News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training –11082020


We compile our news bytes very carefully from various sources keeping our reader’s interest in mind. It is always crucial to stay updated on the industry, academia, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. Our news bytes ensure that you are aware about all the happenings around the skilling ecosystem. The snippets of information could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed.

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NSDC collaborates with Simplilearn: NSDC has collaborated with Simplilearn to support the continuity of digital skilling of the Indian workforce. Through this collaboration, Simplilearn will host more than 1,000 hours of free learning in digital skills and technologies for learners across India. Read more…

Vodafone India Foundation partners CGI and NASSCOM Foundation: Vodafone India Foundation has partnered with CGI and NASSCOM Foundation to launch a digital skilling platform called It is an online digital skills portal that aims to help people acquire digital literacy.

Universities to provide Apprenticeship, Internship Embedded Degree programmes to students: the University Grants Commission (UGC) on issued guidelines for Higher Education Institutions – ‘Apprenticeship/Internship embedded Degree Programme’, July 2020. Credits for apprenticeship/internship programme shall be included in the total credits of the entire programme. At least 20% of the total credits for the degree programme should be assigned to apprenticeship/internship.

Agriculture Ministry to invest 36 Cr in 346 Agritech Startups: The Ministry of Agriculture is going to invest 36 cr in 346 Agritech startups working in allied sectors like agro-processing, artificial intelligence, digital agriculture, farm mechanisation, waste to wealth, dairy, fisheries, among others. The selected start-ups were trained for two months at 29 agribusiness incubation centres (KPs & RABIs) spread across India.  

50000 Indian employees to be reskilled by Capgemini: Capgemini is going to reskill about 50000 employees in India over the next six months to help clients meet changing business needs by adopting emerging technologies. It has over 1,25,000 employees in India of its global headcount of 2,70,000.

NTTF partners GE Healthcare to launch Certificate Programs in the Medical Technician field: NTTF has partnered with GE Healthcare Institute to bridge the skill gap in India by offering courses for various Healthcare Technician roles. Through this collaboration, the institutes aim to bring a niche set of state-of-the-art courses to allow industry-ready and socially sensitive professionals to enter the healthcare sector. Read more…

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Andhra Pradesh

Indian School of Business to help revive economy in post Covid-19 world: Indian School of Business (ISB) will help the Andhra Pradesh government in reviving the state’s economy and generation of employment in the state in the post-Covid-19 scenario. The government of Andhra Pradesh has signed an MoU with ISB to work with various department for deciding measures for economic recovery and growth monitoring. 

Himachal Pradesh

HPKVN starts skill register data: HPKVN) has started skill register data to provide self- employment and employment opportunities to the youth in the state through skill training. Till now over 15308 people have registered themselves for employment on the Skill Register portal.


ITIs with 1.4 lakh seats open for students: Over 1.4lakh seats for ITIs in Maharashtra opened up for admission to students online. Students will be able to login to the admission website which is also compatible on cellphones to fill application forms. 

EDII partners Savitribai Phule Pune to offer courses in entrepreneurship: EDII has partnered with Savitribai Phule Pune University’s – Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Enterprise (SPPU’s-CIIE) to orient youths towards entrepreneurial career. The institutes will jointly design courses and programs in entrepreneurship development and execute them through joint certification.


11 ITIs of Odisha in the list of 100 best institutes: Seven government and four private ITIs in Odisha have been placed within the best 100 institutes of the country. The institutes have been selected in the 2nd phase grading conducted by Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).  


Japanese language training programme in Punjab: The government of Punjab has started the Japanese language training programme with an aim to provide youth job opportunities. The programme would offer Japanese language training to those between the age group 18 to 45 years having a min qualification of 8th pass. The course duration would be 200 hours. 

Punjab tourism department to provide free training and skill development to the youth: The tourism department of punjab is going to provide free training and skill development to the youth interested to pursue their career in the tourism and hospitality sector post Covid-19. More than 2000 students would be trained under the Hunar se Rojgar tak scheme.

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Tamil Nadu

Webinar on skill development: A three-day online students’ skill development programme (SSDP) focusing on learning English language for better career opportunities was organized by MKU. More than 6000 students from various colleges and universities in the state participated.  


Industry to hire more locals in skilled and semi skilled jobs: The government of Telangana is going to offer incentives to the industry to encourage the hiring of more locals in skilled and semi-skilled jobs. The government will offer the industry additional incentives like VAT, GST, SGST, and lower electricity tariffs and investment subsidies, among others, to encourage the industry towards increased hiring of locals. 

Uttar Pradesh

Online loans of Rs 2,447 cr to new MSME units: The government of Uttar Pradesh has transferred a loan of Rs 2,447 cr to 98,743 new MSME units. 

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