India is one of the most populated countries of the world .With rich diversity in culture and known for rich traditions, India is also one of the progressing countries making it to TOP 50 Countries of the world. Although India had a rich education system, however with the new technologies coming into existence, employers in India continue to state that the educated graduates are not well educated or skilled for the employment in their industries.
Stakeholders of the Education System:
In various parts of the world, education is one of the important need to ascertain the different concepts of the technology and industry. Academicians and Employers are the primary recipients of the graduate employability attribute developments and their views. As per the recent trends, it has been observed that the role of the academic qualifications of the students is increasingly reducing and in order to add value to the employability opportunities, students are in dire need of the skill component. The employers are likely to recruit those students who are more skill oriented and has a combination of the relevant employability attributes necessary for the job performance.
Skills of Employability:
Some of the skills that can help in employability can be listed as below:
- Communication Skills
- Teamwork Skills
- Problem-solving Skills
- Initiative and Enterprise Skills
- Planning and Organization Skills
- Learning Skills
- Technology Skills
- Self-Management Skills
In simple words it can be said that the success of the students in the present knowledge based economy will increase only when they are more equipped with their skills and unlike the previous scenario their jobs do not depend on the marks obtained in various subjects. Today’s economy and society increasingly demands people with an ability to cope with change and adapt quickly to new environments and people.
In order for people to achieve a desired performance at a task they must be provided with opportunities to perform the actions required so they can improve their performance at this task until they master it. Training should be about activities, scenarios, and simulation. Such curriculum is nowadays being developed and distributed by AICTE and AICTE has taken an initiative to provide the skill oriented education through SKP.