India as a Skill-based Society

My interview published in Times Jobs site on 12 May 2016. You can read the original article here.‘India still gives more importance to degrees than skills’CommentsBy TimesJobs.com on May 12, 2016The country still has a long way to go before becoming a skill-based society, says Manish Mohan of Wadhwani FoundationNeha Singh Verma, TimesJobs.comThe government should review minimum wages for different skills and set up policies to recognise skilled workers, says Manish Mohan, executive vice president-Skills Development Network at Wadhwani Foundation.“In the quest to meet numbers, we should not forget to train youth…

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Seven Survival Skills in Today’s World

I recently came across International Finance Corporation’s (IFC). It’s “6th International Private Education Conference, Rethinking Education, Shaping the Future, brought together thought leaders and investors in education from around the globe. On April 1-2, 2014 in San Francisco, USA, the delegates discussed how innovation and technology in education delivery and results measurement are giving us new tools for broadening access to quality education for millions of students around the world.”Their YouTube channel provides you with access to videos of their conference.The keynote address to the conference was by Tony Wagner.…

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A Day in the Life of a Student

My 10 year old son wrote a creative writing piece as part of his home work that I just had to post here. It has some interesting insights into the lessons of life he might be imbibing at this age. So here it is with due permissions from my son to post it on my blog (with corrected spellings).A day in the life of a studentAs everyone knows that student life is difficult, I would first plan my day so that I don’t have to plan it afterwards. I would…

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