The impacts of globalization, privatization and liberalization on society may be debatable. But one good and positive thing it has created beyond any question or controversy is the immense job and business opportunities it has given to the country’s youth.
The next logical question that can arise is ‘Are our present day youth equipped to face the challenges and take these opportunities and compete in the global scenario?’ The reality is that we have many institutions of higher learning and we can produce degrees and diplomas in bigger quantity which was unimaginable in yester years.
Are these youngsters aware of the need to upgrade themselves in many areas like self awareness, self management, communication, marketing themselves as a valuable commodity, decision making, working in teams and leadership etc?
How far the institutions are taking proactive initiatives to face these challenges and prepare their students ready for the competition?