News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 10022020


Are you missing out updates about the skill development initiatives in our country? Don’t worry. We’re with the perfect solution. Our news bytes will give you an insight into various happenings and updates in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. 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

NSDC partners Salesforce to help bridge the skill gap in India: NSDC has announced its partnership with Salesforce to enhance NSDC’s skill development and capacity building initiatives through Trailhead. Read more…

73.47 lakh youth trained under PMKVY: Under PMKVY, 73.47 lakh candidates have been trained throughout the country. Under the scheme, focus on employment has been significantly enhanced and candidates have been placed in various sectors and industries.

Till Jan 2020 723 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras established: As of January 2020, 723 Pradhan Mantri KAushal Kendras (PMKK) have been established throughout the country. PMKVY does not mandate the establishment of permanent skill development centres as it is a demand-driven scheme.

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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Skilling initiatives to become mandatory from school level: “Schooling and skilling must go together”, said the Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu and called for inclusion of skilling initiatives at school level. 

16.61 lakh trainees placed under PMKVY 2.0: A total of 16.61 lakh people have been placed after the training under PMKVY 2.0. MSDE has been implementing PMKVY 2.0 with a view to imparting skill development across 371 courses.

Major takeaways for students in Budget 2020: With internship opportunities from urban local bodies for a period of one years to the establishment of National Recruitment Agency (NRA), Budget 2020 has major announcements for students. Read more…

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

Cadila Pharmaceuticals engages 200 apprentices: To support NSDC’s apprenticeship program, pharma major Cadila Pharmaceuticals has employed nearly 200 youth across its plants. All the apprentices are enlisted under NAPS and are paid the prescribed stipend amount. Read more…

IL&FS trained 1350 working men and women in RPL: IL&FS Skill Development Corporation Ltd implemented a mandate from FICSI and also trained 1350 working men and women in RPL.

Women trained in commercial driving: Chennai-based organization Zaclon India Limited is going to provide training to women in driving commercial vehicles. It has already trained 5000 women in different states.

Rolls-Royce launches skill development programme for women: Rolls-Royce is going to run a skill development initiative programme for underprivileged women in partnership with CEMS at the ongoing DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow.

Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh:

Training centres to be set up to fill skill gap: The Confederation of Indian Industry’s Tirupati Zone annual meeting was held at Tirupati. Coinciding with the meeting, the CII organised a session on promoting Tirupati as an electronic manufacturing hub of India and training centres are going to be set up to fill the skill gap.

NITI Aayog to support Andhra Pradesh in skill development: NITI Aayog CEO has promised support for Andhra Pradesh in the advancement of emerging technologies, development of Visakhapatnam-chennai Coastal Corridor and also leverage state’s efforts in skill development initiatives.


CII Goa organizes entrepreneurship and innovation: CII Goa organized a conclave on entrepreneurship and innovation in association with the Department of Industries, Trade and Commerce.


Foreign language & hospitality training centre to be set up: KASE is going to set up a Foreign Language Training Centre and an International Hospitality Centre at the International Skill Park at INKEL Tower in Angamaly under the State Labour and Skill Department.

Welding is critical to several industries. Currently, manufacturing contributes 14% to India’s GDP and we rank low when compared to BRICS countries. For India to grow at 20% or 25% , we need at least 3 million to 5 million welders. – Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra, Managing Director, Kemppi – India


ITI diplomas in agriculture from 2020-21 academic year: The state education department is going to launch ITI courses in the subject through the Agriculture Engineering Innovation Centres from the 2020-21 academic year. 


Over 10,000 candidates trained under PMKVY: Nagaland has trained 10,475 candidates under PMKVY. The PMKVY’s focus on employment has been significantly enhanced and candidates from Nagaland have been placed in various sectors and industries, especially in hospitality.


Technical officials courses announced by Hockey India: Hockey India will conduct Technical Offical courses in association with the world governing body for the sport (FIH) in Bhubaneswar.The courses will also provide candidates with the opportunity to study and be assessed on their coaching theoretical knowledge. 


Majority of the workforce in Telangana informally trained: Telangana is among the top states in the country where the percentage of workforce with informal training in the age group between 15 and 59 years is high. Read more…

Skill development news from academia and training partner

Green skill development programme for engineering students: IISc is going to organize a green skill development programme to equip engineering students with environmental skills. 32 participants will take part in this 15-day course in March.

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Other skill development and entrepreneurship news

Over two crore new jobs have been created during 2011-18: India has created over two crore new jobs during 2011-2018. Around 2.62 crore new jobs were created in rural and urban areas between 2011-12 and 2017-18 among regular wage and salary employees.

AHSCON 2020 organized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science organized AHSCON 2020. Nearly 2400 delegates from different parts of India attended the event. 

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