CHAPTER 2

Governmental Efforts to Promote Skill Development

Policy Approach for Skill Development and Vocational Education and Training

Although vocational education was recognized as an important ingredient for economic and social advancement, there had been no clear articulation of an exclusive policy on vocational education. However, this lacuna was addressed by the 12th Five Year Plan document (Government of India, Planning Commission 2013) that clearly states that there is an urgent need to mainstream skill formation in the formal education system. This was later evolved into a well-crafted policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship by the Government of India in 2015. The newly evolved National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship ...

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