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Time for vocational education: introduce hands-on alternate skills starting with Class XI in school

An authored article of Neeti Sharma on Times of India talks about introducing vocational skills at school and college level to enable students to have at least some skill that will help them gain employment.

Jobs Jumla: How Technology is Upending ModiÔö£├│├ö├®┬╝├ö├ñ├│s Monumental Plans to Put India to Work

An article in ‘The Wire’ talks about Automation is deindustrialising India, which is not sufficiently innovative to face up to the threats posed by artificial intelligence, nor equipped to build on its mainstay capabilities in agriculture and other traditional industries; along with inputs from Manish Sabharwal.

A new story of us

An authored article of Manish Sabharwal talks about how GST and demonetisation are risky. But they could end up reviving the lost romance of policy.

GST and demonetisation are risky. But they could end up reviving the lost romance of policy.

Making skills self-healing

One solution to India's challenges of education, employment, employability lies in state govts adopting apprenticeships on a large scale

One solution to India's challenges of education, employment, employability lies in state govts adopting apprenticeships on a large scale

Safety at work: Be alert. Trust your instincts

An authored article on Sonal Arora in rediff.com highlights few safety advices for working women.

In the wake of the unfortunate murder of a techie in Pune by a security guard, Sonal Arora, vice president, TeamLease Services, offers prudent advice to working women.

Spurious MBA education - a useless, fancy, label

In background checks carried out during 2014 23% of all potential employees that were screened in India showed up a lie or a discrepancy, with more than half of this related to education. This statistic grows at 26% per annum and a lot of it originates in fake degrees and certifications obtained from dubious institutions.

An emerging force

An article in Business India magazine talks about how The domestic flexi-staffing industry is poised for exponential growth; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty.

The domestic flexi-staffing industry is poised for exponential growth.

Ignore the jobs doomsayers

Notion that India has peaked in manufacturing & IT employment is at best premature, at worst, dishonest

Drop in demand for engineering courses, 44% seats lie vacant

An article in Indian Express talks about how poor quality of education and dearth of jobs in the market has led to a drop in demand for engineering courses in Maharashtra; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty.

At workplace, FM means flash mob

An article in Hindustan Times talks about how firms are using flash mobs to increase workplace productivity; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty.

When Paul Chan, the CEO of Pureprofile, an Australia-based media company, visited its Mumbai office early this year, he was greeted by a carefully choreographed Bollywood dance.