DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9dnqbf/indian_vocational) has announced the addition of the "Indian Vocational Education Sector: Trends & Opportunities (2012-2017)" report to their offering.
The Indian education system is one of the largest in the world. It is divided into two segments - formal segment (schools and higher education) and non-formal (vocational education coaching institutes, preschools, etc.) business segment. The system of education in the nation has been evolving from being purely knowledge based in the past to become more skill based. This has led to emergence of niche segments like vocational training, e-learning, skill development courses, among others.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) being a concurrent subject, the responsibility is shared by both central and state governments. In due course of time, VET has gained much importance in nation's overall education initiative. In order for VET to play greater role, it should be made more flexible and demand- based to match skill-sets requirement in constantly changing technologies and industries.
The young' population of India on provision of adequate training can provide it with demographic dividend vis-à-vis other nations by providing required skilled manpower for both national and international markets. The government has set a target to skill 500 million people by the end of the year 2020. It has already started working in this direction and has taken a number of important initiatives. Traditionally vocational education training in India was provided by institutes in the public sector but now many private institutes have forayed in either alone or in association in government body in the form of public private partnership (PPP).
Some of the challenges that confront VET in India are low relevance of vocational education courses to job market needs which leads to low success of VET graduates. There is shortage of quality faculty in vocational training institutes as there is no provision for training of vocational teachers. Lack of fund in these institutes and less private participation are also some of the major setbacks for the segment. These challenges have been discussed in detail in the report and analyst recommendations have also been included.
- Everonn Skill Development Limited (ESDL)
- NIIT Technology
- Centum Learning Limited
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