Skill Development News Digest – 160318



  1. The education sector has been allocated the largest amount of funds – Rs 32,125 crore in the state. The government plans to set up three new universities and 16 institutes of ITI in the state, apart from revamping the primary and secondary schools.
  2. Bihar Skill Development Mission participated in 51st SKOCH Summit-“State of Inclusion” held in New Delhi. One of the BSDM’s flagship schemes – Kushal Yuva Program bagged the prestigious SKOCH’s “Order of Merit Award” and was also adjudged “SKOCH AWARD-Gold FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT”.


  1. A collaborative skill development program, introduced between Tata Motors and ASDC, is part of a unique initiative to promote the ‘Skill India Mission’. The program is currently training around 4,000 apprentices, of which 168 trainees with over 90 percent success ratio have been awarded the ASDC certification in automotive assembly skills.
  2. Cvent, signed a MoU with the NASSCOM Foundation, to launch the Cvent India Digital Literacy Training Programme. Under this programme, people from the underserved community will be empowered in the Delhi-NCR region with digital literacy skills.
  3. Boeing has been a part of India for more than 75 years. It’s partnership with India has grown over the decades and now includes growing a supply chain in manufacturing, aerospace infrastructure, engineering services and skills.
  4. Amazon India launched Central Cottage Industries Emporium, a public sector undertaking under Ministry of Textiles and Government of India on its marketplace to preserve the traditional craftsmanship and excellence of skill.
  5. Over 2.8 lakh people have been trained in various courses in operations, repair and service as part of various government initiatives for skill development in electronics and IT sector.
  6. Telecom sector will need over 47 lakh additional skilled manpower by 2021-22 over and above the present strength of around 40 lakh, as per various industry estimates and assessment.
  7. Samsung Technical School, has been assisting the youth and aims to support the government’s vision to make India a global manufacturing hub. Women like Seema Nagar have come through the ranks of the technical school and now imparting the same education to the women in rural areas in Rajasthan.
  8. Experts and corporates involved in promoting sports came together on Wednesday to discuss problems faced by sportspersons across Haryana and the country.
  9. The French president, in a joint statement with the Prime Minister, stressed upon deepening the trade alliance between France and India as the two countries signed 14 pacts worth $16 billion in key areas of defence, security and nuclear energy.
  10. The National Skill Development Agency of India has signed a MoU with the Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle, France. This was undertaken for knowledge sharing, exchange of information and to build, develop and implement a qualification register in France and India.
  11. The Railways has tied up with the National Skill Development Corporation to train the children of its three lakh gangmen and trackmen in various vocational courses.
  12. More than 62,000 women entrepreneurs in the country will get a boost through the partnership of Amazon India, Mann Deshi Foundation and Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs. Aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs Amazon India will support these women to sell their products on
  13. Indian organizations allocated a cumulative budget of over Rs. 9,000 crores towards their Corporate Social Responsibility activities in 2017-18, as per a report from Prime Database. It added that education and vocational skill development were the most popular focus areas for Indian organizations.

skill development news digest 160318


Giving priority to generation of employment in the state, the Government has increased the outlay for the Skill Development and Industrial Training Department in 2018-19 to Rs  657.94 crore, which is 43.43 per cent more than Rs 458.71 crore provided in 2017-18.

Himachal Pradesh

The CM said the state would soon emerge as a model state in skill development. The focus of the government will be on upgrading the skills of youths and to make them self- reliant so that they will have self-employment opportunities.


  1. To develop entrepreneurship in the state, the government has established The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) with an aim to promote inclusive economic growth through development of entrepreneurship culture.
  2. The Education Minister urged global bigwigs to partner with Jammu and Kashmir in its endeavour for imparting skills-based training among youth.


A two day Skill Training programme on Energy efficient Brass melting furnace for Production of Brass artifacts, 2018 was organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur.


The government is planning to set up training centres in rural areas and has a tie-up with 18 countries. Sweden has come forward to provide employment to 22,000 skilled youths and Japan wants 33,000 skilled youths from India


India Fashion Summit 2018 held at Kochi provided an ecosystem for sustainable development of fashion with prime focus on promoting hand-woven textiles in designer fashion and nurturing exceptional young talents in the field of fashion

Madhya Pradesh

The Chief Minister said that employment-oriented training will be imparted to 7.5 lakh youth next year. In addition to this, the trained youths will be linked with self-employment.


The Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre established with the objective to develop skilled manpower and to create employment and self-employment opportunities for the youth, is achieving its goals by providing new avenues.


  1. Along with English, Punjabi would also be the medium of instruction in ITIs and polytechnics in the state from the coming academic session, as per Technical Education Minister.
  2. The Tech Education minister hopes to introduce a bit of IIT in each of the ITIs and polytechnics. He believes with revision of syllabus, ensuring quality faculty, the employability and entrepreneurship of students will go up.


Skill training for transgender people in the state will start soon to provide them with alternative means of livelihood. 

Tamil Nadu

  1. India will offer vocational training to almost half a million survivors of human trafficking under a program launched by the President.
  2. The National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research of Chandigarh signed a MoU with Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology for imparting training in the new and emerging technological areas for the faculty


  1. India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has certified the GTF training complementing the DGCA certification of V2500-A5 training obtained in early 2017. The certified courses will take place at the Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center in Hyderabad, and will provide enhanced opportunities for aviation skill development.

West Bengal

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will set up a multi-skill centre in Darjeeling in partnership with the Gorkha Territorial Administration.

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