National Education Policy- Enough focus on vocational education? – Part II

Better skills and qualifications leading to higher employability are the shoulders upon which India’s demographic dividend of a median age of just 28 hope to rise. 


It is heartening to note the prominence given to vocational education in the Additional Key Focus Areas section of the report. The report gives a clarion call, which we welcome wholeheartedly, in integrating vocational and mainstream education across all schools, colleges and universities (revised from the 25% target in 2015) and to provide technical and vocational skills training to at least 50% of students by 2025. The NEP categorically states that all students in Grades 9-12 must be exposed to vocational education in at least one vocation or trade…Read more

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