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Delivering quality education is vital for holistic development of a Nation and is a key facilitator for ensuring inclusive and sustainable development. Amplifying access to higher education, skill development and vocational training enhances a Nation's competitiveness in the global economy and propels socio-economic development. India has one of the world’s largest education system with the education market valued at USD 80 bn. With more than 50% of India's population below the age of 25 years, it is necessary to focus on the youth of the country and provide a suitable impetus to reap the demographic dividend. The present paper highlights the structure of education and skill development in India, skill requirements of an industry, various initiatives taken by government and educational institutions to bridge industry academia gap and challenges ahead