News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 101219


We are here with our weekly news bytes to give you an insight into various happenings and updates in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. The excerpts 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. 

Top headlines of the week

  • Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship(MSDE) is likely to launch PMKVY-III in the next financial year.

Skill development news from the government

Exclusive job fair and ability expo organised for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs): NSDC organized an exclusive job fair “Divya Kaushal Rozgar Mela” to connect Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with suitable job roles and potential employers.

PSUs to recruit apprentices for service business: The Union government will allow PSUs to hire apprentices in service sectors in larger numbers than what is permitted. The PSUs will also be allowed to hire 15% of their total headcount as apprentices.

Government to establish 400 Eklavya Model schools in tribal areas: To ensure the quality education of children in tribal areas, over 400 Eklavya Model schools are going to be established in tribal area by 2022. The school will provide the children with modern sports equipment along with quality education.

69 lakh youth got trained under PMKVY in four years: Under PMKVY, more than 69 lakh youth were trained in different skills in the last four years. In a bid to bridge the huge skill-gap, the government has been running 40 schemes and programmes for skill development in the country through 20 ministries and departments.

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

RASCI partners with PayNearby to upskill India’s retail network: Retail Association’s Skill Council of India (RASCI) collaborates with PayNearby o certify retailers for individual sales professional/self-employed, retailer and distributor salesman job roles. Through existing digital channels, the company aims to reach out to 20 lakh retailers at the earliest to help upskill and certify them. 

LSC holds a seminar on logistics at GITAM: A seminar on ‘The Growth of Logistics Industry in India and Career Opportunities for Future Generations’ was held at GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad. It was organised by LSC and GITAM. Other then the seminar, the two organizations also collaborated to launch two UG programs. 

India sends first batch of construction workers to Japan on paid internship program: The first batch of construction workers went to Japan on a paid internship as a part of the Technical Internship Training Program (TITP). The TITP agreement was signed between the two countries in October 2017, under which India can send blue-collared workers to Japan.

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Skill development news from academia and training partners

NTTF collaborates with BOSCH to offer industry 4.0 Joint certification and training program: NTTF has signed an MoU with BOSCH Ltd. on 3rd December to offer in-demand relevant training. They have created industry 4.0 joint certification and training programs for students. The program is going to bring in that vital change to the current scenario so there is transparency across all processes in real time.

India Education Forum organizes its 3rd National Conclave: Indian Education Forum organised its 3rd National Conclave in collaboration with its knowledge partner TeamLease Skills University on 13th November. Topics directly or in-directly related to education were the point of focus in the conclave.

Bharat Chamber of Commerce partners with Adamas University to encourage skill development: In a special session on ‘Industry-Academia Partnership for Skill Development’ organised by Bharat Chamber of Commerce, an MoU has been signed between Adamas University and Bharat Chamber of Commerce to promote skill development.

ITI students to get Rs 10,000 scholarship: ITI students in Vijayawada are going to get Rs 10,000 scholarship which will help in the development of ITI education in the state. Along with the scholarship, merging of skill development centres was also announced. 

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Sri Vishwakarma Skill University to have diploma in German language: With the aim of making the youth employable,the Government of Haryana is going to start one and half year diploma in German language at Sri Vishwakarma Skill University. Along with the diploma, the university will also have 800 skill development related courses for teaching and training.

NIIFT organises 6th certificate distribution ceremony: Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) organized a certificate distribution ceremony for the successful candidates of the 6th batch. The batch completed their 330 hours of industrial sewing machine operator training programme.

Skill development news from the states


Dabur India Ltd to offer income-generating vocational training programmes: To empower women and to make them capable of earning their own livelihood, India’s largest science-based Ayurveda major Dabur India Ltd is going to provide income-generating vocational training programmes for women in Tezpur, Assam.

Kaziranga University inaugurated skill development centre: First of it’s kind skill development centre was inaugurated at Kaziranga University, Assam. The centre is sponsored by PMKVY under skill India mission. The centre aims to train the youth in various skills. 

Six weeks training programme on handlooms concludes: A six weeks training programme on ‘Entrepreneurship cum Skill Development Program on Handlooms.’arranged by Weavers’ Service Centre (WSC)-Dimapur, Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms) and Government of India, Ministry of Textiles was concluded on 1st December. 


Haryana signs MoU with 12 industries: In a bid to provide training to students of ITIs, Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Department has signed MoUs with more than twelve eminent industries.


Skill centres to be set up in Punjab in partnership with foreign cos: To skill centres in the state, Punjab has partnered with Canada and UK-based companies. The skill centres will provide skill training to youth as per the needs of industry.


ICAR-NOFRI provides livelihood training to Sikkim central jail inmates: Two day long skill development programme for inmates of state central jail was conducted by ICAR-NOFRI. 25 inmates attended the training where they acquire the skills to earn their livelihood.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu to get funding of Rs 2,800 cr from Chinese auto and electronics major BYD: China-based automobile and electronics major BYD is planning to invest around Rs 2,800 crore in Tamil Nadu. The investment is likely to provide employment to 11,500 persons.

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




5,000 nurses to undergo leadership and development skill training: 5000 nurses are going to get trained by the Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council on leadership and development skills as a part of the ‘Nursing Now – Nightingale Challenge 2020’ initiative.

Tamil Nadu signs MoU with industry at skill development conclave: The Government of Tamil Nadu signed nine new MoUs with various companies, including BYD of China, ITC Paperboard and Shreevari at the skill development conclave held on 27th November.


CBIT, MGIT signs MoU with CIPS for the establishment of bamboo centre: Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology (MGIT) signed an MoU with CIPS, Hyderabad to establish bamboo centre. The MoU will focus on the enhancement, establishment and maintenance of the centres.

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