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(To be published by a Renowned Publishing House of New Delhi with ISBN)




Submission Deadline: February 29, 2016

Dr. G.K. Sinha
Assistant Professor
Arya Mahila PG College (BHU), Varanasi
Managing Editor
International Journal of Commerce & Social Science (ISSN: 2231-5888)
Mob: 9452348400
Professor Rahul Singh
Raj School of Management Science
Babatpur, Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh Commerce Association
Chief Editor
International Journal of Commerce & Social Science (ISSN: 2231-5888)
Mob: 08005304253

Dear Sir/Madam,
Warm Greetings!

With pleasure, we invite you to contribute a research paper to an edited volume titled
Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. This book is dedicated to publish high quality
research papers providing meaningful insights into the substantial management content both in
Indian as well as global context. Original research papers, conceptual articles, case studies and
book reviews are always welcome. We firmly believe that your contribution will enrich the
academic and intellectual content of the book along with opening up of new endeavours of
The skill development of the working population is a priority for the government. This is
evident by the exceptional progress India has witnessed under the National Policy for Skill
Development and Entrepreneurship (2015) over the years. The objective of the policy is to expand
on outreach, equity and access of education and training, which it has aimed to fulfil by
establishing several industrial training institutes (ITIs), vocational schools, technical schools,
polytechnics and professional colleges to facilitate adult leaning, apprenticeships, sector-specific
skill development, e-learning, training for self-employment and other forms of training. The

government therefore provides holistic sustenance through all its initiatives in the form of
necessary financial support, infrastructure support and policy support.
Today, India is one of the youngest nations in the world with more than 62% of its
population in the working age group (15-59 years), and more than 54% of its total population
below 25 years of age. Its population pyramid is expected to bulge across the 1559 age
group over the next decade. It is further estimated that the average age of the population in India
by 2020 will 1 be 29 years as against 40 years in USA, 46 years in Europe and 47 years in Japan.
In fact, during the next 20 years the labour force in the industrialized world is expected to decline
by 4%, while in India it will increase by 32%. This poses a formidable challenge and a huge
opportunity. To reap this demographic dividend which is expected to last for next 25 years, India
needs to equip its workforce with employable skills and knowledge so that they can contribute
substantively to the economic growth of the country.
Recommended Topics:

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Skill Development and Unorganized Sector

Skill Development and Human Resource Development

Skill Development and Labour Market

Financing of Skill Development

Skill Development and Green Jobs

Skill Development for Inclusive Growth

Labour Force and Skill Development

Female Labour Force Participation

Challenges of Work Force and Labour Force Management

Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Women Entrepreneurship Development

Work Force Retention

Guidelines for Paper Submission and Queries:

Full length paper (soft copy) must be sent via e-mail to and A processing fee of Rs.700 per author per copy (Excluding
Postal Charges) is payable for ACCEPTED papers. For more information contact:

09452348400-Dr. G.K. Sinha or 08005304253-Professor Rahul Singh

Authors are requested to Follow Submission Rule as Specified:

Length of Full Manuscript: The length of paper, including the abstract and referencesshould
be in between 2500-3500 words.
Length and Content of Abstract: Each paper must have an abstract within 150-250 words
and it should present the objectives, research design, major findings andimplications of the
research paper. The abstract should include 3-5 keywords. Theabstract must be placed on the top
of the Paper and not to be attached separately.
Author Names and Affiliations:
Each Paper submission must have a separate front Sheet continuing the following information,
mentioning. Title, Name(s) of Author(s), Organization, Affiliation/Position(s), Address, E-mail,
Sub-areas and Submission Type.
Manuscript Page Setup:
Margins: 25.4 mm (1 in.) top, 25.4 mm (1 in.) left; 25.4 mm (1 in.) bottom, 25.4mm (1 in.)
Font (typeface): Times New Roman, 12 points.
Numbering: Insert page numbers at lower middle of each page;
Text Spacing: 1.15.
First -Level Sub-head: (All capitals, boldface on separate line)
Second-Level Sub-head: (initial capitals, boldface on separate line)
Table and Figures must be numbered serially and that must correlate with the text.
Paper Writing Sequence:
The following norms of writing research papers aresuggestive. Authors are free to adopt other
contemporary/advanced structure:
The title of the paper must be in between10-14 words and in 15 points.
Overview of Literature
Research Objectives
Research Questions or Hypotheses (if any)
Research Methodology (Coverage, Data Collection and Data Analysis andInterpretation etc.)
Results and Discussions
Conclusion and Implications
Referencing Style: The referencing style should be in American PsychologicalAssociation

(APA) 6th Edition Format.