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Unpublished Paper
Higher Education – Mismatch in Demand and Supply
Proceeding of ICHE-07 (International conference on Higher Education-2007) (2007)
  • Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan

The skill level in unemployed youth in India has been traditionally low. Also, the issue of educated unemployed has always been a serious concern in the education policy of this country. One of the major reasons for this is the extremely slow university system with its outdated content curriculum which is not in tune with the needs of the time and does not reflect the changing trends. The traditional subjects are loosing grip in the job market, yet the higher learning institutes pursue with their rigid quota of seats under different subjects. This paper discusses on the mismatch in demand and supply at both entry and exit level of higher education resulting out of the inflexible university system. Higher education needs to be flexible by taking adequate feedback from labor market on employment scenarios. Then only, it can attain the objective of ‘employability’ at most basic level.

  • University system,
  • Employability,
  • Curriculum,
  • Job market,
  • Expectation
Publication Date
July, 2007
Citation Information
Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan. "Higher Education – Mismatch in Demand and Supply" Proceeding of ICHE-07 (International conference on Higher Education-2007) (2007)
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