Upskilling India

Building India’s talent base to compete in the global economy

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Authors: Mike King

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, Vice President, Global Education Industry,
Raj Rohit Singh

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, Senior Advisory Consultant,
Anthony Marshall

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, Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value,
Indrajit Roy

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, Industry Lead, Government and Education

The future looks bright for India’s economy, fueled by an entrepreneurial culture and youthful workforce, among other advantages. However, a looming talent shortage could threaten that future. New technologies, ever-changing skills requirements and outdated curricula are challenging India’s higher education system in its efforts to equip graduates with job-ready skills. To address these challenges, India’s education leaders should consider providing students with requisite skills by partnering with industry, adopting new learning technologies and delivering experience-based, applied learning.  

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