Budget 2018: Integrated curriculum, learning outcomes, teacher development, skilling in digital domain, boost for formal employment, focus on research, inclusiveness (Eklavya schools) … all point to a positive shift in the approach towards education spending in this Budget.
The budget for education and skill development scores high on intent, but we don’t find many new initiatives and innovative measures. Or do we?
The Union Budget is going to be an interesting exercise this year—with expectations that the surplus from demonetisation will be used for development initiatives such as education and skill development.
STS can be defined as an intensive training in a particular field to provide professional knowledge with practical training and hands-on experience.
“India will provide the largest workforce to the world in the decades to come,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the World Youth Skills Day.
Skill India has the right ingredients: ownership at the highest level, a ministry formed to take this up on an exclusive basis, and a demand pull from the industry. As always, execution would be the real game-changer