Sunday, August 19, 2012

Skills Development In India And The Vocational Education And Training System Of India

We are facing a very serious situation in the fields of employment and education in India. A vast majority of our educated youths are still unemployed. The primary reason for this is the defective education system of India that is primarily academic in nature.

We do not pay much attention to professional, vocational and training based education in India. All we do is teaching of age old academic concepts which have no significance in real life. The natural result is that the already strained employment sector is further constrained to employ the ill trained and ill equipped young generation.

This is a serious issue as unemployed young generation is not producing any productive results for our economy and they are also engaging in illegal and unsocial methods to survive. If the situation continues for long, we may face a serious law and order problem in India.

Indian government has also realised the perils of this situation. The Indian government is planning to sanction around Rs 40,000 crore in over five years to provide skill to around 3 crore people during the period. The government will also partner with private sector to implement the ambitious scheme. This is a good step in the right direction and Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) welcome this move of Indian government.

As a matter of fact, skills development in India is urgently needed to manage these issues. A special emphasis must be given techno legal skills development in India that is presently missing. Till our educational systems are able to cope up with these qualitative demands, we must stress upon use of distance learning for skills development in India.

Further, virtual campuses in India can also fill the skill gaps that we are currently facing. PTLB e-learning platform is providing techno legal courses and trainings in India that aims at inculcating skills among the masses.

Some of the areas where PTLB is providing techno legal trainings and courses include cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, ethical hacking, clod computing, malware analysis, etc.

We hope that Indian government would do the best to strengthen the professional, vocational and training based education in India as soon as possible.