Researching Vocational Training in India

April 6, 2012

As part of its labour law research initiative, CLPR is analysing laws and policies that govern vocational training in India. Underlying this research is a recognition and understanding that laws such as Apprentice Act, 1961 and the policy on vocational training in India are outdated and do not address the need to link vocational training to employment generation. Towards this research the Centre, in collaboration with Siraj Dhanani, is examining current models of apprenticeship and employment generation to make policy and legislative recommendations that generate better training and employment outcomes. This collaboration will release two research papers on vocational training in India: (a) An analysis of the Apprentice Act, 1961 and recommendations for a workable and a more efficient model under the Act; (b) An assessment of the policy under the National Skills Development Mission in creating better vocational training and increasing employment generation. Watch this Page for updates on the Project.