Lack of Skill-Based Curriculum Holding Young Indians Back: Experts

By SiliconIndia  |   Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 14:07 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore:  The development story of India has hit a roadblock. The country is plagued by the lack of skilled talent and the industries are finding it hard to sustain the critical mass of skilled workforce that propels growth, reports Prachi Rege of DNA.

The recent study has revealed the almost 3/4th of the engineers who graduate from different parts of the nation, lack the critical skills necessary for employment. Experts believe that harvesting the country’s demographic dividend is critical for economic revival of the nation. And they added that, before leveraging the demographic dividend it is utmost essential to identify the factors that have played a substantial role in hindering the skill development process in the country.

TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education, cited various social, economic and cultural factors behind this debacle, in the recently concluded sixth HR Summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

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1: Excellent article. Today right from certificate(ITI) to Engineering Graduate level there is lack of practical training. In our school days we used to have CRAFT classes. Today the country produces 13 lakh Engineering Graduates.In Germany at PG Level one semester each for Practicum and Thesis,the student has to work in Industry. The Industry pays. Such practicum has to be introduced for Engineering Graduate Students.
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 27 Oct, 2013
2: I think that we have an international problem with "engineers who graduate from different parts of the nation, lack the critical skills necessary for employment". I think that there are critical skill gaps in this areas of Big Data, Cloud and IT Security.

Many organizations don’t even know they are doing anything wrong from a security perspective. The CEO must understand the risk and the CISO must understand the issues with privacy and security that is associated with new technology, like Big Data. And on top of this, people are so fixated on being technical that they lose sight of social and business skills, especially in being able to talk to management.

The result is that a Big Crisis is likely to occur very soon:
1. A Big Data security crisis is likely to occur and few organizations have the ability to deal with it.
2. We have little knowledge about data loss or theft in big data environments.
3. I imagine it is happening today but has not been disclosed to the public.

I recently read an interesting report from Aberdeen Group that revealed that “Over the last 12 months, tokenization users had 50% fewer security-related incidents(e.g., unauthorized access, data loss or data exposure than tokenization non-users”. The name of the study is “Tokenization Gets Traction”.

This type of measurable information about security should be communicated to management.

Data tokenization can also add business value and increase creativity by allowing more people to have access to more data in a less risky way than before.

This is great news about how security can provide a business benefit and should be discussed with management.

Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity, +1-203-570-6919.
Posted by:Ulf Mattsson - 26 Oct, 2013