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Why change in education system is necessary?

To tap the raising opportunities in the IT industry, India essentially will have to create globally qualified IT professionals.

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To remain employable and technological expert, Siddarth Bharwani, Director, Jetking, stresses on skill development. He advocates for change in the education system. He insists on concept oriented curriculum and to develop client-handling ability.

Current education system and its impact

According to Siddarth the current education system centers around bookish knowledge. However, to surpass the corporate challenges comprehensive training is required. In India scoring high is considered as satisfactory result. Lack of emphasis on practical learning, outdated and inadequacy of captivating syllabus have created gap in creation of skilled workforce in India. To ensure the job security of the employees up-gradation in education system focusing skill development is necessary. To fill the increasing skilled workforce gap, constant change in technology should reflect in curriculum.

Skill gap in India

A report by Nasscom and Zinnov Management Consulting states that India is the fourth largest base for young businesses in the world and home to 3,000 tech start-ups, which is set to increase its base to 11,500 tech by 2020. The industry employs about 10 million Indians and continues to contribute significantly to the social and economic transformation in the country.

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Insufficient skilled workforce

The central government reports shows that India do not have sufficient skilled manpower. The Economic Survey 2014-15 stated that as per the Labor Bureau Report 2014, the present skilled workforce in India is only 2%.

A report by Nasscom and Zinnov Management Consulting states that India is the fourth largest base for young businesses in the world and home to 3,000 tech start-ups, which is set to increase its base to 11,500 tech by 2020. The industry employs about 10 million Indians and continues to contribute significantly to the social and economic transformation in the country.

Demand for skilled IT professionals

The Digital India and the Smart City mission launched by the Indian Government has pressed for fresh ambit for possibility for IT companies in India. According to research by McKinsey, the ‘Digital India Initiative’ could help boost India’s gross domestic product (GDP) by $550 billion to US$ 1 trillion by 2025.

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The future education

The education system will not remain same. ‘The future of education will be, it will be mix of classroom and online learning’, feels Siddarth Bharwani. Jetking is leading to the innovation iwith regard to the e-learning training. In india free MOOC (Massive Open online course) and content lacks depth.

Jetking has tied up with TestOut in India, USA based noted e-learning company is the leading online learning provider in US.

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The online e-learning facility, Jetking online school of technology is responsive, cloud and mobile enabled online learning system is designed to cater updated curriculum. In addition Jetking is planning to launch self-learning and mobile interface on its e-learning platform.

Tap the opportunity

With immense opportunity in the IT industry in India, an IT professional will have to possess technological knowledge through practical training. In addition with the classroom learning, an IT aspirant can keep themselves updated through e-learning.

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