News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 17022020


We compile our news bytes very carefully from various sources keeping our reader’s interest in mind. It is always crucial to stay updated on the industry, academia, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. Our news bytes ensure that you are aware about all the new and exciting happenings around the skilling ecosystem. The snippets of information could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed.

Skill development news from the government

Setting up forensic university to bridge the skill gap in cybersecurity: The government has announced the launch of a specialized cyber forensics university. This will address the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the domain in the country.

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




Ministry of WCD partners Skill Development Ministry: Women and Child Development (WCD) has partnered Skill Development ministry to empower women and youth. The country could add up to USD 770 billion to its GDP by 2025, simply by giving equal opportunities to women. Read more

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

Apollo Medskills partners Rotary international: Apollo Medskills has signed an MoU with Rotary international as their skill partner. 30000 women from underprivileged communities will be trained under the partnership.

Green Skill Development Programme by EPTRI: EPTRI is going to conduct certificate courses on various topics of environment protection and management under Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP).

IBM partners Bihar Government to introduce STEM for girls: To introduce STEM for girls, IBM has signed an MoU with the Government of Bihar. The program will advance the skills and careers of over 13,000 students in STEM. 

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BFSI sector to employ 27 lakh people by 2020: Indian BFSI sector is expected to employ 27 lakh people by2020. As the impact of disruption is knocking traditional BFSI jobs out of the floor, huge opportunities are also set to revolutionise the sector.

Mitsubishi Electric Cup supports Skill Development & Innovation: The 5th edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup, organized by Mitsubishi Electric India, supported Skill Development & Innovation. This year’s competition theme was ‘Visualizing IoT Solutions for Smart Automation’.

50,000 world class technicians to be created: Hitachi’s Engineering Excellence Centres aims to create more than 50,000 world class technicians and cooling experts by 2025. This will further strengthen the company’s India’s leadership in the market and create company’s excellence in service and engineering

Website launched for facilitating skill development: Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra launched a website, for unemployed youth of the country.

Unnati scholarship program for women engineering students: Rolls-Royce announced the launch of its ‘Unnati’ Skill Development initiative for underprivileged women in partnership with the Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) at the DefExpo 2020.

Coal India sets up R&D centre ‘SARAS’: To promote innovation and boost efficiency, Coal India has set up R&D centre ‘SARAS’. It will promote skill development along with improving the company’s operational efficiency by utilising resources at an optimum level.

Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

APSSDC launches apprenticeship promotion scheme: APSSDC has launched apprenticeship promotion scheme and conducted a workshop on ‘Implementation of Apprenticeship Scheme’. Read more…


657 students offered jobs in a two-day job fest START-2020: In a two-day divisional mega job fest, START-2020, 657 students, representing 11 colleges from five districts were offered jobs.

Jammu and Kashmir

Skill based programs on adventure sports and film-making: With the objective of creating skill-based programs in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is planning to set up skill-based training programs related to adventure sports and film-making.

Skill development centre for women: A skill development centre was inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir. The initiative is aimed to impart training and create self-help groups to empower women and girls to earn a livelihood and shape a better future.

Kaushal Mela organised under PMKVY: Yuva Vikas Society has organised Kaushal Mela. The key focus of this public event was to spread awareness about the skill mission


Underwriters Lab to bridge skill gap in life sciences: Underwriter Lab would bridge skill gap in the life sciences industry in partnership with MGES, Karnataka. 

Vikas Yuva Prerana launched for ITI students: To encourage ITI and polytechnic students to take up entrepreneurial activities, KVGB has launched “Vikash Yuva Prerana”. Read more…


5th International Welding Congress Weld India 2020: The IIW-India’s Mumbai Chapter organized 5th International Welding Congress and 13th Weld India Exhibition of the country in association with IIW.


ORMS to build crafts emporium in Sambalpur: ORMS has decided to convert Laxmipriya store into a crafts emporium to promote handicrafts in Odisha. Around Rs 4.5 lakh will be spent on renovation of the building to convert it into a crafts emporium.

Tamil Nadu

2000 goldsmiths get registered and certified: Over 2000 traditional goldsmiths who were part of the unorganised sector are becoming registered under a new government program.

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Skill Fest 2020 by Parul University: The three-day state level event Skill Fest 2020 by Parul University featured a series of skill based workshops attended by 700 medical and paramedical students form Parul University and other colleges.

Uttar Pradesh

Youth get Rs 2,500 under internship scheme: Youth doing internship under internship scheme for 6 months and one year will get Rs 2500 per month. Under the scheme, the 10th, 12th or graduating youth will be linked to various technical institutions and industries. 

Other skill development and entrepreneurship news

Skill-based education is a must in India: Vocational education, otherwise known as skill-based education  at the school level will make young people employment ready. It will boost India’s competitiveness. 

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