News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 24022020


Our newsbytes will help you stay updated on the industry, academia, government 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 

District Skill Committees (DSCs) to work closely with Centre to push skill development: MSDE organized a one-day workshop with state representatives to further strengthen skilling and entrepreneurship initiative through District Skill Committees (DSCs). Read more…

PM felicitates successful candidates from Skill India’s Rozgar Mela: Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated candidates who successfully completed their course under the PMKVY and got job offers at the recently concluded Kaushal Mahotsav in Varanasi.

Detailed road map on skilling: MSDE is going to roll out a detailed and ready to implement road map for taking skilling to another level. 

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

POWERGRID signs MoU with CIPET: POWERGRID signed an MoU with CIPET to provide skill development training to 160 underprivileged/unemployed youth of society, under its CSR initiative.

Beauty and Wellness college by Naturals: Naturals celebrated its 20th anniversary with the launch of Beauty and Wellness college. The courses offered by the college will be in accordance with the direction given by the course curriculum of the Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council (BWSSC).

3rd edition of ‘New India Summit’: CREDAI hosted the 3rd edition of “New India Summit ” at Naya Raipur. The objective behind was to foster development and strengthen the roadmap for growth of real estate in non-metro cities. 

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Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

Sustainable industries in Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh is focusing on attracting more industries to Andhra Pradesh and the thrust is on encouraging non-polluting and green industries. Visakhapatnam is among six pilot districts  that have been selected by DPIIT for promotion of sustainable industries. 

Andhra Pradesh to become a skill development hub: A centralised monitoring institute is going to be created within a year which will focus on improving curriculum and introducing skill development programs in the state education system.


Advanced sports academies to be set up in Chhattisgarh: The Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority is planning to set up sports academies in different areas of the state with an aim to make policy decisions in the field of sports.

Government re-constitutes Jammu and Kashmir SDM: The Government of India re-constituted JKSDM and its Governing Council. Skill Development Mission will be headed by Lieutenant Governor and Governing Council will be headed by Advisor(S) to the Lieutenant Governor


IIMB and BIAL hosts Aerospace and Aviation Conference: IIM Bangalore and BIAL hosted a one-day long conference on the future of aerospace and aviation. Senior professionals from the aerospace industry participate in the conference.

News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 25022020Kerala

Kerala Skills Policy to promote earn while studying culture: There is a need to promote a culture where students earn while studying. Kerala will soon bring out a Skills Policy and a Career Policy in support of the culture. 


Three-day training program for ITI students: A three-day training program on operations of a numerical control (CNC) for ITI students was held where 30 students took part. Read more…

Rs 12,000 crore plan to upgrade vocational technology centres: The skill development department and Tata Technologies has drafted a Rs. 12009 crore plan for the revival and modernization of 419 state-run ITIs in three years.


Skill development program for youth at AIDA: Skill development program for unemployed youth was inaugurated at Don Bosco Tech AIDA centre. This was the 32nd batch.

PMKK training centre inaugurated in Mokokchung: PMKK training centre was inaugurated in Mokokchung with an aim to transform the lives of local youth with skill development training.


EIFE brings European skill delegates to India: A nine member unique delegation from skilling organisations of France, Germany and Russia, visited Odisha. During the visit, many crucial discussions between the European delegates and the Odisha Government and its training partners were organised by Brussels-based Europe India Foundation for Excellence (EIFE). 

World Skill Centre to function from August in Bhubaneswar: India’s first and one-of-its kind skill centre is going to function from August 2020. The state government made a budget provision of Rs 199 crore for the skill centre. Read more…

Tamil Nadu

Apprenticeship and recruitment fair to be held in Tamil Nadu:  Regional Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (RDSDE) in association with the commissionerate of Employment would conduct trade apprentice engagement and recruitment fairs in seven regions of Tamil Nadu.


Telangana to introduce AI and robotics courses in schools and degree colleges: The Telangana Government is going to introduce AI and robotics courses in government schools and degree colleges during the academic year 2020-21. 

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Uttar Pradesh

Two-day skill exhibition and employment fair: In a two-day skill exhibition and employment fair, organized at Varanasi, 1100 youth were selected for employment. 95 companies from 20 sectors participated in the employment fair.

Skill development news from the academia and training partner

Dassault Skill Academy to be inaugurated: CoEP and Dassault Aviation will open the Dassault Skill Academy. The academy will provide technical skill-based training in aeronautics to students and professionals.

Other skill development news

DAAD for learning sign language online: The Digital Arts Academy for Deaf (DAAD) is a special project which aid the hearing impaired to learn skills digitally in sign language. DAAD is incubated under the Kerala Government’s Start-up Mission.

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