New Delhi: Aiming to cater to the huge
shortfall of skilled employees, the HRD ministry has formed a
core group to develop a curriculum for vocational training
for automotive sector.
"The core group will give its recommendations to the MHRD
in three months regarding the course curriculum which is need
based and caters to different aspects of the automobile
industry. There is a huge shortfall in this sector", HRD
Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here.
Highlighting that 56 per cent of India`s economic growth
comes from service sector, he said 39 million students pass
out from class 12 annually but only one million of them get
empowered through vocational education.
This sector generates annual revenue of nearly Rs two lakh
crore and provides opportunity for employment to at least 13
Sibal said the committee would also consult industry
leaders in the automotive sector to develop the curriculum as
also for the support system for hands-on training, virtual and
He said once the formalities are complete, the vocational
course will be introduced for students from class nine to
class 12 and even in polytechnics and colleges.
The minister said as of now this would be introduced in
CBSE-affiliated schools and with the participation of state
governments in order to decentralise the process.