News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training – 240619


Here are 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 states

Andhra Pradesh

APSSDC organises a Skill Connect job mela: The Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation in association with the Government Boys ITI College, Ongole organized a skill connect job mela on June 22.

AP and Telangana

AP, Telangana aspirants to get International standard maritime training: I-Skill HR Development Pvt. Ltd, announced a collaboration with Sri Chakra Maritime College, Puducherry. Through this I-Skill will enable access to international standard maritime courses and seafarer training, to students aspiring maritime careers.


Skill University to be set up at Darrang district, Assam: Assam government will set up a Skill University costing 850 crore at Darrang district which will be known as Skill city. This will be the first skill university in the country with a capacity of 10 thousand seats.

Japanese Training Program introduced by ASDM: In order to enhance the employability of the youth in the state, Assam Skill Development Mission, is taking initiatives to send organizations recognized by NSDC to set up centres in Assam so that the youths can be trained in Japanese language and lifestyle for making them employable in Japan and Japanese industries throughout the world.

Over 450 candidates to be skilled by AISECT: Over 450 candidates from Assam will be provided free skills training by AISECT, under its partnership with the Assam Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board .The training will be conducted across Electronics, Construction, IT, Retail and Tourism and Hospitality sectors.

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





GGSIPU to start M.Voc courses: The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University from this year, will offer Master of Vocation in three disciplines namely M.Voc (Automobile), M.Voc (Software Development) and M.Voc (Interior Design).


Women in non-traditional occupations – Driverben- Ek Nayi Pehchan: Started in 2016, the “Driverben- Ek Nayi Pehchan” is an initiative of Janvikas’s skill based livelihood programs. Its goal is to empower resource-poor women from marginalized communities to become professional drivers in Ahmedabad.

News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training – 240619Jharkhand

Foundation laid for Skill Development Centre at Ranchi: Foundation stone was laid for The Residential Skill Development Centre which is being built as part of the MoU signed with JSDM at Sewa Bharti’s campus “Sewa Dham” at Ranchi for skilling youth from economically backward communities.


RSDC and Army Base Workshop collaborate for Saamarth: Rubber Skill Development Council has collaborated with the Army Base Workshop, Pune to re-skill their personnel in Rubber. RSDC has been engaged in skilling, up-skilling and reskilling in Rubber in the country.


GNIIT mapped with NSQF now offered by NIIT Dimapur: NIIT Dimapur Centre has launched NSQF mapped GNIIT for enhancing employability and preparing ready professionals for the IT industry.


Skill East 2019 : CII summit on Future Skills, Entrepreneurship and Networking conducted in Odisha: CII Eastern Region organized “Skill East 2019 : CII summit on Future Skills, Entrepreneurship and Networking” on 22nd June 2019. The summit saw active participation from the industry, the academia, training partners and the government. A report on the event will follow soon.

Workshop on Skill Development and Office Management organised in Odisha: The Central University of Orissa organized a two-day workshop on “Skill Development and Office Management” for its non-teaching employees.


Soft skill training program for TSTDC staff inaugurated: Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation conducted a four-day soft and industrial skill training for their staff to educate them on the new challenges and developments in hospitality industry.

Skill development news from government and industry

Minimum educational qualification requirement for driving licence removed by government: The government has decided to do away with the requirement of minimum educational qualification for obtaining driving license to boost employment opportunities.

UK and India invested 75 million pounds for academic exchanges since 2006: The UK and India have jointly invested over 75 million pounds in academic collaborations since 2006, effecting over 25,000 bilateral exchanges. The third phase of the UKIEIRI, will focus on capacity building, research and partnerships, besides skill development in higher education.

Microsoft Ties Up with BITS Pilani, ISB, Others to Setup AI Digital Labs: Microsoft announced the opening of digital labs in collaboration with 10 higher education institutions in India to aid the skill development initiatives in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Talk on employability skills organised by CII: The Confederation of Indian Industry, North Bengal Zone, in association with some other organizations, arranged for students to interact with industry stakeholders on employability skills in Siliguri.

Bridging gap in the electronics industry through job roles: To prepare the manpower as per the current and next-generation job roles, the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India has prepared some job roles in line with the advanced technologies like IoT, Embedded system and Semiconductor and EMS. Read more..

SJVN targets to skill over 6000 local farmers under its CSR initiative: SJVN Limited has set a target for skilling over 6000 farmers by 2022 in latest farm techniques and knowhow as a part of its CSR. It has signed an MOU with CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University for conducting 6 days residential skill development programs in farm technology for 800 farmers.

Discovery science centre inaugurated by HCL Foundation in Lucknow: HCL Foundation, under its Urban CSR Program ‘HCL Uday’, announced the launch of Discovery Science Centre in Lucknow. It is a space for students to creatively learn, experience and understand various scientific concepts through experiential learning method.

NHA partners with ICICI Foundation to skill more than 15,000 to implement PMJAY: The National Health Authority and ICICI Foundation have partnered for capacity building of State and District personnel along with Pradhan Mantri Arogya Mitras. They aim to skill more than 15,000 state personnel and PMAMs over a period of one year.

500 women in south India build sustainable livelihoods through Power Grid- ICRISAT: The Power Grid -ICRISAT watershed project has helped farmers retain water in water harvesting farm ponds, masonry check dams, well recharge pits and percolation tanks. The women in UKKali became a part of this project and helped quicker household financial recovery.

Capgemini launches two Digital Academies to train disadvantaged groups: Capgemini supports marginalised communities that can take advantage of the rising opportunities in the IT industry. It has launched two Digital Academies to impart digital skills training to disadvantaged youth and under-represented groups.

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