Study of Information Communication Technology Based Psycho-Cognitive Profiling of Students | Original Article
India has more than 50 of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65 below the age of 35. It is found that 1 out of 5 in this age group experiences a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder globally that is severe enough to seriously affect their daily functioning at home, school, or within the community. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) mental health disorders are one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Three out of the ten leading causes of disability in people between the ages of 15 and 44 are mental disorders, and the other causes are often associated with mental disorders. Both retrospective and prospective researches have shown that most adulthood mental disorders begin in childhood and adolescence. However, though a large proportion of adolescents and youth are not having any diagnosed illness, they are found to be lacking in communication and presentation skills, problem-solving capabilities and generic abilities, and an overall low level of confidence. It has been recently reported that a significant proportion of graduates, nearly 47, were found not employable in any sector, given their English language and cognitive skills. Some other problems of the youth relate with smartness, confidence, presence of mind, patience, emotions, time management and good communication skills. A recent survey highlighted the three major lacking skills in educated youth Communication skill, Analytical skill and problem-solving and Domain knowledge.