News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 141019


Here we go with this week’s skill development news bytes covering various happenings and updates in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. The news and latest happenings could help you generate leads for developing your business in this sector. The News Bytes are compiled and adapted from various sources* with the sole objective of keeping our readers informed about the evolving skills industry in India and how they can be a part of it.

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Skill development news from the industry

Schaeffler India launches Mobile Training Centre for Automotive Aftermarket: Schaeffler IndiaLaunches Mobile Training Centre for automotive aftermarket to provide training to Garages in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, using REPXPERT branded vehicle equipped with engine, transmission & chassis products and tools for training purposes. Read more:

EY launches technology platform for STEM learning for girls: India is the first country where Ernt and Young (EY) has launched a global initiative which will provide an entertaining and gamified STEM learning experience to over 6,000 girls in Delhi NCR. 

Forthcoming edition of MUMBAIWOOD 2019 to showcase skills in carpentry, materials and machinery: MUMBAIWOOD 2019 promises to outrank its own success and high benchmark with a grander event, both in terms of its size as well as the visitor turnout from across the country.

Modernizing fish-farming: NCCE trains fisheries co-ops: A 3 day training program for modernization and professionalization of fish farming through cooperative system was recently organized by National Centre for Cooperative Education  (NCCE) for Chairmen and Directors of Fishermen’s Cooperatives of India at NCCE, New Delhi for development of their managerial skills.

110 unemployed youth got trained in selling non-life insurance policies: Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Ltd completed training of 110 unemployed youth as per the requirement of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

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Skill development news from the academia and training partners

MCCIA held apprenticeship awareness programme: An apprenticeship awareness programme was held at Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).The awareness programme was part of an initiative launched by Yashaswi and Union Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. 

The relevance of vocational degrees and universities offering B.Voc courses: The enrolment of students in B.Voc courses has increased from 554 in 2013 to more than 30000 in 2018 and 2019 even though awareness about vocational courses and universities offering vocational degree programs

SIP Academy to host Vihaan India in 2040 for school principals: SIP Academy, a skill development company is organizing “Vihaan India in 2040” for school principals and correspondents, to develop skills in children to make india a true global leader by 2040.

Part time course in multi skill technician from K J Somaiya private industrial training institute: K J Somaiya Vocational Training Institute starts a part time course in Multi Skill Technician at Somaiya Vidyavihar, to keep pace with the technological demands of industry and expanding universe of knowledge, to produce skilled manpower at international level as well as they provide employment generation for students. 

News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 141019Skill development news from the government

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launches Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme with IIM Bangalore: To boost skill development at the district level, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)  signed a contract with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore for introducing a two-year fellowship programme Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) programme. Read more:

Government collaborates with Sterlite to train tier-3 entrepreneurs in network maintenance: Networking solutions company Sterlite Technologies (STL) collaborated with government to train tire-3 entrepreneurs in network maintenance. The company will provide “highly-skilled” fibre specialists in association with the Indian government’s Common Services Centres (CSC) to skill village level entrepreneurs (VLE) in maintenance and operations of optical fibre networks.

Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme DHRUV was launched: Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme-DHRUV, was launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal. This will act as a turning point in the lives of extraordinarily talented students, from the premises of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Headquarters at Bengaluru.

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Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

Konaseema to have a skill development Centre: A skill development centre will be coming up in Konaseema area to impart training to the unemployed youth in various trades, she added. The MP appealed to SC/ST youth to avail this opportunity judiciously.


Goa could be the next skill hub with international partnerships: Goa could be the next skill hub as per the skill development and entrepreneurship minister as the state is partnering with countries like Maldives, who will send their youth for training in India

Jammu & Kashmir

BridgeLabz organised induction drive for engineering students in Jammu & Kashmir: BridgeLabz Solutions LLP recently conducted an induction drive for engineering students in Jammu & Kashmir. Aimed at inducting engineers for their ongoing Fellowship Program, the drive was held at Government Degree College, Udhampur, Jammu. 


Skill Enhancement Centre was inaugurated in Mangaluru’s ITI : Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Limited inaugurated its new Skill Enhancement Centre at the Government ITI Mangaluru in collaboration with NSDC.


DUDA training on handicraft held in Nagaland: Department of Under Developed Areas (DUDA), Nagaland conducted a week long training on development of handicrafts was attended by 10 craftsmen from five tribes of Eastern Nagaland.


Training camp was organised for beekeepers: The monthly agricultural training camp of Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) Progressive Bee-keepers Association was organised. The training was based on the safety norms of the beekeepers.


Visionary Leader of Modern Skill Development Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi, Chairman, BSDU Passes away at 85: Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) Jaipur bid a tearful adieu to its mentor and Chairman, Dr Rajendra Kumar Joshi. He was a great role model and a legend who worked every single day of his life for the betterment of the country and the youth at large.

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