Technical Education and Upskilling

Technical Education and Upskilling

Punit Lalwani

19, August 2021

The world around us has transformed largely. What was applicable a decade ago, doesn’t even exist today. Organizations have recouped their resources and mainly workforce, who drive growth and innovate ways of enhancing the business and strategic approach. On the education front, the COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced the gaps in our education system. Not only the education system, even the job market has been uncertain over the past two years.

Even before the current pandemic, the emerging technologies obstructed the nature of jobs and the skillset required to do them. The pandemic is the primary reason that can be accounted as it has disrupted the existing work culture across all levels of the industry. Versatility, logical reasoning, problem solving, critical thinking, dexterity, and effective communication skills are desired in any fresher or senior professional at any time. In the present scenario it is about how professionals can upskill themselves and educational institutes can reconceptualize to prepare students for Industry 4.0.

A recent study estimates that digitally skilled personnel represent only 10 - 12 per cent of India’s manpower, and the number of workers requiring digital skills is likely to shoot up nine-fold in the next 5 years. It is believed that dynamic upskilling initiatives right from college level can decode India’s budding potential to accomplish a brisk rate of economic growth and boost the employment rate. The pace of skills metamorphosis is slower when compared to the pace of digital metamorphosis in India, as is the case in several countries across the world. With present scenario and the time ahead, learners must back themselves for both soft and technical skills to prepare for jobs of the future.

As observed, only way to get through these tough times is via upskilling, which is as essential for a student as it is for an educational institute. Revamping education is of utmost importance in the present scenario across the education sector. Universities, colleges, institutes offering technical education need to reform education so as to sustain in the volatile market. They need to keep pace with automation, changing skill needs across industries and increase competency to combat challenges. An individual is expected to upskill every 3-5 years to align with the changing demands of the market. All these elements have added to the swell in demand for skilling, upskilling and professional learning in India.

It has been observed that there is an exponential growth in the number of professionals opting for upskilling and reskilling courses from 2019 to 2021 as per the changing dynamics. In a step to strengthen basic skills, upskilling and reskilling, Avantika University thrives on Project-based-Learning for over 100+ programs. Project-based-Learning or practical approach to education right from the beginning of higher education has proven effective and is among best colleges for bdes in India, we are also a popular choice for btech and management courses. While learning and skilling have always been important, Project-based-Learning focuses on constant skill upgradation. Students get to work on projects for learning basics and complex theories related to the subject matter, is the essence of Project-based-Learning.


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Punit Lalwani

Punit Lalwani


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