News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 03022020


The highlight of the week is Budget 2020 where the government has announced Rs 3000 crores and Rs.99,300 crores for skills and education respectively. Whether it is updates regarding Budget 2020 or any other crucial happenings in the skilling and TVET space, our weekly news bytes ensure that you are aware about all of them. The snippets of information could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed. The news bytes are carefully curated and adapted from different sources with the sole objective of keeping our readers updated about the evolving skills industry in India.

Skill development and VET government and non-government projects, apprenticeships and jobs :




Skill development news from the government

Budget 2020 announces Rs 3000 crores and Rs.99,300 crores for skills and education respectively: The government has announced Rs 3000 crores and Rs 99300 crores respectively for skills and education sector. 150 higher educational institutes will start apprenticeship embedded degree courses by March 2021. Read more…

Centre to train tribal jail inmates in traditional handicrafts: The centre has reached out to the Chhattisgarh government with a project to identify tribal inmates of jails and empower them with skills to produce designer tribal products.

1000 people trained in Fish Processing: More than 1000 beneficiaries have been trained at the ongoing training program on the job role: Fish & Sea Food Processing Technician under PMKVY.

Upcoming events

National Conference on Re-imagining Vocational Education and Training for the Changing World – Perspectives and Practices – 11th – 12th February 2020, PSSCIVE Bhopal – Read more…

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Skill development news from the industry and CSR

Cadila Pharmaceuticals engages 200 Apprentices, supports NSDC’s Apprenticeship Program – read more:

MESC organises ‘Great Indian Media Job Festival’: MESC organized India’s first and largest media job festival in collaboration with Arena Animation and MAAC across 78 centres in 10+ cities in India. At the job festival more than 100 recruiters hired across Graphic Design, 3D Modelling, VFX, Web Designing and many other job roles.

Education-based solutions by Panasonic to bridge skill gap: In a bid to upskill students to create a future-ready workforce, Panasonic India launched two education-based solutions: CareerEx and XceIIT.

Online learning mobile-first platform Impelsys for upskilling health sector: Impelsys, the mobile-first platform aims to upskill and impart ‘on-the-go’ training and education for hospital staff. I hosts multiple digitised courses curated by knowledge partners and domain experts. 

WPP India receives CSR World Leader 2020 award: At the international CSR Excellence Awards, WPP India Foundation received the CSR World Leader Award 2020. WPP Foundation’s Education to Livelihood (E2L) wins its third international industry recognition award.

UiPath partners with 150 academic institutions: To empower students with future-ready skills, UiPath, the Robotic Process Automation software company, has announced partnerships with 150 universities and colleges in India. The objective is to create an inclusive workforce who are fluent in automation technologies.

India is critical to Boeing’s international growth: US aerospace giant Boeing has identified India as one of its top markets and critical to its international growth plans. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India offers growth and productivity opportunities, as well as talent and technology innovation advantages

IOB trains 77,000 candidates under RSETI program: IOB has trained 77,000 candidates under its RSETI program. Anyone between the ages of 18-45 years, having a minimum educational qualification of 8th standard with a poor economic background can undertake the training.

IIW organizes International Welding Congress and Weld India 2020: IIW-India’s Mumbai Chapter is organizing 5th International Welding Congress and 13th Weld India Exhibition of the country from 6th February 2020 to 9th February 2020 in Navi Mumbai. 

UrbanClap collaborates with ESSCI: UrbanClap has signed an MoU with ESSCI to empower professionals. The objective of the partnership is to improve skills training services.

News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 03022020Skill development news from the states


Foundation stone laid for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Centre: Foundation stone for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods has been laid. It will run several free of charge skill course aligned to the NSQF levels.

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Jammu and Kashmir:

Jammu and Kashmir youth trained under ESDP: The government is providing training under the ESDP to build entrepreneurial culture in Jammu and Kashmir. A training program was conducted by the Technology Development Centre of the MSME.

7 million youth to be trained by 2021: 7 million Indian youth are going to be trained for green economy by the year 2021. GSDI has been launched by the Centre to achieve the same.


Initiative to empower students with hands-on experience: St. Francis college launched one-of-its-kind an Internship program to strengthen students’ professional future. The programme is for first year students to give them an opportunity to be a part of the professional environment during their course.


IndiaSkills Kerala event to be held in Kozhikode: Kozhikode is going to host this year’s state-level IndiaSkills Kerala event. Winners of zonal-level skill assessment tests will be taking part in the three-day event. Read more…


12 nurses to undergo three-year advanced training in Japan: 12 nurses from Manipur have been selected for a three-year internship programme of advanced healthcare skills in Japan. The internship program was taken up under TITP.

In collaboration with ASDC, we offer 10 courses. Out of which 6 are technical courses and 4 are administrative. Most of our students get placed as service advisors, because they come from B.Tech (Mechanical) background. All the courses are NSQF- compliant. – Viday Nambirajan, CEO, PABS


Welfare and development initiatives for SAS Nagar: Punjab Chief Minister has announced a series of welfare and development initiatives to boost progress in SAhibzada Ajit Singh (SAS) Nagar district. Land has been identified and possession already handed over to the Department of Local Government for this purpose.


MANUU organizes One-week Entrepreneurship Development Program: Maulana Azad National Urdu University has organized a one-week Entrepreneurship Development Program under PMYUVA. PMYUVA is run by MSDE in collaboration with ALEAP, Hyderabad.

Skill development training centre inaugurated: Akshara women skill development centre was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs in Musheerabad Conventional Hall. 

Skill development news from academia and training partner

DFID’s Knowledge sharing session and a three-day master classroom on Building Information Modelling (BIM) – read more:

Udacity partners LetzConnect to offer practitioner level skills: Learning platform Udacity is going to offer practitioner level skills to Indian Universities and colleges in collaboration with LetzConnect.Through this strategic partnership, Udacity is looking to generate $10Million worth of business.

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Unemployed youth to undergo six-mont coaching course: DBEE is going to start a six-month coaching course for jobs to facilitate graduate and postgraduate unemployed youth in the age group of 21 to 27 years.

Other skill development and entrepreneurship news

Rs 10L crore sanctioned under MUDRA scheme: Under the government’s MUDRA scheme, Rs 10L crore has been sanctioned and more than 5.54 crore new entrepreneurs have availed loans under the scheme.

FCS partners with GlobalGyan Academy: GlobalGyan Academy has partnered with Future Supply Chain (FSC) to provide professional skills training to FSC employees.

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