There is growing anxiety across the world about higher education – students
are uncertain about the return on investment due to rising tuition fees on one hand and uncertainty about career prospects on the other.
For years, corporate social responsibility (CSR) was more a public relations activity across the
world. Often companies took on social responsibilities only after a debacle - after an oil spill or being called out for polluting groundwater, etc. However, CSR is now a business imperative.
The COVID 19 pandemic has had a severe impact on 220 million students as universities in 175
countries closed their premises and countries shut their borders. Although higher education institutions were quick to adopt lectures with online learning, these closures affected learning and examinations.
The world of work has been profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. In addition to the threat
to public health, the consequent economic and social upheaval threatens to disrupt the livelihoods,careers and wellbeing of millions.
TeamLease EdTech is on a mission of Making India Employable. This report is our initiative to
nurture insights that can help fresh job aspirants understand the trends and gain their foothold in the market and gain relevant skills.
The Survey covers all institutions of Higher Education in the country, registered with AISHE code in AISHE portal www.aishe.gov.in. Institutions are categorized in 3 broad Categories; University, College and Stand-Alone Institutions.
The Eighth Edition of India Skills Report (2021), is India’s most referred report on the nation’s talent landscape. We recognise and express our gratitude to all parties involved in this effort and initiative to address the post covid talent demand and supply nationwide. We express our heartfelt gratitude to the businesses, government, and academia who shared their views on India’s talent landscape and contributed to creating this report. The Global pandemic of COVID-19 has affected us all directly as a threat to our lives and the nation’s economy. This report is a combination of an assessment of 65,000 candidates from across the nation who appeared for the WNET, and a report from the India Hiring Intent survey where 150+ corporates spread across 15 Industry sectors participated to share their hiring forecast for the year.
The Indian job market has extreme information asymmetry – there is a considerable gap between the job market information and the information available to job seekers. The Career Outlook Report aims to bridge this gap and provide career-enhancing insights into job roles and skills the market requires and the types of courses that prepare job seekers to effectively respond to market demand. The report has been prepared by meticulously bringing together employer surveys and current market information to quantify the “Intent to Hire” by employers, across eighteen sectors and fourteen cities across India.
Education is fundamental for achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just
society, and promoting national development. Providing universal access to quality education is the
key to India’s continued ascent, and leadership on the global stage in terms of economic growth,
social justice and equality, scientific advancement, national integration, and cultural preservation.
Universal high-quality education is the best way forward for developing and maximizing our
country's rich talents and resources for the good of the individual, the society, the country, and the
world. India will have the highest population of young people in the world over the next decade, and
our ability to provide high-quality educational opportunities to them will determine the future of our
country NIRF Ranking 2020 was released on 11th June 2020.
The NIRF framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”. NIRF Ranking 2020 was released on 11th June 2020.
You may recall the resolution adopted in the National Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Directors on Research & lnnovation held between 26th to 28thJuly 2018. One of the resolutions was to 'Adopt and implement Learning
Outcomes Based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) in HEls, by updating curriculum from academic year 2O19-2O: Adopt Learner Centric teaching learning processes by
suitable improvement in the pedagogy'.
The survey covers all institutions of Higher Education in the country, registered with AISHE code in AISHE portal www.aishe.gov.in. Institutions are categorized in 3 broad categories; University, College and Stand-alone Institutions"- All India Secondary Higher Education Report by MHRD
"Employers perceive some skills to be more important than others. The three most important skills are perceived to be: problem solving, teamwork, and communication. The three least important are: commercial awareness, negotiating and language skills."- QS The Global Skills Gap in the 21st Century.
Schoolguru Eduserve, a leading Ed-Tech Company has published a research report on ‘The Trends
and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is an in-depth study of the changing
parameters in higher education section and provides statistical insights with respect to the growth in
online learning, upcoming trends, the power of technology and the need to leverage it for
"How does an enterprise ensure that the knowledge capital of its workforce is giving the business a competitive edge and that it is continuously enhanced and replenished to sustain that competitive edge? A corporate university can facilitate this through various online and offline platforms." A report by Teamlease Skills University on Re-imagining Employee Productivity
"Despite the increased access to higher education in India, challenges remain. Low employability of graduates, poor quality of teaching, weak governance, insufficient funding, and complex regulatory norms continue to plague the sector"- Reviving Higher Education in India, A report by Brookings India.
"There is no question that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing disruption to the political, economic, and social fabric—and this disruption is having an impact on work, workers, and employers as never before"- A report by Deloitte- Global Human Capital Trends