India holds second rank in population after China and first rank for having youngest population perhaps in coming one or two decade it may override China to become world’s most populous country. But this trend leads to a very serious problem of unemployment which going towards a devastating course. According to the Aspiring Minds National Employ-ability Report 80% of engineering graduates are unemployable because they lack necessary knowledge and skills. The number with other graduates is about 75% of unemployment, whereas the skilled personnel in India are only 2% of the required manpower. India with its mammoth population can be converted into giant hub of outsourcing and manpower with infusion of skill to unskilled which ultimately help to push Indian economy upward. In a contemporary trend all national and multinational companies are lean toward hiring a skilled professional rather than hiring and training them afterward. By virtue of this practice companies are saving both Time & Money which they were supposed to utilize on hired employees. For example if there are two individual, both of them did B.Com but second one of that also did Tally ERP course then recruiter will give first preference to second one. Currently recruiter are in bid to search for those candidate which possess skills competent to there degrees.
In this context China would be best example. For more than two decade Chinese economy registers growth at 10 percent due to consistent efforts to convert low-technology based businesses into more professional & completely technology based businesses which required huge force of skilled labor. So they started their focus on educational reforms particularly on vocational training and education from grass root level. Chinese Government designed Vocational Training Program in systematic manner and planning comprehensibly providing a statutory legal framework taking care of all needs it require. To enhance active participation of student to vocational courses they spend huge amount of money in giving scholarship or imparting training free of cost for most students. The result as we all know most company give first preference to China as companies are well aware of fact that they will fetch cheap labor and high quality product due to skilled manpower.
“Skill India” Program is really appreciable step taken by Government of India understanding inevitable importance of Skill Development and pushing it through out the nation by amalgamating with some of it’s agency like National Skill Development Corporation and other organization. To eradicate unemployment Skill Building Program may act as ray of hope. In coming years when infrastructural development will be accelerated in India we are going to need thousand of skilled employees in terms of welder, mason, fitter, plumber, draftsman etc. all these are only in infrastructural field, different skilled professional required for different field. Eventually you don’t need to be highly literate to get skilled normal literate or even illiterate can also be make skilled with consistent practice. For financial and social healthiness of country it is extremely important to minimize the unemployment rate by creating strong front line of skilled personnel to be picked up by recruiters from National and International domain. Following Chinese pattern we must focus on secondary vocational training program which include informal on job training, apprenticeship, enterprise training program etc. There are jobs what we need is to carve the individual into skilled one to grab those jobs. Empowering youth with skills, India will march forward to attain its designated results.
A Management Guru says, “Your career success depends mostly on communication and the technical expertise you have. Nations are isolated due to lack of expert communication skills. Students are in a mess because they don’t listen to teachers. Politicians don’t listen to voters except at the time of elections. Suppliers don’t listen to customers with the result that there is tremendous miscommunication between groups. Therefore, writing, reading and speaking are essential in any interaction or exchange between parties.
Many people fail to perform and deliver because they stand in their own way of progress. When we are dissatisfied and depressed, we are disconnected, because the circumstances are not what we want, Gandhiji said that if someone slaps on one cheek, show the other cheek, which does not mean cowardice but a positive mental attitude to confuse the assailant does not know how to proceed further.
There are few decisions in life that have a bigger impact on your future potential than selecting a new job. Sure, there are matters of the heart: marriage, children, etc. But when making a career move, you need to use your head and do your research. The time to start deciding is before you start looking. While we are conditioned to evaluate opportunities based on compensation, there are a wide range of other factors that need to be weighed. So creating a framework for evaluating opportunities before you start looking will help you say yes to the right opportunity and walk away from everything else.
What do I want to be when I grow up?
It’s hard to think about your career end game. There’s a position out there for you where your dream job meets your talents. So many of us think about our next role, but not beyond that. We want it all and we want it now. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. To a company, you are a collection of skills; sure there’s a person attached. But the business transaction is money paid for work done. So when they hire you, it’s for what they know you can do and that is generally based on proof of what you have already done.
So what does this mean for you? You need to identify that next big career milestone, assess the skill gaps between where you are now and where you want to be down the road, identify a subset of those skills that you want to gain in your next position and then find companies and industries that both value your current skills and will help you develop the new ones. Where can you find this kind of information?
