Thursday, 14 April 2011

Skill Development In India Is Urgently Needed

Skill development is a very crucial area that has recently received attention of Indian government. Along with industry players, Indian government has been trying to inculcate skill among professionals graduating from vocational, professional and academic streams.

Many experts have already mentioned that technical education and skill development in India cannot be segregated. Many experts have even suggested that the future of professionals would lie in duality and multi disciplinary approach rather than a single field.

For instance, legal professionals are now increasingly looking upon computer related knowledge as areas like cyber law, cyber forensics, e-commerce, e-governance, etc have been associated with legal policies and issues. Essentially, it means legal professionals must have techno legal skills in order to compete in this competitive environment.

A landmark development in this regard occurred when India got techno legal education boost. Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) launched many online techno legal education and training courses for police officers, judges, lawyers, computer science professionals, management professionals, corporate executives, etc.

The major focus of these techno legal educational and training courses of PTLB is to ensure cyber skills development in India. Presently, India is not paying enough attention towards techno legal skill development.

Similarly, the legal and judicial fraternity of India needs scientific knowledge in order to perform their functions more appropriately. The fields like cyber law are posing trouble to judges and lawyer alike. Even law enforcement agencies of India find it really difficult to deal with cyber crimes. Law Minister Veerappa Moily must urgently work in this direction as without adequate skill development, legal and judicial reforms cannot be achieved in India.