Universities show high support for degree apprenticeships

Over 92% of the universities and higher education institutes stated that degree apprenticeships are more beneficial for university students in India than regular degrees in order to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace, writes Manash Pratim Gohain for TNN.

Figures show that 70.16% of these believed that with the introduction of new apprenticeship programmes there has been a significant increase in the demand for hiring apprentices and India will have more than 10 million apprentices in the next five years.

A new report, “Future of Apprenticeship in India”, by TeamLease EdTech released on Monday 28 March, looked at the evolving degree apprenticeship ecosystem in India. It found that while 12 million students graduate every year, only 35% of these students are actually employable enough to join industries and 62% of the respondents stated that apprenticeships have created a sustainable cycle of learning by enabling students to earn while they learn.
Full report on The Times of India site