English in the corporate sector November 9, 2009Posted by Stephen in English for Progress.
Tags: BPO, David Graddol, demographic dividend, education, English, English for Progress, English Next India, ITES, NASSCOM, Transforming the workforce
The 2008 NASSCOM Everest report warned that the ITES sector in India needs to recruit beyond the ‘ready to eat’ pool of talented graduates. With BPO expanding into 2nd and 3rd tier cities and even into rural areas, what does this mean for the future of the Indian corporate sector? How can India take advantage of its demographic dividend (nearly half the population is under 25)? What measures are necessary in the education and corporate sectors, and who is responsible. These are some of the questions we will be debating at the Third Policy Dialogue in Delhi, 19-20 Nov. What are your views?