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Re-engineering the skill ecosystem Indo-Global Skills Summit

76 per cent shortage of technical and skilled professionals in India

Only 4 per cent of the population is skilled

Paradigm shift in approach to create ecosystem for skill development

Presently, Indian businesses and industries are facing severe shortage of skilled people, affecting productivity and growth of the country. It is estimated that only 4 per cent of India's population is skilled compared to 68 per cent in UK; 75 per cent in Germany; 58 per cent in the USA; 80 per cent in Japan and an enviable 96 per cent in South Korea. Besides, in India about 75 per cent of fresh graduates are found to be 'unemployable'.

In this background and to address key issues of creating an ecosystem, the Indus Foundation in association with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Administrative Staff College of India as     Knowledge Partners, is organising the Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo  2017 on Skills, Startups and Entrepreneurship at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru on July 24, 2017.
The Summit will take a deeper look at the present skill ecosystem, map it against the future trends, identify future jobs and skill requirements and propose a way to re-engineer the skill ecosystem. It will  examine collaboration between educational institutions and industries for skills development; the generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge (innovation and technology transfer); and the promotion of entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs).

Mr. C.D. Arha, IAS (Retd) and Chairman of the Indus Foundation said that with the Government of India giving major boost to the start-up sector, Startups have become important and interesting career options for students with a focus on 'Job Creators vs Job Seekers'.

The Summit, he said, would be a comprehensive event on education, skills, startups and entrepreneurship ever held in India. It would be the biggest networking event for leaders in education, business, industry and entrepreneurship ever held in India. There would be a major session on collaborations with foreign institutions and it would lay emphasis on academia-industry collaboration, besides exploring opportunities for startups and entrepreneurship. Simultaneously, the Summit would explore collaborations with foreign universities and also organise student recruitment.
The Expo will showcase best practices in education, skill development, start-ups and entrepreneurship. It will have educational / training institutions, companies, businesses, industries, NGOs, skill developers, governmental departments, etc as exhibitors. They will meet with their counterparts, students and career aspirants. Entry to the Expo is free for all including students and career aspirants. For further details visit: