India is home to a fifth of the world’s youth providing a unique demographic advantage to the economy to grow faster. And proper utilization of the youth productively in the growth of the country needs proportionate investment in human capital development.
To understand the requirement of skill training and jobs desired by young Indians and assess whether the current education system meets these aspirations, the World Economic Forum and the Observer Research Foundation have jointly conducted a survey.
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The report covers the following key areas.
- The requirement of independent, optimistic and open Indian youth
- The requirement of guidance and career counseling
- The requirement of higher education and skills training
- The initiatives required from private sectors in skilling
- Involvement of social-media and internet in job hunts