6th AITMC-AICTE ANNUAL GLOBAL SUMMIT 2017 AT AICTE
HEADQUARTERS, VASANTKUNJ, NEW DELHI,
14th June 2017
To support the vision of The Hon’ble Prime Minister which is focussed on Employment, Entrepreneurship & Skill Development, AITMC organized the 6 th AITMC-AICTE ANNUAL GLOBAL SUMMIT 2017, on 14th June 2017 at AICTE Headquarters, VasantKunj, New Delhi. The event was attended by Mrs.Sanghamitra V. Arora, Head of Department from Applied Sciences & Humanities Department, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon.
The initiative taken was to look into the employment creation and skill development related challenges and opportunities in India and discuss the way forward with industrialists and corporate houses, Engineering and Management Institutions, Skill Development Training Partners & Industrial Associations.In a move that reflects concerns on the slow growth of jobs in the economy, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and non-governmental organisation,All India Technical and Management Council (AITMC) launched "Earn While Learn"(EWL) to educate and develop the skill set of over 1.5 million youths across industries, and provide them with assured livelihoods. "Earn While Learn” supports the Skill India mission and will be creating 1.5 million jobs in 550 districts of India within a year.
All India Technical and Management Council is a non governmental organisation. AITMC plays an influential role in creating and sustaining an environment in which employment and entrepreneurship flourish. AITMC offers services which comprises of Skill Development, Training, Placement, Employment generation, entrepreneurship opportunities and many more schemes through engagement with Ministries of the Central Government and State Government, involving Departments under the Central and State Government, partnering with State Skill Development Mission and Sector Skill Council in order to achieve all round excellence.
The initiative, announced at the "Global Summit 2017", will be implemented in collaboration with industries and business owners. It has been launched jointly by AICTE under MHRD, National Career Service under ministry of labour and employment and All India Technical and Management Council (AITMC).EWL initiative has formed strategic partnerships with corporates and will be launching in 50 districts in June 2017 and 75 districts in July 2017. The first phase will be launched in collaboration with various higher educational institutional across the country.
The sessions at the summit were chaired by dignitaries from various sectors of industry, ministries, academia and non-govermental organisations. The eminent speakers included Sh. Vijay Sampla (Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment) , Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe (Chairman-AICTE), Sh. M.P. Poonia (Vice Chairman-AICTE), Lt Gen (Dr) SP Kochhar (CEO-Telecom Sector Skill Council), Sh. Dhananjay Singh (Director General-NHRD), Sh. Pravin Srivastava (ADG-Directorate General of Employment, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India), Sh. Anuj Sharma (Chairman E-Rickshaw Committee-Ministry Of Road Transport and Highways, Govt of India) and more representatives from NGOs and AITMC. The sessions were conducted by Sh. Deep Choudhary (CEO-AITMC).
Session 1 :
Session 1 highlighted the importance of “Employability and the Role of Higher Educational Institutions”
Adequate and qualitative jobs may only be created when a network of forces work together to address the challenge. These forces, on their own, will not be able to achieve the desired effects. The discussion was on the most critical question in front of the country, that is, how to create adequate jobs in order to maintain the growth rates across sectors. Certain sectors in India have enormous potential for generating more jobs and livelihoods and can facilitate growth and employment in the country. The role of higher educational institutions in this endeavour was also discussed.
Session 2 :
“Skill Education Policies” was the topic of discussion in the session 2
India’s youth demographic market produces 10-12 million job seekers a year, but only 10 % of them are actually employable due to insufficient education and training provisions. This percentage in nations like Japan, South Korea and Germany are 80%, 96% and 75% respectively. To top the world’s GDP list, India is in need of skilled labor much more than these countries since the youth ratio here is the largest. Schemes such as PMKVY and SWAYAM were discussed in detail.
Session 3 highlighted the importance of “Internships & Effective Collaboration of Industry and Academia”
Best practices of industry-academia should be encouraged to connect in teaching practices.The common interaction model between academia and industry is that of producer-consumer – a relationship that has existed for long between the two sides. This relationship necessitates some collaboration as the consumer has to ensure that the output of the producer satisfies the needs to a large extent. It is clear that the engineering education system, the way it has evolved, is currently not in best of shape, and will require a lot of help to improve and relying on the Government alone will not solve the problem fast enough.
The event is an eye-opener for academia and supports the need of the hour, as far the Indian education system is concerned. Every effort by the authorities and government policies should be supported and implemented in order to create an environment in which employment and entrepreneurship both flourish.