The Skills They Want: Aspirations of Students in Emerging India

Published By: University of Pennsylvania | Published Date: December, 01 , 2012

This report investigates student awareness, interests and aspirations around general and vocational education. Using a survey administered to class 12 students in one district each in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, and Karnataka, we attempt to gain a better understanding of student aspirations, awareness levels, sources of information, key stakeholders and factors that influence their education and career choices. We then map student interests against sectors that are slated to experience the highest growth in terms of job creation. Our results indicate aspirations of students are largely misaligned with the needs of the Indian economy. It is important to create opportunities, generate awareness about various career options and the respective pathways available to realise career goals. Our findings have implications for policies aiming to improve participation in vocational education and training.

Author(s): Megha Aggarwal, Devesh Kapur, Namrata Tognatta | Posted on: Jan 19, 2016 | Views()

Member comments


No Comments yet! Be first one to initiate it!

Creative Commons License