Jobs You Have Today, May Not Exist Tomorrow: Nilekani

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 04 Oct 2016
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Software sectors as well as BPOs seeing automation, AI and bots. Jobs in future may be scarce. Read further to know more.

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Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, said on Monday that the education system in the country requires a major remodelling since many jobs that exist today shall not exist in the future.

The former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) mentioned that the education system in India has to be much more innovative and creative since there will be the development of new jobs and jobs you have today might not exist in the future.

The people working in India will have to go in for a continuous mode of learning and master new skills and ideas throughout their career. For this to happen, the education system will have to be remodelled to provide people with continuous education. Nilekani said that a big change is required to maintain the existence of current jobs.

He also mentioned that the software, as well as business process outsourcing sectors, are seeing the inclusion of bots, automation and artificial intelligence. With new scientific technologies coming in these sectors, recruitment processes will gradually reduce compared to how it was a few years ago.

When asked about the criticism that India's 7-8% GDP growth was jobless, he suggested that if the emphasis is given to the domestic services and platform aggregation is encouraged, plenty of jobs can be created.

Giving the example of Ola, Nilekani said that they are creating a plethora of driver entrepreneurs and we will see a lot more of this. The new jobs will be created like this, through platform aggregation.

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