The Role of TASK, A Bridge between Higher Education Institutes and Industries, in Enhancing the Employment Opportunities of Students in the State of Telangana, India

M. Pratibha

Abstract

The present study is an endeavour to have some insights into TASK’s activities and to provide possible suggestions to reduce the present gap between HEIs and industry. TASK has been introduced in the four-year-old state of Telangana to find the need to promote academic freedom in producing skilled professionals. In the process of developing innovative schemes to fill the gap between HEIs (Higher Education Institutes) and industries, the state of Telangana, India, has started TASK (Telangana Association for Skill and Knowledge) in the year 2015. TASK is a non-profit organization with an objective of offering quality human resources and services to the industry at subsidized rates. Courses are created by experts according to the requirements of the industry. These courses are focused to create skilled professionals who can contribute to the industry. For example, when Samsung needed employees trained in Tizen programming, TASK could train and supply the required immediately. TASK enables graduate retention (by avoiding brain drain particularly to the developed countries) and quality attractiveness of local employment. 

Keywords

TASK, higher education, employment, Employability Quotient

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