Linking higher education and skill development is key to the issue of preparing Indian talent with skills for global employability, Deepak Kapoor, principal secretary of the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship department (MSDE) said.
Speaking at a national conference organised by the Indian Merchants Chamber, Mr. Kapoor said that the services and manufacturing sectors offer tremendous scope for skilling Indian youth, but there was still a long way to go. In the Chinese model, he explained, capacities are built into about 2,600 different types of skills, but India has only about 600.
By 2030, he said, the country could look to become a net supplier of skilled manpower across the globe if newer skills, such as soft skills and communication could be developed. To link higher education better with skill development, he said that under the Pramod Mahajan Kaushal Abhiyan, the State had began the task of better coordination among all participants.
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