Callido Learning, an organisation for 21st-century skill development, has conducted a study to deeply understand what students in India believe they need to learn for a successful future. As many as 85% of the students in India want to learn entrepreneurship, reveals the study.
The study was conducted across 1400+ students, 60% of whom were in Metros and Tier 1 cities. 40% of the respondents were from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. Respondents were aged between 12-18 and studied across IB, ICSE and CBSE schools.
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Commenting on the results of the study Sriram Subramanian, CEO of Callido Learning, said “It is no surprise that entrepreneurship ranks #1 on their list. The last 5 years have shown us that India has the talent, infrastructure and market available to grow global giants. Entrepreneurship is thus naturally on top of students’ minds as a way of making breakthrough successes. The level of self-awareness in wanting to develop social-emotional skills is amazing for kids as young as 13.”
The study also reveals other top skills that teens want to learn. While 88% of students are keen to learn Financial planning and budgeting, 76% of students are inclined towards learning the art of influencing people with words. Other skills including Leadership, Game Design, how to recover from failure, Confidence in making good decisions, Technology and software, Marketing range between 60-78%.
“I recently undertook a JuniorMBA program, which taught me how to design my own business plan. I think learning entrepreneurship is important for teens because it allows us to be independent.” – Ananth Jain, Jai Hind college.
“In today’s world, all industries are changing rapidly. I am keen to learn entrepreneurship because I believe it will let me be one step ahead of others in whichever industry I choose. Entrepreneurship teaches one to be a self-starter.” said Parth Jain, 14-year old from Delhi.