News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 211019


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.

Skill development news from the academia and training partners

Roundtable on Skill Development for Electric Vehicles organized by DFID, ASDC and SSOU: The agenda was to deliberate on the possible interventions that can be taken up in the Electric Vehicles space for Skill Development with mutual industry collaboration under the DFID sponsored Skills for Jobs Programme. Read more:

Kurukshetra University to conduct short term skill development courses: Kurukshetra University (KU) has announced short term skill development courses for the session 2019-20.

UGC launches “Jeevan Kaushal”, a life skills programme for undergraduate courses: The University Grants Commission (UGC) had recently launched “Jeevan Kaushal”, a life skills programme in the curriculum for undergraduate courses across the country.Ethics and etiquettes of social media, how to use Google search better, yoga and pranayama and resume writing are part of this curriculum.

NIIT Limited awarded as best Vocational & Skill Development Training Institute at Franchise Awards 2019: At the 17th Franchise Awards 2019, NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, has won the award under Education Category for ‘Vocational & Skill Development Training Institute’. 

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) launches ‘green’ skill training course on air pollution: Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) will help India’s youth to get employment or self-employment in the environment or forest sector through a practical and applied training course in the field of atmosphere and environment.

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Skill development news from the government

NSDC signs an MoU with Takamol Holding, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: NSDC signed an MoU with Takamol Holding (Semi Governmental agency), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Skill Verification Program in India for migrating workforce. 

Delhi is going to get its first skill and entrepreneurship university: The university will have a capacity of 50,000 students and and it will merger Industrial Training Institutions (ITIs), polytechnics and skill development centres in the national capital.

State governments and industry commit 7 Lakh apprentices for the current fiscal year: The 15-day Apprenticeship Pakhwada, that saw State Governments and the industry come together for a commitment of 7 lakh apprentices in the current fiscal, ended in a grand closing ceremony in the capital today. Read more:

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey launches Authorized World Skills India Training Centers (AWSITC) for Media & Entertainment Sector: Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched 14 Authorized World Skills India Training Centers (AWSITC) across 9 cities in India, for the Media and Entertainment sector. Read more:

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Skill development news from the industry and CSR

Toyota Kirloskar Motor collaborates with ASDC to make ITI students industry-ready: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) ‘s partnership with the Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) is part of Toyota’s mission to upscale quality technical training in the Indian automotive industry and aims to bridge the skill gap between ITI and industry requirements.

Mahindra inaugurates India’s first all-women workshop in Jaipur: Mahindra & Mahindra first all-women-run automobile service workshop in Jaipur is part of the company’s larger initiative named ‘Pink Collars’ to promote recruitment of women in core productive roles across the company’s automobile workshops.

LSSSDC signs MoU with Apex Professional University: Life Science Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC) signed an Mou with Apex Professional University (APU). LSSSDC will take the core responsibility of arming the APU with the skill enrichment techniques.

ASDC partners with Toyota Kirloskar Motor for certification in skill training:ASDC partnered with Toyota Kirloskar Motor for certification in skill training ITI students industry-ready.

Intelligent plans SEZ for footwear manufacturing in Andhra: Hong Kong-based Intelligent SEZ Development Ltd on Wednesday proposed to establish a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for footwear manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 700 crore. The facility will have job potential for 10,000 people, mostly women.

Maruti Suzuki India invests Rs 154 crore in CSR activities in FY2019: Maruti Suzuki India has invested over Rs. 154 crore towards its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives during FY 2018-19. The company says its CSR efforts are focused on community development, road safety and skill development. The investment has grown by 23.2 percent from Rs 125.08 crore in FY2017-18.

Numaligarh Refinery to invest Rs 62 crore in CSR activities in Assam: North East India’s largest refiner Numaligarh Refinery Ltd will spend over Rs 60 crore in various developmental projects under its CSR activities in Assam during 2019- 20.

Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

APSSDC to the Set Up Skill Centres in 13 districts: Andhra Pradesh State Skills Development Corporation (APSSDC) professional development centres in 25 Parliament seats in 13 districts of the state. APSSDC is taking steps to train young people with the skills needed.


New centre of excellence (CoE) to focus on skill building launched in Goa: Opened CoE for employability enhancement, to improve skills of engineering students,  – To mark the event, 163 MoUs were signed between Goa’s five engineering colleges and various companies.


St Aloysius ITI conducts apprenticeship awareness programme in Mangaluru: An apprenticeship awareness programme was conducted for the benefit of the students at St Aloysius ITI auditorium in Mangaluru.


The Government of Kerala to sign MoU with Netherlands for maritime development: The Government of Kerala signed an MoU with the Netherlands for maritime development of the state. 


Sanjivani paramedical team won the second edition of INPSC: The Southern Naval Command team from the naval hospital Sanjivani bagged the first prize and was awarded the ‘Chief of Naval Staff Rolling Trophy’ at the second edition of Indian Naval Paramedical Skill Competition (INPSC).The competition was organised to enhance the proficiency and promote professional excellence in medical/surgical skills of paramedics.

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