Executive Summary

With a population of over 1.2 billion and over 30% of school age, India boasts the second largest education system in the world. By 2025, India is predicted to be home to the largest working-age population in the world with 25% of the world’s workforce. Referred to as India’s “Demographic Dividend”, the government and private sector are seized with ensuring that this ‘dividend’ does not turn into a ‘deficit’. As part of its national development strategy, and to avoid a demographic disaster, the Indian government has introduced various education and training initiatives across the country as part of its 12th Five Year Plan.

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