Life Skills in India
An overview of evidence and current practices in our education system
Life skills may be viewed as a range of psychosocial and cognitive abilities that equip children to make informed decisions and choices, manage their emotional well-being, and communicate effectively. This note aims to synthesise and contribute to the growing discussion around the development of life skills education in India. We propose that life skills should be explicitly woven into school education by exploring evidence on why such skills matter and which skills are important for learning and future outcomes. The following sections then review how these skills are typically nurtured in or out of schools and how feasible these interventions may be. We conclude by analysing present opportunities for building the scope of life skills education in policy and practice in India.