A CII-EY publication was released against the backdrop of the “4th Edition of Edu Summit 2014” organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and the Government of Haryana on 01 September, 2014 at Chandigarh.
The report seeks to create awareness on the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), a quality assurance framework which organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. These levels are defined in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess regardless of whether they were acquired through formal, non-formal or informal learning. The NSQF would also help shift emphasis to outcome based learning both in the general and vocational space.
It is brought out that NSQF implementation will help to assess and certify students against well-defined occupational standards. This will help in improving their chances of employability even at the international level.
Moreover, there has been a movement, like never before, where industry is participating in shaping and setting standards of learning. An interface between the industry and academia has just been initiated.