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Educating 500 million young people in India- The Next Generation Learning Challenge of India

Posted on: November 11, 2010

India need to be ready to train this huge population under the age of 27 years. Infrastructure is the major challenge. Government has invited institutions around the globe to participate in this great task. Primary task is to set up 800+ Universities and 40000+ Colleges.

Community Colleges have a great space to fill in India. 50-60% of this population will be attracted to quality community colleges imparting training in basic trades and vocational disciplines.

Montgomery College initiative supported by US-India Educational Foundation is a great start in this direction. More of the European ,Australian and possibly the Japanese and Singapore Institutions need to make presence in India.

The booming economy is ready to create enough jobs for the trained. US has acted fast on exploring India. More initiatives are expected to be announced soon.

E-Learning and Open Education Institutes will emerge as another big avenue. Great things are about to happen in the Higher Education space in India. Educating India is a great challenge and an opportunity.

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