Out from college, most youths aren’t job-ready or strong in entrepreneurial skills. University Grants Commission chairman D.P. Singh tells Lola Nayar about the steps taken by the statutory body to improve the quality of higher education institutions and make them more vocation-oriented. Excerpts:
At a lecture meet recently in Chennai, Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy had voiced concerns about a talent crunch in the country impacting youth and in turn entrepreneurship. What is the UGC proposing to promote innovation and entrepreneurship?