BBA Degree in Logistics
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) has inked an MoU with the Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) to impart quality training in logistics in an apprenticeship-based model with a Bachelor’s degree programme (BBA Degree) in Logistics from the academic year 2019-20 and calendar year 2020.
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Successful pass-outs of this undergraduate degree will be placed in the logistics sector. The LSC’s CEO Capt.T S Ramanujam said the logistics sector was in need of a skilled talent pool of 28 million workers under various sub-sectors and achieving this through different training partners is a key vision of government.
Such skills based degree programmes are indeed a welcome step to strengthen TVET education in the country and is an attempt to raise the profile of vocational education to the same level as a traditional degree.
Human Capital Re-invention
In 2017 India was placed at a low 103rd position on the World Economic Forum’s Global Human Capital Index out of 130 countries on their performance in human capital development. At the core of human resource development in a robust education system with equal opportunities for youth in traditional and non-traditional study routes. One such route is skills-based or vocational education.
Another important aspect is re-skilling which should be a continuous process keeping abreast of changes in the labour market.
What will be the impact of digitisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution on jobs in India? How can the education system up its relevance to meet India’s massive challenges of skill shortages and jobs-skills mismatch to serve 12-15 million youth entering the workforce every year?
Divya Jain, Founder & CEO, Safeducate, Logistics Training Provider, shares her views.