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Today, India is home to more than 365 million youth with immense potential to fast-track its growth. The National Policy for Skill Development (NPSD), 2009 has espoused a target of 500 million trained youth by 2022. The recent developments in online learning come after realization of the fact that lack of education infrastructure, up-to-date course curricula and qualified teachers are some of the main reasons behind the unskilled white collared workforce in the country.
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Rooted in a rich tradition of teaching and learning methodologies, India drew countless students many hundreds of years ago. However, we couldn't sustain this stature due to lack of innovation, sluggish regulations in the system and political motives which eventually resulted in hordes of graduates moving to the US and UK to get specialised in subjects that India was not able to offer. However, now, thanks to technology, India is becoming an education hub all over again.
Just a few years ago we were introduced to the advantages of e-learning over traditional classroom training. Today, we're going a step further with mobile-learning, a need of the future. Mobile-learning is more than merely learning on a portable device. It is a method of acquiring knowledge and skills on the go in an interactive and informal environment.