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Year: 2018


pp vi+190

ISBN: 9789386262608(HB)

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About the Book

‘Skill’ and ‘Knowledge’ are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. Skill India is an initiative of Indian Government, launched to empower the youth with skill sets which make them more employable and productive in their work environments.

Skill India brings a lot of advantages and opportunities for young Indians. The skill ecosystem is seeing some great reforms and policy interventions and is reinvigorating and reenergizing the country’s workforce.

National Policies on Skill Development aim at creating a workforce empowered with improved skills, knowledge and internationally reorganized qualification to gain access to decent employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the dynamic Global Labour Market. They aim at increase in productivity of workforce both in the organized and the unorganized sectors, seeking increased participation of youth, women, and marginalised sections, and to synergise efforts of various sectors and reform the present systems.

The success of a nation depends on the success of its youth and skill India is certain to bring a lot of advantage and opportunities for the young Indians.

About Author

Dr. P. Satyanarayana is a senior distance educator. He was associated with the planning and founding of Dr. B. R.  Ambedkar Open University and Indira Gandhi National Open University. He worked as consultant to several distance teaching Institutions. He participated in many national and international seminars and conferences organized by COL, ICDE, AAOU, UGC, EADTU, AADE, IDEA. He widely travelled in Asia, America and Europe. He contributed to several journals on different dimensions of ODL. His English books include Distance Education: What? Why? How?; Distance Education: Origin, Growth and Development; and Open Universities: Modern Educational Innovations. His Telugu books in Political Science and Public Administration are used as reference works by Telugu medium UG and PG students. He is the founder President of Open Learning Promotion Society. Currently he is Overseas Educational Consultant to OKOS Communication Systems in USA.


1. Introduction

2. Skill Development Ecosystem

3. Need to Re-engineer the Skill Ecosystem

4. Skills Structure

5. Skills Journey

6. National Skills Development Strategy

7. National Skill Development Mission

8. Vision for National Skill Development Initiative

9. National Policy for Skill Development—2015

10. Skill India to Go Far

11. Skill Assessment: Policy, Practice and Capacity

12. Skill Development for Unorganised Sector

13. CII Initiatives

14. A Common Framework for Skills Development

15. Demand and Supply Dynamics

16. Quality and Relevance

17. Equity and Access

18. Public-Private Partnership

19. Sector Skill Councils

20. Issues in Skill Development and Training

21. Skill Development Challenges

22. Chief Ministers on Skill Development

23. Training and Skills Development in the East Asian Newly Industrialised Countries

24. Engagement with Other Countries

25. International Context: Best Practices in Skill Development

Appendix 1. Skill Development and Training Programmes of Central Government

Appendix 2. Key Skill Development Schemes for Various Target Groups

Appendix 3. Standardized Courses of Skill India Programme



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