Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Center (VEDIC) and Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge (TASK), a not for profit organization created by Government of Telangana together organized a one day College Principals Conference here today.Speaking on the occasion, TASK CEO Sujiv Nair said, "In India education is inspirational, but there is no skill. Every one wants to become an Engineer. Today 62 per cent of our population is in working class between 15 to 69 years. Of this, 52 per cent is in the age group of around 25 years.
The Centre has formulated Skilling Policy in 2009. The objective of this policy was to enhance skill with speed, to standardize skills and standardize them sector wise. It has identified 29 Sectors and standardized skills required for those jobs" , he said " We at Telangana Government are formulating our own skill policy. This skill policy named as "Telangana State Skill Mission" will be launched very soon, may be in the month of November. The details are still being worked out. What I can say is this will align with National Skill Policy. We also want to be little different from the national policy. We want to focus on short term skilling programs", Sujiv Nair said.
He told College Principals to do little more in their circle of influence to bring changes in education.He also added while more are going for Engineering, it is the technicians who will be in demand in future. Because the ratio for each engineer recruited is 1:10 technicians. This conference mainly oriented towards developing faculty and curriculum towards industry requirements. It brought together educational administrators, faculty and industry at large to arrive at recommendations for improvements.
The conference was the first and so many similar conferences will be held at VEDIC, which is an excellent initiative of Sri Vishnu Educational Society for improving quality of faculty and students and bridging the gaps with the industry said KV Vishnu Raju, Convenor of CII Telangana Higher Education & Skill Development Panel and Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society. Raju said Principals has to make Padagogy more interesting to students. You must make abstract things very interesting to your students. Singapore has changed the design of their classrooms. Instead of one black board they have three. We need to relook at our classrooms to make learning more interesting to students, he said.