The Need and Parameters of Soft Skills: A Study in Indian PerspectiveJournal: International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology (IJAAST) (Vol.5, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2018-05-30
Authors : Sanjiv Kumar; Prakash Bhadury;
Page : 1-6
Keywords : Globalization; Hard skills; Soft Skills; Skills gap; Personality;
Soft skills training has become a very common practice in India and abroad in recent time, especially with the acceleration of globalization process. The present paper attempts to trace the necessity of soft skills training in Indian perspectives. The the growth of modern education system during the period of colonization has been discussed that as it was the foundation upon which all the modern education systems and its concomitant problems stand. A close study of Indian history is carried out as it forms the back ground of an indigenous and a well-established system of education. The gurukuls and ashramas were the focal centres of education in ancient India. Lord Macaulay's charter on Indian education changed the face, which we still carry forward. The case studies and knowledge papers have been analysed to trace the different parameters for soft skills. The practical modules and its methodology that are being practised are elucidated. The difference of soft and hard skills are elucidated and the skills gap discussed for a balanced education that can inculcate right values for the youth to fit into global community for greater good and welfare of many.
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