Degree Vs Skills
We graduate from college and years of education with our diplomas, but when we can’t find work, we become terrified. Why are there so many young people without jobs in India? Due to the emphasis on rote learning and instructor-based learning in the Indian educational system, there is a severe lack of skill development at all levels of schooling.
The only way to stay up with the positive trajectory our nation is on is through fusing knowledge and talents. Each year, millions of children in India complete a variety of courses, but the vast majority of them are unemployed. According to a report, there were bright individuals. In 2015, 1.5 lakh engineering students graduated from 650 colleges, yet 80% of them are still without jobs, the survey claims. Despite certain government initiatives aimed at enhancing skill development, there is still a significant mismatch between supply and demand, with students complaining about their limited career prospects and employers pining for qualified workers.
Numerous problems need to be addressed and worked on, including:
The material we are taught has to be changed because it is largely out of date and has little to do with the present. Because the cutoff percentage for every exam is based on grades, everyone in today’s world is preoccupied with them. To get better grades, everyone is using shortcuts to reach goals without putting forth any work. The limited use of technology in the classroom is another barrier to students gaining pertinent skills that are necessary for the workplace.
We want to start by stating that getting a degree is about more than just getting a job. The benefits have an impact on a variety of facets of life, including social, intellectual, athletic, artistic, moral, and so forth. As a result, while education gives you the theoretical understanding and analytical ability to prove why “doing things that way” doesn’t work, experience may tell you that it does. Your capacity for in-depth study and faster learning both increase with education.
Everyone seems to have or want a degree these days, and there is still a strong urge to get one as soon as is practical. But is it the wisest course of action? ITI graduates in the top 20% will make more money than engineers in the lowest 20%. Skill-building shouldn’t be a one-time event; it should be a part of college education.
There is an indissoluble relationship between the number of graduates each year and the related employment figures. The majority of graduates are unemployed, according to reports. Despite holding a bachelor’s degree, many of them lack the skills necessary to obtain employment in today’s constantly shifting labour market, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Development.
Never is a skill more important than a degree. However, a person will almost likely progress to a better position if they have the necessary skills, credentials, and level of self-confidence. A person can make money with the use of their skills. If a candidate lacks qualifications but has skill, employers won’t hire them. Even if a man is a skilled mechanic, he cannot call himself an engineer if he does not possess an engineering degree. In light of India’s enormous youth population—10 lakh children will enter the workforce each year—we must act forcefully, quickly, and bravely. Indian education faces the impossible trinity of cost, quality, and size, demanding a range of different and diverse solutions. Although it can help you land a position with a company or business, a degree does not ensure success.
I think it is better to have a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical understanding.