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From 5 million to 20 million a year: The challenge of scale, quality and relevance in India’s TVET

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In the first decade of this century, India became one of the world’s fastest growing large economies, and began to face serious skill-related shortages of workers. Its TVET system has not responded adequately to the growth in demand for semi-skilled and skilled workers. This article describes six sets of reforms that India’s educational planners and policy-makers must put into place if these shortages are not to constrain India’s ability to benefit from the demographic dividend.

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Mehrotra, S. From 5 million to 20 million a year: The challenge of scale, quality and relevance in India’s TVET. Prospects 44, 267–277 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11125-014-9305-2

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Keywords

  • Skills
  • Vocational education
  • Vocational training
  • Education reform
  • India
  • Quality