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There is a huge skills crisis brewing in India with a glut of ‘qualified': Nita Soans

This has been called India’s decade of innovation, but its education system has become a major obstacle to its own further development.

BWOur note-taking, rote-learning and examination-based model of education promotes rigid conformism and dependence rather than self-actuation, collaboration, research, and self-skilling. There is wide agreement among economists that the only real way to increase national productivity is through education. But with the 19th century educational model we have in place in India, it is hard to see how we are going to create the large pool of innovators we need to be able to grow our economy and change our society.

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