CSR and Inclusive Growth: Making a Difference in Education and Employability. Manisha Date. Objectives. To identify the gaps in Educational Attainment and Employability To study various CSR initiatives that work towards bridging these gaps To draw common lessons from the case studies.
Challenges in India:
Co-existence of High Unemployment and Talent shortage
Increasing the quality of the Indian labour force
Extremely polarized perceptions of professions
Low level of employability
Unequal participation in workforce and wealth
TCS: Partnership with Engineering colleges
Indo-US collaboration for engineering education:“Train the Trainer” model to improve the quality of senior faculty members
Infosys: SPARK , a programme that aims at providing hands-on experience in IT to high school and engineering students
National Innovation Foundation
Honey Bee Network, Gian, Srishti
All college students should be required to put in certain number of hours towards betterment of primary education.
Colleges can adopt schools and work with them. Students should be encouraged to take up live projects and summer placement in these schools.
5. Informal Sector, MSMEs to be brought in mainstream
6. Innovative Indigenous Solutions
7. Consolidation of Efforts: Making the process more inclusive