ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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An Agenda of Exclusion

'Skill India' or Deskilling India

The "Skill India" mission will lead to the deskilling of India on a massive scale, compelling crores of skilled workers in the unorganised sector to work for even lower wages than at present. In the proposed Policy on National Education 2016, linked to Make in India through Skill India, we have the insidious design of exclusion with which today's Dronacharyas will appropriate the skills and the knowledge acquired by crores of Eklavyas, in order to advance the interest of the ruling classes and castes.

The defining purpose of education is not to train students to take their place in either the corporate order or the existing society, but to encourage human agency as an act of social intervention.

—Henry Giroux (2003: 16)

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