Skill India Mission-Key Points and Expectations for year 2020

Year 2020 may be the revolutionary year for theSkill India Mission 2022, Some of the Key points we are looking forward 

1. PMKVY 3.0 (Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana) – FlagshipPMKVY1.0and PMKVY2.0 were unable to create  the desired impact. Poor planning andground work , lack of clarity and weak monitoring   were the keychallenges in the earlier schemes. Placement record for previous versions arealso not very impressive. However;  now with hindsight of almost 6 years of  PMKVY schemes, NSDCshould come up  with a better  planned PMKVY3.0 to create realimpact on ground.

2. New Education Policy(NEP)- 2020 –  A comprehensive  New Education policy is long awaited  toharness opportunities in  today’s rapidly evolvingSocio-Economic dynamics together with increasing pace of emergingtechnologies led disruptions. Last time it was in 1986 when Education policywas promulgated ( second time since independence). We certainly need a moreproactive approach when it comes to ‘strategic’ issues like Education

India’s Vocational education based formal degree/diploma programs ,Industry oriented curriculum, More autonomy to the Institutions/University,focus on emerging technology areas are the key features of the proposedNEP draft. Future skills is also hope for Indian youth. Indian youth lookforward  to  bigger participation in acquiring  thesefuture skills. We can see the NEP introduced in this year.
3. DDUGKY – It is one of the mostsuccessful scheme in Skill India Mission. More players are joininghands in implementing this scheme to empower rural youth.  

4. CSR/Industry Participation – Industry/corporatesector is coming  with better designed CSR initiatives  andspending more in the Skill Development and it is a good sign to createimpact on ground.

5. Value of Certification – One of the key challenge which I haveraised at various forums is the recognition of Skill Certification. Industryhas not accepted the Skill India certificates in their new hiring andcareer progression for existing workers. There is no value addition inmost of the jobs for certified or non-certified candidates. But Once theIntegration of Vocational Degree/diploma starts which is equivalent toformal education certificate as per new education policy, the Entire Eco systemof Skill Development in India may change for good.

6. State Skill Missions – Many states are entering into MOUswith industry to create state specific skill development programs. Many stateshave  already announced state skill universities. These missions will playa key role  in the development of their local youth and create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for them.

Note: Sachin Jain is Founder @  EFOS Edumarketers Pvt ltd. You may reach out to him sachin@efos.in. 

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