Apropos of the column “Learning from the Germans” (FE, November 18), industries are always reluctant to bear the cost of training the students. In such circumstances, most of the youth, unable to opt for professional education due to limited finances, tend to go for a general degree. Contrary to the present scenario in which the professional courses intake has gone up drastically, the students suitable for ITIs have not grown in the required proportion. Entry into the professional education has been made easy and it is because of loose system under which these are set up as approved by AICTE. The skill education can come through by assessing the performance of the pass-outs at the 10th and 12th levels. Such pass-out should find out the way to vocational or skill providing institutions which have to be incorporated separately or closing down the private professional institutions who are recognised to be weak in the chain/hierarchy. It is important that industries should take the complete responsibility of providing practical exposure to the students. In such situations, the burden of payment of expenses by the students should subside.
RK Arya, Faridabad