- in company job descriptions, corporate career sites
- by networking with people in different industries and companies
- engaging with bloggers at companies that have knowledge of the work you want to do
- web searches
- conference presentations, user group meetings, MBA Alumni socials, etc.
- talking to recruiters
Remember the days when we were prone to use chalk and black board for studying, carrying slate with us. A decade ago or pre-digitalization era the sources of knowledge were big size heavily weighted books and distinguished faculties to whom, we always restricted ourselves to ask queries except the intelligent one. Major Representatives of knowledge were brain & paper. As time goes on requirement arises for constructive knowledge resource which could help for expansion of knowledge more vividly. Subsequently with the emergence of new technology a new concept of study is introduced called E-learning.
Technically E-learning is a kind of learning using electronic medium like computer and other devices where there is access of internet. Smartphone, tablet PCs are other gadget which can be used for E-learning. Huge data of different courses available virtually on internet to learn. Heavy book are converted into e-book which we can be easily stored in these devices and accessed at any time.
Prominent and noteworthy advantages of E-learning are mentioned below:
E-Learning Anywhere Anytime :
Geographical barrier are completely wiped out with this concept, as we can reach to anyone in the world through video conferencing and learn what we want. No specific time or place needed to start on or start off. It provides flexibility and choice of subject as well. There is no restriction on time of learning as you can access information at any time.
Mountains of data available in various format such as EBooks’, Journal, Data center, online tutorials etc. It can be accessed anytime and some of it can be saved for future use. Now days a versatile concept of Digital Libraries has been introduced in many institutions which exclusively used for purpose of E-learning.
Economically E-learning is cost effective and save lots of money which we supposed to spend on finding and arranging resources such as infrastructure, educational materials and others. An internet connection, few cheap PCs and a Learning Management System (LMS) is all we needed for designated e-learning program. Moreover lots of E-books & E-journal freely or with minimum charges are available.
One of most astonishing significance of E-learning is the instant updation of knowledge right from the resources as in traditional medium its take time to update. In changing scenario technology it’s important to keep employees updated with latest knowledge that’s why companies are switching towards e-learning programs for employees to make them up to date in their skills with their own choice and flexibility.
How come? Well, in E-learning we use computer, tabs or smart phones which will subsequently reduces our carbon footprint by providing a best alternative of paper based learning system. So if most of us started to learn from screens we could save plethora of trees which will good for health of environment.
Traditional classrooms got some restriction for application for technical knowledge which in case of e-learning doesn’t exist. Resources through out world give instruction to the tools, from which we were completely unaware of in traditional classrooms. Communication gaps have been filled with video conferencing giving relief from physical travels. Moreover in between we get to interact with many skilled personal which ultimately boost our knowledge about corresponding subject.
Management of Knowledge:
In traditional way of teaching we have to note down each & everything what we have been taught otherwise there are chances of getting forgot, but E-learning has designated system and tools which help to restore everything what we are learning so that can be used in future.
By virtue of E-learning we remain updated with the latest knowledge. The rate of retention and the grasp on information become strong as many elements are involved in learning process such as video, audio, quizzes, interaction etc. Black board are exchanging with projector so we can give a live demo of subject rather than just reading from textbook. Nowadays E-learning is becoming more popular due to its flexibility and other feature. Different apps are helping in learning process with interaction and engagement of learners on single platforms.
Though E-learning is beneficial, it has some drawback such as lack of human factor in knowledge acquiring process, increased dependency on technology, continuous contact with electronic devises may have ill effect on health etc. But if we carefully deal with these issues then undoubtedly E-learning could be the best learning method or we can say that it is the future of education.
The most churning topic arises while discussing admission in private university is the cost of the study.
Some established private universities may charge fees enough to raise your eyebrows but that’s the cost of being the alumni of the reputed university.
Subsequently, not all universities are a high bidder as a lot of may charge less if have the monetary support of other industrial organizations.
At the same time, you can look out for Scholarships matching to your profile from university itself or from any other organization.
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Much of the blame for unpreparedness of Indian cities to deal with natural hazards is put on municipal corporations. While most of the municipalities have been shamefully negligent of their duties, they alone cannot be blamed. The planning and development authorities are under the state governments (urban planning is a state subject). As a result, those who plan the cities have no accountability and those who are elected have no authority. While globally, cities are driving responses to deal with climate change, devolution of power to the city mayor and municipalities remain a mere formality. It’s time that environment and disaster management are mainstreamed into the urban planning process.
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