TRACK 1: SKILLING YOUNG INDIA: INITIATIVES AND CHALLENGES
This track focuses on initiatives undertaken, reviewing the progress made so far, and challenges faced in skilling young India. Major question for deliberation could be—What is the magnitude of initiatives required? What are the promising areas to focus on? What has been the progress made so far? Are we on the right track? What are the challenges being faced? What else need to be done?
Sub-themes: National skill building initiatives, Scope and challenges for skilling India, Skill building as a social imperative to establish dignity of labour, Skill building for inclusive development, Education policy and skill building, Role of educational institutions in skill building, Higher education in India at crossroad, Challenges and opportunities of making Indian youth healthy and happy.
TRACK 2: SKILLING YOUTH FOR – MAKE IN INDIA?
Make in India initiative has received global response and in times to come India is likely to witness a surge in manufacturing activities. This will require a large pool of human resource engagement. Young India will see tremendous opportunities under this initiative. Major question to ask here would be – Are we ready for this opportunity? What needs to be done? How to streamline youth and skill them to be a part of ”Make in India?”
Sub-themes: India’s growth story, Structural transformation of Indian economy, Industrial sector and manufacturing growth in India, Global slowdown in manufacturing and its implications, rational and dimensions of Make in India initiative, Global response to Make in India initiative, Future directions and possibilities under Make in India policy, Preparing youth for Make in India engagement, Role of educational institutions in skilling youth for Make in India.
TRACK 3: CORPORATE SECTOR, TALENT POOL AND – GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FOR YOUNG INDIA
Preparing and shaping young India needs corporate sector support in a big way. The task of creating talent pool and preparing them for global leadership cannot be realized without a constructive and proactive support of corporate sector. The questions for deliberation in this track could be – What should be the hiring, nurturing, and retaining strategy for young India? How to create a talent pool and what would be the role of corporate India? What wold be role of corporate sector in securing global leadership for young India? How can India be the global supplier of young leaders? How best can academia-industry interface be achieved? How academia and industry together address the issue of employability gap?
Sub-themes: Skill Building and Corporate India, Talent acquisition and development, Best practices from global organisations, Leadership Competencies, Emerging Trends in Leadership, Leadership development, Next generation leaders, Indian Youth as Global Leaders, Global practices, Models of academia-Industry interface, Addressing employability gaps.