Paradigm Shift to Online Education -preparedness and challenges

Recently, we had witnessed one of the biggest lockdowns in human history. With few exceptions, all services put their operation on halt. road and air traffic were suspended, industries were operational with reduced capacities, markets, shopping malls, schools, colleges and universities were closed for extended period of time in an attempt to flatten the curve of the spread of covid-19 virus. This nation-wide lockdown had serious unintended consequences on various sectors including education....

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Strengthening Vocational Education in India

Skill development of the youths entering into workforce is the central pillar of the nation's economic growth and social development. India is facing dual challenge of employability and employment.   Only 5% of India's workforce in the age group of 19-24 has received any formal vocational education. While only 10.8% of India‚Äôs total workforce has undergone any kind of skill training program in comparison of 60- 90% skilled workforce in developed economy.[1] On the other hand, the...

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