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Upskilling to tackle the disconnect between “education” and “skill” in India

According to the McKinsey Global Institute’s report, there is an excess of 9.5 crore unskilled workers (with primary education) in the developed and developing countries. Considering this scenario, India aspires to become a supplier of skilled workers to the world. But the reality is disappointing. We are not even capable enough to meet our own needs of simple skills like that of welders, says the President of Indian Institute of Welding. Likewise, a 2008 report of the World Bank too points at the disconnect between “education” and “skill” in India.


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The Ministry of Education (MOE) strongly believes that upskilling is the only way forward. They have implemented a program called “Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme” (Equip) to equip the students with the necessary skills for improved employment opportunities. Read More.

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