After ‘Happiness’, Delhi students to learn ‘Entrepreneurship’

“We had launched the Happiness Curriculum in government schools. Now we will launch the Entrepreneurship Curriculum from the next session for secondary and senior secondary students,”.

Delhi Education minister Manish Sisodia said the entrepreneurship curriculum will be designed in a way to train the students to think of becoming entrepreneurs and help them select their college-level courses accordingly [source].

Calling unemployment a major issue before the nation, Sisodia said: “We should also celebrate those students who did not take up jobs and instead chose to provide jobs to others.

India’s Unemployment Rate.

The World Bank says India’s employment rate in 2017 fell to 51.9%. According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), it fell from an average of 42.9% in January-October 2016, to 40% in March 2018, mainly on account of demonetisation.

And there is no skill development happening, either. Under GoI’s skill development initiatives, the government claimed it would train 40 crore people in different skills by 2022. Instead, it trained only two crore by mid-2018 (former finance minister, Yashwant Sinha/source).

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