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India faces quality manpower crunch

According to a Ficci survey, India Inc is staring at a severe crunch in quality manpower availability, as the arts, commerce and science undergraduates being churned out these days by various educational institutions are just not up to the mark. The new undergraduates fall short of expectations of employers with regard to self motivation, self discipline, empathy for other workers and management, willingness to learn, good written communication and basic computer skills, the survey said. GenNext is woefully short of soft skills and vocational training to take on the responsibilities of corporate sector management, it added.

Forum on open learning

IGNOU will be hosting the sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning from November 24 to 28. The forum, organised in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), has its theme as 'Access and Success in Learning: Global Development Perspectives'. All distance educational institutes and open universities from India and countries like the UK, Europe, China and Africa are participating in the conference, to be held at Kochi in Kerala.

Physical education in CBSE schools

Physical education is all set to gain more importance in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)-run schools. As a positive step in this direction, CBSE has made it mandatory for all affiliated schools to dedicate a period everyday for it. Schools will now have to set aside at least 40-45 minutes for physical activities or games for students of class one to ten everyday and 90 to 120 minutes for XI and XII grade students.       

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