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Equip youth with necessary technical skills for development of Ladakh

Equip youth with necessary technical skills for development of Ladakh


LEH: Ladakh amid its remote location and harsh climate, the region has limited access to resources and faces significant challenges in terms of economic development, besides other limitations.

In this context, the development of technical education systems in Ladakh UT is of utmost importance.
The need for technical education in Ladakh UT arises from the fact that the region has a predominantly agrarian economy, and there is a lack of skilled manpower in technical fields.

The region has vast potential for the development of infrastructure, tourism, and the exploitation of natural resources, but the lack of technical expertise is a significant barrier to realizing this potential.

Moreover, the region has a large youth population and the provision of technical education if developed upto the mark would equip them with the necessary skills to contribute to the development of the region.

One of the Ladakh University students said that, the government and education ministry should establish more technical institutions such as ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) and polytechnics in the region.

“These institutions would offer courses in fields such as mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science etc.,” he said and adding, “The curriculum should be designed to incorporate the specific needs of the region, such as abundant solar energy, cold storage, and tourism-related infrastructure.”

Another graduate student said that for further push in developmental aspect, the government must collaborate with more private sector companies to establish training centers that can offer specialized training in areas such as construction, hospitality, and tourism. “These centers would provide short-term courses that are focused on providing hands-on training and practical skills,” he said.

Apart from aforementioned initiatives the administration shall take, the UT need to promote the use of online learning platforms to provide access to technical education to students including in remote areas.

The use of online platforms would enable students to access courses offered by institutions outside the region.

The current status of technical education in Ladakh UT is limited. In the region, the institutions offer courses in trades such as electrician, plumber, and welder among few others. However, since having limited capacity there is a need for additional institutions to cater to the growing demand for technical education in the region.

Ladakh crave measures can equip the youth of the region with the necessary skills to contribute to the development of the region. Apart from the UT level administration, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which is a national-level apex advisory body to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education and to promote development across the country in a coordinated and integrated manner should take initiatives to develop technical education in Ladakh.

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