Adapting to the millennial workforce

A multi-dimensional approach of engaging the millennials, investing in their skill development early on, and transforming the way organisations deal with this workforce is needed to harness India’s

Our aim is turning students into inquisitive learners

The four theories of learning—constructivism, behaviourism, cognitivism and connectivism—are woven into the curricula with conventional, interdisciplinary, active and blended learning approaches.

Envisioning a better world

While the CSR Bill is a significant development, companies must define policies that allow employees the opportunity, resources and network to serve the community, even when at the workplace

The skills gap and what it means for your business

It is an opportunity for corporates to move away from a narrow vision of CSR to a broader ‘corporate responsibility’—leading to a people-friendly business environment

Is India preparing her students for the rapidly changing world?

We are living in an era of high-stakes testing and global comparisons, and the need for re-examining the world’s educational systems is critical.

Scaling skill development in the SME sector through PPP

MSMEs and SMEs are critical to the growth of Indian economy.

It’s an exciting time to be an entrepreneur: Rahul Alex Panicker, Embrace Innovations

An IIT Madras alumnus, Rahul Alex Panicker is the co-founder of Embrace Innovations.

Why IT professionals constantly need to upskill

India’s total IT workforce is estimated at around 30 lakh and mid-level managers account for 10-15% of the workforce at tier-1 companies.

Making the business case for diversity & inclusion

Having a diversity-friendly setup helps enhance the productivity of not only individual employees but also the entire organisation

Nurturing STEM by strengthening the roots

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is initiating the Faraday programme in India which aims to create an ecosystem for promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

We are translating our English courses into Hindi, Tamil and other Indian languages: Kabir Chadha, Coursera

We are extremely bullish about India as a market and are making investments to further expand our course offerings and partnerships in the country

The pursuit of passion

If you are a sales person who loves to travel, you could take that wanderlust and find a job in the travel industry. If you are a mechanical engineer who is also a bike enthusiast, you could focus on

Supporting innovation means encouraging entrepreneurship

Last year Ericsson organised the IIT Innovation Awards to spur creativity among IIT students; this month the company took it to a larger...

How superior work culture decreases job hopping

It is said that people leave their leaders, not the organisation. A leader at every level must be empowered to create opportunities for their people within the organisation. After all, if there is an

Can entrepreneurship meet the job-creation challenge?

According to the ministry of corporate affairs, about 1 lakh new companies were registered in India in 2014. So, entrepreneurship is growing. But the outcome of this positive trend will be tested by t

Startups need more than just an idea

Do not underestimate the time it takes to set up a business. While the idea is important, it may take you at least six months to develop the idea into something people want to buy—and then the real

Closing the manufacturing skills gap

The next step is skilling human resources to propel the country into a global manufacturing hub

What role can academia play in the evolution smart cities

The government plans to establish 100 smart cities by 2022.

The importance of re-skilling

The concept of re-skilling is becoming central to sustaining business momentum.

Strengthening ‘brand IIM’

Given that newer IIMs are a reality, rather than lamenting on lost exclusivity, the IIM brand should be strengthened around collective excellence.

Solving India’s labour deficit

While the government must provide opportunity for growth and development of skills, the private sector must take on the role of the consumer of these skilled workers as well as a sustainer of the tale

‘Private funding and PPP can help India overcome VET challenges’

“By the end of fiscal 2020, we will equip 3 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business,” says Sanjeev Gupta.

Talent branding: A tool to attract & retain talent

Talent branding also assists organisations in crucial aspects such as retention of workforce; conducting influential discussions with stakeholders; alignment between employees and organisational objec

Can vocational training happen via m-learning?

M-learning is comparable to theoretical classroom learning. But with the right amount of effort, it can also be a mode of practical vocational training

What the future holds for India in cloud computing

Skill formation for handling complex cloud computing tasks is important. We have to evolve courses to cater to this and popularise them from the school level itself

Skill India, the world needs it

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 r

Can skilled youth empower India’s next growth phase?

Only if the government, without delay, reforms the existing labour laws and does away with archaic regulations

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