Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever has appealed for reforms in the Indian education system that can best support the needs of the present-day business. While delivering a keynote address at the CII 9th HR National Conclave recently, Mr. Mehta spoke of how academia and business could work together to co-create the curriculum to make young people job-ready.

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Under what has come to be known as Industrial Revolution 4.0, most of the training to address the present-day skill needs happens once employees have already joined the company not while they’re still studying. Hence, Mr. Mehta pushed for a more aggressive approach toward adapting apprenticeships.

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