The book was unveiled by Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President Indian Council for Cultural Relations in the presence of Alphons Kannanthanam MP, Former Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism. It is a sequel to his a lot-acclaimed earlier work “Indian Design Edge”.
The book has included for the first time an interactive mannequin with a QR Code for the reader to hearken to the complete proceedings of Virtual Round Table which had main luminaries like Ajit Seth, Former Cabinet Secretary, GoIand Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education, Dr Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA), amongst others who’ve handled multi-faceted dimensions of the book thus bringing a wealthy mosaic of concepts and potentialities to understand the dream of ‘Skilled India.’
“India is blessed to possess the advantage of the demographic dividend that can be harnessed to make India ‘the skill capital of the world’. The COVID-19 pandemic has also underscored the significance of Re-Skilling, Up-skilling and New-skilling (RUN) to stay relevant amid the dynamic economic scenario. I am greatly honoured by the august presence of dignitaries – Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Sri Alphons Kannanthanam and would like to thank them for gracing this occasion,” mentioned Dr Darlie Koshy, the creator of the book ‘Runway to Skilled India’.
The launch of the book comes after a Webinar that featured an array of consultants from talent house in addition to from Textile-Apparel and different allied Industries who had explored the ‘Future of Jobs & Skills’. Later on fifteenth January 2021, a Virtual Round Table was held to debate the Book’s contents and takeaways by Thought Leaders.
In the new book, the creator makes robust advocacy to mix India’s inherent creativity with acquired expertise to maneuver from ‘provide-pushed’ skilling to ‘demand-pushed’ after which ‘innovation-pushed’ talent growth to foster worth creation. Towards this, he evangelizes a ‘RUN’ (Re-skilling, Up-skilling, New-skilling) technique particularly for the 356 million youth and the 450 million work-labour power throughout sectors with particular concentrate on the largest employment producing sectors which embody Textile-Apparel-Fashion-Lifestyle-Retail (TAFLR) particularly adopting a ‘T’ formed skilling strategy.
The new book is meant to facilitate a targeted RUN. technique to confront and conquer the disruptive adjustments in employment patterns and necessities to redirect the talent growth efforts by 2022 when India turns 75 publish-independence and to transcend on this decade to realize the standing of ‘Skill Capital for the World’.
The takeaways on this book are rooted in the spirit of Atmarnirbhar Bharat which Dr Koshy believes is an overarching idea of self-esteem and self-reliance for each Indian. For this, rediscovering and repurposing India’s innate creativity and conventional expertise embedded in crafts, arts and design is essential and the conventional and newly rising clusters provide the finest alternative with e-commerce opening up new markets.
The ODOP scheme in UP launched in 2018 exemplifies such an strategy. Dr Koshy additionally argues for redirecting and restructuring publish-covid talent growth by assessing ‘talent density’ of every course to maneuver to a ‘Hybrid’ learner-centric pedagogy and to combine with digital studying platforms as World Economic Forum has additionally just lately suggested. The book examines the position of conventional crafts and different pure manufacturing clusters and suggests proactive design, know-how and enterprise interventions in order that the job losses suffered throughout COVID occasions might be mitigated whereas offering new avenues for creating jobs and offering financial sustenance and livelihoods.
The title of the book means that there are various approaches potential for making ‘India expert’ and to finally change into a ‘talent capital for the world’. The insurance policies from 2009 onwards are starting to make a felt influence as the proportion of expert folks have elevated from 2 per cent to about 5 per cent over this era. However, there’s a lengthy approach to go earlier than a considerable quantity of skilled candidates with increased productiveness ranges and international benchmarks are attained.
Dr Darlie Koshy is an educationist par excellence. He has been heading as DG & CEO, ATDC & IAM below the aegis of AEPC whereas shaping a new skillscape of a ‘Skill Pyramid’ from ‘SMART’ at talent ranges 1 to 4 and thereafter ATDC-AVI, for Skill Levels 5 to 7 and the increased ranges at the Institute of Apparel Management enjoying a proactive position in the success of ISDS of MOT, GOI by organising on Pan-India foundation 200 ATDC-SMART Centres for coaching over 2,50,000 candidates in slightly below 5 years rising as the ‘largest talent supplier’ for the Apparel Sector.
Dr Darlie Koshy is a PhD from IIT Delhi and rank holder in MBA from CUSAT having been additionally skilled in FIT, Network as a founding college member of NIFT. Dr Koshy, Author of 3 main books together with the “Indian Design Edge” revealed by Roli Books can be an internationally acclaimed Presenter and highly effective Orator.
Above all, Dr Koshy is properly revered as a mentor and information by a whole bunch of college students and school members whom he has taught and mentored in NIFT, NID, IAM and so forth. over the final quarter of a century. Dr Koshy has been named twice (2006, 2008) as one of 50 Leaders shaping Indian Higher Education.
Dr Darlie Koshy was conferred with WEC’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education Award 2015’ for Knowledge, Skill Development and Leadership for the Upliftment of the Society. He was additionally honoured with prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to Education Award 2015″ for ‘Knowledge, Skill Development and Leadership for the Upliftment of the Society” at the ‘World Education Congress (WEC) at Taj Lands’ End, Mumbai.
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