News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 23032020


We all are going through a very tough time with the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus. The pandemic is forcing us to stay inside our homes for everyone’s safety. During this time, it must be difficult for our readers to stay updated about various happenings in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. Our news bytes are the perfect solution. 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. No matter how challenging the situation is, Team NSN will continue to provide information and updates about the skilling ecosystem to our readers. Read on to know more. 

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




Skill development news from the government 

NSDC Notification for PMKVY Training Partners in the wake of Coronavirus: Due to Coronavirus outbreak, Private and Government educational institutions are going to be closed till 31st March 2020. PMKVY Training Partners are advised to comply with the  notifications and in case of any confusion, seek clarification from the Local Administration. Read more…

41,000 youth to be trained under PMKVY: MSDE has decided to provide training to more than 41,000 youth of Rajasthan under PMKVY. It aims to connect the youth with skill development and employment.

25,000 startups hire 12 employees each under Start-up India program: 25,000 startups have hired 12 employees each under the government’s flagship program Start-up India. As on December 31, 2019, 26,804 start-ups across 555 districts have been recognized as start-ups by DPIIT.

India trains 100 women entrepreneurs in collaboration with Germany: 147 aspiring women entrepreneurs got trained to set up their own business under the Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs and Start-ups by Women program.

812 PMKK allocated in 702 districts across India: 812 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras have been allocated in 707 districts across the country. For establishment of PMKK, capital expenditure up to 75% of the project investment as well as operational support is provided through NSDC. Read more…

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

Two-wheeler repair training for youth by iLEAD: iLEAD programme of Aide et Action International is providing training to youth in two-wheeler repair.It has so far trained 2,42,000 youths across the globe and has 74% placement rate.

37th food safety supervisor training session by HRANI: HRANI organised the 37th Food Safety Training & Certification (FOSTAC) programme at Jodhpur. The objective of the session was to train the hospitality aspirants in food safety.

Skill development news from the states


Vocational centre for Tinsukia youths: To empower the locals, Indian Army has established a new Vocational Training Centre (VTC) at Mulgaon in Tinsukia. The Indian Army in Upper Assam has established a number of VTC in remote locations. 

News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 23032020Dhubri tops in financial inclusion and skill development: Dhubri, one of the 117 inspirational districts in the country, achieved a rare distinction recently by topping among the seven districts in Assam in the field of financial inclusion and skill development.

Arunachal Pradesh

Skill development program in Arunachal Pradesh: A skill development program was organised by the Indian Army along with the Hayuliang Mela in coordination with the circle administration in Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh.

Vermicompost making training concludes: A skill development training program for the vermicompost producers concluded. During the 25 days training program, 22 participants, including unemployed rural youth, farm women and students participated.


73,000 students dropped out after I Pre-University: Around 73,500 students in Karnataka, Bengaluru dropped out after I Pre-University during 2019-20. They accounted for 11% of the total students who joined I PU in the academic year 2018-19.


Women empowerment through training program: A special skill development program on agri projects was conducted for women. The training program will make them financially independent with the acquired skills. 

Skill development news from academia and training partners

IIT Madras launches Career Back to Women Program: IIT Madras has launched a ‘Career Back to Women (CB2 Women)’ initiative to skill women who aspire to return to the profession after a break. As many as 150 hours of training will be offered to skill the women. 

CBSE students to learn AI skills from Class VIII: CBSE is going to introduce an AI curriculum from Class VIII onwards. The country’s first AI Skills Lab in collaboration with Intel’s AI for youth initiative will be introduced in 22,000 schools.

Skill training centres to remain shut amid Coronavirus pandemic: The skill development and entrepreneurship ministry has issued an advisory to its affiliated institutes to remain closed as per state governments’ directives amid the Covid-19 outbreak, potentially slowing down the pace of skills training in the country.

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CIPET to provide skilling to 5 lakh people: CIPET has made a plan of skilling five Lakh persons as well as five Lakh Technology Support Service to the polymer industry during the period of 2019-24.

Other skill development news

Skill centres are making 500 masks daily to meet demand:  To meet demand amid the coronavirus crisis, eight centres under the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry in Delhi have started producing 500 cloth masks a day.

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