India: Preparation for the World of Work

Education System and School to Work Transition

  • Matthias Pilz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Narendra M. Agrawal, Mendu Rammohon Rao, Sudheesh Venkatesh
    Pages 311-329
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 356-361

About this book


This book explores how the Indian education and training system prepares young people for the world of work and for the requirements of the employment market – because India is a leading industrialised nation with a very young population and a high demand for a skilled workforce. Indian experts write from a course-specific perspective, offering a comprehensive picture of educational policy, curriculum design and cultural characteristics. The virtual absence of a formalised system of vocational training in India underlines the importance of this research.


  • Primary and Upper Primary Education (1–8)
  • Secondary (9–10) and Higher Secondary (11–12) Education
  • ITI’s/ITC‘s
  • Higher Education/University


Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in political science, education and training, sociology, lifelong learning and non/informal learning
  • Practitioners in the field of politics, teaching in VET
  • HR Managers in multi national companies, active in India
  • NGOs in India


Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz is Full Professor of Business Education at the University of Cologne and Director of the Center for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Cologne (CMIS-UC) and of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T).


Curricular Education School of work transition Vocational education and training school system

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Pilz
    • 1
  1. 1.KölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08501-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08502-5
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