Associate Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies,
The purpose of this paper is to examine the current state of Vocational Education & Training (VET) in India and its role in building capacities for new-age skills, especially at the Base of Pyramid (BoP). The primary objective is to identify the projected skill requirements of the country, the initiatives taken by the government/ other agencies and the explore the mechanism to plug the rising gap between the skill requirements and the initiatives by different agencies. The paper qualitatively investigates the key players involved in VET and the role of emerging technologies in bridging the skill gap. The futuristic technological interventions like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) using Indian languages is highlighted using a proposed model. The unique point of differentiation of the study is the proposed integrative model that attempts to weave-in the diverse stakeholders who encompass the eco-system of skill based vocational education and training for leadership at the BoP.
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