Tuesday, January 14, 2020

20 January 2020: Future Seekers in Aspirational India

Dipankar Gupta

Organised by
Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH)

In this presentation, I would like to begin with some of the major socio-economic trends in urban and rural India in order to set the context for the current aspiration-driven churn in our country. It is necessary to appreciate how extensively the transformation of the rural economy has contributed to urban aspirations. Next, I should like to discuss in sequence the linkages between education, jobs and skills in contemporary India and what constraints young people encounter as they set out to meet their future. There is certainly a lot of promise in the air but there are also apprehensions which are real. At the same time, it should also be clear that earlier explanatory approaches that relied heavily on caste or traditional norms have little traction in understanding social processes that accost us now. Much of the data presented will be from secondary sources, such as the Agricultural Census, the National Census, MSME, the National Sample Survey, the National Census, Manpower Data, India Human Development Report. But through it all, it is actual field experiences that were inspirational points that alerted the speaker to look at macro data sources to understand the magnitude of the issues involved. It is the blending of first hand with secondary data that together will make for the bulk of my talk.

Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 05:00 P.M.

Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Centre for Science and Humanities (CSH),
2, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road,
New Delhi - 110 011

For registration, RSVP mentioning your full name to be sent to: neeru.gohar@csh-delhi.com. More info: julien.levesque@csh-delhi.com
Due to security protocols, please pre-register over email and carry an ID proof to be granted access to the venue.


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