One of the country’s biggest issues has been the unemployment of educated young people. Furthermore, it is worse in our state because there are no credible enterprises here that could employ our youths. Statistics may vary, but the number of educated youths who are jobless grows every year as more and more students graduate or complete their studies but find no jobs. Colleges and students are acting in what may be viewed as desperate ways as a result of the surplus. However, given the existing dire employment situation in the state, it is scarcely surprising. The student’s predicament is not, however, particularly uncommon. The idea that a degree doesn’t always guarantee them a job – at least not right away – has long been accepted by college students around the world due to the cycles of the economy’s ups and downs. However, it is a new and unpleasant reality in the state. The government is currently the main sector for job creation, although that sector has surpassed its capacity as per media reports. In order to reduce the financial burden on the government, it has even been noted that many departments are either overstaffed or understaffed and generally, many openings go unfilled, which needs to be rationalized. Moreover, these positions must be filled in accordance with the authorized strength at the very least. Naturally, this social issue that is, as we all know, progressively spilling over into the political sphere has the government on the defensive. Yes, the state is faced with a situation where there are less government employment and more people looking for jobs in the sector. We must find a solution to this problem since it is one of ours, one of our youth, one of the state’s socio-economic problems, and one of our society. Perhaps the answer to the issue lies in putting into practice a prudent, logical, and pragmatic employment model that would allow every eligible and willing young person the option to work for the government, or the private sector, or to start their own business. The fact that youth employment is closely related to the state’s financial and economic health must never be overlooked. Therefore, if the youth are to be employed profitably, it is vital to look for ways and means. Analysts claim that the state needs to be freed from its non-industrial foundation. Even if we are aware that industrialization is a viable solution to the unemployment problem, why haven’t there been any big industries in the state? There are several causes. It has never been a top priority to establish and develop industries in the State that are consistent with its climatic and geographic features. A serious flaw that has adversely impacted young people’s career chances is also a lack of adequate training and skills. The time has come for excellence and perfection. Every trade and profession needs a skilled and effective workforce. The mere possession of a degree would be of little use. The world system in which we live is mechanized, thus all vital services must be financially sustainable. This is partially due to our educational system’s failure to adapt to the global economy. Today, it is evident that the majority of graduates do not possess the abilities required for the open positions. They typically don’t meet the requirements for the positions that are open. Our students are still being taught a tonne of theories without applying them too much in practice. Again, this is due to the fact that not too long ago, our students were educated solely with the goal of obtaining a government job in Jammu and Kashmir, not with the intention of providing them the cutting edge to excel in today’s competitive job market not just in our state but elsewhere in the globe.
Unfortunately, this mindset persists today, and our graduates still think that by obtaining a government position—no matter how bad—they have accomplished everything in life. It’s essential for political leaders to understand that today’s school curricula are not the restrictions they recall from their own youth, but rather the key to unlocking opportunities.