Demand for skilled manpower in new domains

Create: 06/03/2016 - 16:23

In the current arrangement, 60 percent of the trainings are directly under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship while 40 percent are across other Central Ministries.

The Minister said that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), which was launched on July 15, 2015 by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, alone has witnessed more than 20 lakh people, of which 40 per cent are women candidates, being trained in their choice of skills.

Where we stand

PM stresses on need for identification of future requirements for skills

Create: 06/03/2016 - 15:10

The first meeting of the Governing Council of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) was held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister, in his remarks at the meeting, PM said a similar exercise should also be done to map the skilled manpower requirements at the global level, so that India can meet the global requirement of skilled workforce.

The Prime Minister also emphasized the importance of imbibing safety norms and soft skills as integral parts of skill development.

Some of the major decisions taken at the meeting included the following:

157 universities, colleges approved by UGC to run community college scheme

Create: 04/26/2016 - 16:51

The Union Government has taken various initiatives for skills in higher education in the country including Gujarat under National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) through All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and (UGC).

The AICTE has identified 14 sectors and 76 specializations under NSQF. It has notified an Approval Process Handbook for conducting programs under National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF)/NSQF and community colleges courses.

18 lakh enrolled in 8 months under PMKVY: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Create: 03/08/2016 - 18:28

While spelling out his ministry’s achievements, he stated that 18 lakh youth have already enrolled in the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) over the last 8 months which reflects the relevance for skills that his ministry and partner have been able to set for the country’s youth.

“We had conducted 410 kaushal melas across 29 states reaching out to many of those who needed a direction with regard to employability and employment,” the Minister added.

Govt allocates 1700 Cr to set up 1500 Multi Skill Training Institutes: Budget 2016-17

Create: 02/29/2016 - 21:01

The Finance Minister said that Skill India Mission seeks to capitalize our demographic advantage. Since its launch, the National Skill Development Mission has created an elaborate skilling eco-system and imparted training to 76 lakh youth. He said that we have decided to set-up a National Board for Skill Development Certification in partnership with the industry and academia .We propose to further scale- up Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to skill one crore youth over the next three years, the Minister said.

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