Competencies In India's Largest Education Market

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An Education Conference 'EDUCATION Next'

The Indian education system is too formal and competitive now with a excess of opportunities for students. India currently has the world's largest youth population and also the largest education market, which makes imperative the need to prepare and plan for an education that produces a world class, competent and skilled force.

India, when said as a tradition is highly noted upon quite histological, especially with reference to the traditional Gurukul system. Responding to the need of the hour, the recently organized Education conference titled 'EDUCATION NEXT-The way Forward', was held in the capital city, in association with IMT Ghaziabad, HSB and Orris.

It was a day long event which offered a platform to eminent academicians, scholars, educationists, teachers, NGO's and many big names from the corporate world, in order to discuss the road-map for future education and industry needs in India.

The chief guest of the event, Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister while giving the inaugural address said "Providing quality education with opportunities in abundance is our foremost goal. We have to build a highway for a child. Which way he wants to drive, that's the child's wish".

"The govt aims to design courses of national standard for all subjects, across the country. We will soon roll such courses in the vocational fields like retail, reality, design and automobile. Besides, it is not the sole responsibility of Government to offer quality education at all levels, private institutions and corporate should also pitch in, partner and share this giant task of providing high quality education to all. He added.

He also said that Education should not be taken as a burden by private bodies; it should be understood as inclusive". The conference was spread over 4sessions throughout he day. The sessions deliberated on India as education superpower of future and the pathway to progress.

Stuart P Milne, CEO of HSBC India, on sharing his view on platforms such as EDUCATION Next said "India is home to one of the world's largest youth populations. Universalizing acess to higher education, and providing skill training are matters of utmost importance today. Platforms such as Education Next, w believe are critical as they provide the space for government and industry to initiate a discussion and find viable ways to strive for an improved and inclusive education system, and expand employment opportunities".

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