Around 9.34 million students are presently seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree, making it India’s most well-known undergraduate program. That is trailed by Bachelor of Science (4.68 million) and Bachelor of Commerce (4.03 million), as per the All India Survey of Higher Education. A couple of experts feel the high number of students seeking after Bachelor of Arts is an issue – it doesn’t furnish them with down to practical job-related abilities and once in a while restricts alternatives outside of scholastics. About one out of four youngsters in India think that it’s extreme to get their first employment opportunity, as per HBR’s Ascend Youth Skills Survey.
By 2022, India means to make an asset pool of 500 million talented workers. It is without a doubt a yearning motivation given the way that the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India’s aptitude improvement authority, could officially prepare scarcely 51 million over the most recent four years. Of these, usually, 21 million figured out how to land up a great job.
The survey sample is totally depended on data provided by 962 universities, 38,179 colleges, and 9,190 standalone institutions across India.
The scale of what needs to be achieved is truly staggering but there a few lessons that India can draw from its neighbor and manufacturing giant China. In fact, the system helped China to successfully transform into the world’s manufacturing hub after it produced millions of skilled workers. The technical vocational education and training (TVET) system ensure vocational training at the secondary level, higher educational institutes, adult training and retraining, training of vocational trainers, financing, and active participation of the local industries.
The curriculum is so well designed and articulated that all points are kept in mind for the needs of the local industries and the Chinese government bears more than 70 percent cost of vocational education.
As per the experts, the biggest disadvantage with such a high number of students are joining and looking for the Bachelor of Arts program is that the course is not providing or real training to students any practical job-related skills.
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In India, an education degree is still preferred for vocational training. We have to give more incentive to tilt the balance in favor of vocational courses.
Pursuing an Arts degree does not necessarily mean that the student will find it difficult to land a job. For example, if you wanted to pursue Arts but instead did engineering and worked in the same for 3 years just because of family pressure because according to them an ARTS graduate is always unemployed. Today I’ve switched to UI/UX designing and when I am looking for a job as a designer I am getting rejected because I don’t have an ARTS degree. That’s just how it works. No particular degree is good or bad. Every degree has its own pros and cons.
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Instead of cursing a particular degree we should create jobs in all verticals. ‘Expert’ opinion like this will never allow us to move away from the thinking that doctors, engineers, and CA are the only career options. It will only elicit the above thinking.