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3) The growing disconnect between higher education and industry requirement in India is a matter of grave concern, Discuss the role played by private sector in scaling up skill development initiatives in such a scenario. (250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3) The growing disconnect between higher education and industry requirement in India is a matter of grave concern, Discuss the role played by private sector in scaling up skill development initiatives in such a scenario. (250 words)

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Why this question:

Recently Directorate General of Training under the aegis of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry has joined hands with Cisco and Accenture to skill the youth for the digital economy through its Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).

Key demand of the question:

One has to discuss and analyse the key role played by private sector in addressing the growing disconnect between higher education and industry requirement in India.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with brief introduction on need for focus on skill development in India.

Body:

Discussion should include the following: Discuss the current conditions of skill development in India.What are the lacunae associated with the policies trying to address the skill development programs? Role played by private players? And its significance.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting the need to make skill development programs multi-pronged.