The March towards Unemployment to Employment : Role of Skill Development Initiative

Youth and Employment: The Role of Skill India

Skill development today is the new mantra with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call in empowering the country through skilling new hands. Skill development is imperative for our country for several reasons- today India is dubbed as a young country with 63% of our population in the age group of below 35.This demography will be actively looking for jobs, and can potentially drive domestic demand if they enjoy good economic status. Ironically, several developed nations are set to expect a manpower shortage simultaneously and expected to develop on countries having skilled productive manpower. This creates opportunities for overseas demand for our youth resulting in higher remittances for the economy and improved standards of living.

Despite the fact that India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and with a huge productive and young population base, the country still lags behind many of her competitors like China. And, one of the most important reasons behind this situation is unskilled workforce, particularly youth. Despite significant progress and achievements in the skill development arena from public and private sector initiatives, the sector is plagued with several challenges.

For the first time in our country a new initiative is being taken by the Government to address the pressing needs of our country and the world through skilling India. A full-fledged Ministry in Government of India is a testimony to the seriousness and importance of skill development. However, without understanding the skill gaps, future skill needs, and global skill demands the skill development initiative cannot be effective. Research and debate both at policy, industry and academic level are very much required for designing policy and strategy for skill development initiative. To understand the core issues related to skill development across the sectors, and to suggest and recommend desired changes at the policy and strategic level, Department of Vocational Studies, the research and development unit of Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan is organizing a one day .

Objectives of the Conference

  1. To initiate inter-stakeholder dialogue on skill development.
  2. To understand the existing and potential skill gaps in India and the world.
  3. To recommend strategic and policy level changes for skilling India.
  4. To publish an edited volume on skill development initiative.

Call for Papers

We invite scholars all across the country to come up with original research papers and case studies on skill development and skilling India on the theme - “The March towards Unemployment to Employment : Role of Skill Development Initiative” to be held on 9th July at Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat.

The theme of this conferences includes :

· Skill Development

· Youth and Employment

· Challenges to Human Resource Development

· Sectoral Skill Analysis (Industry Specific and Comparative)

· Global skill needs and changes

· Demographic divident through skilling

Other area to be focused upon (but are not limited to):

· Strengths of Indian manufacturing

· Rendering and innovation of products and services

· Policy instruments

· DMIC - impact on India

· Opportunities across the value chain

· Sectoral reforms for sustainable development

· Corporate social responsibility

· Sustainable power sector

· Energy studies for sustainable development

· Food for all: Research in biotechnology sector for food sustainability

· Providing educational facilities to all: a mode for inclusive growth

· Issues and challenges of capacity building

· Improving environment for business

· Women and health related issues

· Challenges and issues related to MSME growth

· MSME Global image

· Role banks in enhancing Make In India

· Promote manufacturing in ICT

· Economic strategies for manufacturing growth

· Innovative sustainable human resource practices

· Role of Digital India initiative in Make In India

· Role of broadband Internet to deliver governance

· Net neutrality

· Smart cities

· Media and Entertainment

· e-Commerce

· Solar power

· Energy Storage for Electric Vehicles

· Emerging Financing Options for Make In India

· Opportunities in marketing, operations, supply chain management, human resource, IT for Make In India

Submission Guidelines


  • Title page: Title, Author(s), Institute, Contact details
  • Format: A4 size, MS word
  • Length: 750-1000 words
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12
  • Margin: Left-1.5 inch, Other 1 inch
  • Keywords: Minimum Three

Full Paper

  • MS Word version 2003 or higher
  • Title page: Title, Author(s), Institute, Contact details
  • Format: A4 size, MS word
  • Word limit: 3500-7000 words
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12
  • Margin: Left-1.5 inch, Other 1 inch

Please Note: References / bibliographies are to be made in APA format only.

Paper Presentation Competition

The participants whose papers will be accepted need to present the papers in the conference. The papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, research content, conceptual clarity, methodology, and presentation skills.

The selected papers will be published in institute's conference proceedings with ISBN No.

Registration Details


Faculty / Academicians

Research Scholars / Member of Research Congress

Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 800/-

Payment Mode - ONLINE

Submit your fee on A/c No. 10863464105, IFSC Code : SBIN0010862, North Gujarat University Branch, State Bank of India

Important Dates

Revised Last Date of submission of Full Paper 17th July 2017

Revised Last Date of registration for the Conference 20th July 2017

Revised Date of Conference 23th July, 2017

submit your full paper on :,,

VENUE : Department of Vocational Studies,

1st Floor, Department of Hospital Management, HNGU, Patan


Mitul Deliya

Coordinator, Department of Vocational Studies

Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan


Organizing Commeett

  • Prof. Dilip C. Patel
  • Professor
  • Dept. of Sanskrit & Bhartiya Vidhya
  • Dr. Nishith Bhatt
  • I/c Head
  • Dept. of Commerce & Management

  • Dr. Nilesh Patel
  • I/c Librarian
  • S. U. Patel Library
  • Dr. Tapas Chakrabarti
  • Asso. Professor
  • Department of English

  • Mr. Hardik Patel
  • Technical Officer
  • CIMF Cell

  • Dr. Hetal Patel
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of English
  • Dr. Hemant Patel
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Law

  • Dr. Chanduji Thakor
  • Assistant Professor
  • B. Voc Programme
  • Mr. Pratik Soni
  • Assistant Professor
  • B. Voc Programme

  • Mr. Ashok Trivedi
  • Mr. Bhargav Shashtri
  • Administrative Staff

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Mitul M. Deliya


Department of Vocational Studies

Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan

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