, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 267–277 | Cite as

From 5 million to 20 million a year: The challenge of scale, quality and relevance in India’s TVET

  • Santosh Mehrotra
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In the first decade of this century, India became one of the world’s fastest growing large economies, and began to face serious skill-related shortages of workers. Its TVET system has not responded adequately to the growth in demand for semi-skilled and skilled workers. This article describes six sets of reforms that India’s educational planners and policy-makers must put into place if these shortages are not to constrain India’s ability to benefit from the demographic dividend.


Skills Vocational education Vocational training Education reform India Quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Manpower ResearchNew DelhiIndia

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