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Skill development is no longer a matter of choice. It is an imperative to adapt, survive and succeed as it plays a pivotal role in employment and livelihood. Examine the changes that are needed to the India’s skill development model.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

5. Skill development is no longer a matter of choice. It is an imperative to adapt, survive and succeed as it plays a pivotal role in employment and livelihood. Examine the changes that are needed to the India’s skill development model. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

Enabling degree apprentices will make the Indian skill system self-healing, enrol 10 million young people, and make India the world’s largest apprenticeship system

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of skill development and changes that are needed to India’s skill development model.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by briefly citing statistics regarding the skilling in India.

Body:

First, write about the importance of skilling – creating a competent and trained manpower, proficient working, intensify the productiveness and quality of work for more significant results etc.

Next, write about the drawbacks on the present skill development model in India. Suggest changes that are required to ensure India develops a large pool of skilled labour.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.