News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 13042020


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.

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Online portal EskillIndia from NSDC: NSDC is encouraging skill seekers to acquire new skills through it’s online learning portal EskillIndia. It has over 400 courses to choose from. Read more…

CBSE to offer vocational skill-based courses from class 6 to 11: CBSE is going to offer vocational skill-based courses from class 6 to 11. These skill courses would help the students gain necessary skills required for industries later in their lives. Read more…

AICTE designed ELIS portal offers free online courses: AICTE has designed an online portal known as ELIS inorder to provide e-learning to the students free of cost. The portal was launched on 12th April 2020. Read more…

Donations to PM CARES allowed under CSR: A set of FAQs have been released by the ministry to clarify that contributions to the PM CARES fund and ex-gratia payment to casual workers come under CSR spending.

“Skill from Home”challenge by WorldSkills India: WorldSkills India has started a campaign “Skill from Home” which will run from 31st March, 2020 11.00 AM till 17th April 8:00 PM. Read more…

Imarticus Learning continues to up-skill the Indian workforce: Imarticus Learning continues to up-skill the Indian workforce by adding one more free program on Advanced Excel at the time of COVID-19 crisis.

Aryabhatta National Maths Competition 2020: AICTE has released an official notification regarding the Aryabhatta National Maths Competition 2020. Students interested and eligible to appear in the test can apply online at on or before April 30, 2020. Read more…

News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 13042020 (2)Jammu and Kashmir partners Tata Technologies: Jammu and Kashmir has partnered with Tata Technologies to set up two Centres for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIIT) in the Union Territory. 

Ranosys Technologies and Bikaner Technical University to skill 10,000 tech graduates: Ranosys Technologies has partnered with Bikaner Technical University to provide skill training to 10,000 tech graduates. The OutSystems education protocol will help BTU students gain access to an integrated curriculum, professional guidance, and training material. 

ABB India partners NASSCOM to develop standardised qualification for IoT jobs: With an aim to develop standardised qualification for IoT jobs, ABB India has partnered with NASSCOM. ABB has created qualification packs to define the competency standards that will provide a framework for schools, colleges, and universities to design their course curriculum to better conform to industry hiring standards. 

NASSCOM introduces free AI course: NASSCOM has launched a free course on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in collaboration with the Union IT ministry. The course will provide an opportunity for individuals to upgrade their emerging tech skills.

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MSDE provides online classes for ITI students: MSDE has made available extensive online resources through the Directorate General of Training for around 2 million students enrolled in ITIs who are unable to attend classes due to the nationwide lockdown.

IIT Madras to launch online ‘Certified Cyber Warrior’ course: The Digital Skills Academy at IIT Madras is going to launch a comprehensive cybersecurity course- ‘Certified Cyber Warrior (CCW) v3.0’. The course has been designed as a 120-hour course, which will include live online classes conducted over the weekends.

Safejob offers vocational online training: Safeducation is providing vocational online training with free access to students from rural India through its personalized job readiness and placement platform, Safejob.

Online skill development courses at the times of COVID-19 crisis: At the time of COVID-19 lockdown, people are spending time on free online courses that are being offered to hone their talents and also to pick up a new skill set.

McDonald’s India trains 10,000 managers and frontline crew: McDonald’s India is training 10,000 managers and frontline crew digitally for a strong comeback. It introduced e-learning modules, quizzes, masterclasses and creative sessions for employees as a work from home measure.

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