India’s Union Education Ministry is planning to encourage and work on ‘online gaming’ as a viable career option. According to several reports, the ministry is working to support the students in the field of online gaming and toy-making so as to generate employment opportunities for them.

Education Ministry is going to implement innovative ways to cultivate an interest in toy making. A special training program will be launched for this process, in which students will be taught the art of puppet and toy making.

Not just India, several other countries across the world have displayed their utter interest in the gaming and esports sector. European countries have gone one step ahead in creating esports committees and association to oversee the events and operations of the gaming industry.

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Apart from this, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank stated that “Soon a hackathon will be organized for students of higher education institutions through innovation in toy technology and design, including online games. This hackathon will be based on technology and design reflecting Indian ethos and values.”

Answering the queries about employment possibilities in the online gaming spectrum, the minister cites a reference made by PM Modi in a recent meeting about the untapped potential in the toy industry and how India can emerge as a potential candidate in the online gaming industry.