The vocational education system in India faces a daunting task in achieving the ambitious goals of National Skill Development and Entrepreneurship policy of 2015. Foremost, the vocational education stream itself has poor visibility due to several reasons, like low awareness among stakeholders and lack of parity in wage structure between formally qualified and vocationally trained graduates. Furthermore, public perception on skilling—that it is the last option for those who have not been able to progress/opted out of the formal academic system—is also a reason for the low demand for vocational education. This is due mainly to the tendency of industry to discriminate skilled and unskilled persons, depriving the skilled workforce ...

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