Today digital skills have become significant especially to stay redundant at a time when tech is dominating most industries. Millions of workers worldwide also got displaced due to the novel Coronavirus.
According to a report, emerging subjects like artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and computer programming have become the top online courses preferred by Indians.
To date approximately 10.6 million Indians have registered on the online learning platform, falling behind only the US. The statistics appeared at a time when online learning has taken over customary classroom lessons.
However, India acquired the 67th position out of 104 countries regarding digital skills. The nation ranked ahead of Uzbekistan, Myanmar and Bhutan. But unfortunately, it can’t match nations like Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. This indicates a lack of data and digital skills.
India displayed just 38% proficiency in data science and technology, falling behind nations including Nepal, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. It displayed 14% proficiency in mobile development, 13% in computer programming and 25% in data analysis.
In India, the pace of skills transformation is slower than the pace of digital transmission. The report added that the learners must invest in technical and soft technical skills to prepare for jobs of the future.