Skill India – A mission to impart skills and generate value

The Skill India Mission launched on 16th of July...

Bringing Pragmatism into Skilling the Nation

Is a USD 5 trillion economy yet another symbolic...

How Skilling India Can Be Better

With 40 national skilling programmes run by at...

Education and Skill Development Focus in Union Budget

What roles do education and skill building play...

Bringing Pragmatism into Skilling the Nation

Is a USD 5 trillion economy yet another symbolic gesture akin to a target set in 2015 to skill 500 million by 2022? Unless the root issues such as education, skilling and job creation are not addressed we will continue to miss the boat in leveraging our demographic...

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How Skilling India Can Be Better

With 40 national skilling programmes run by at least 20 ministries and departments, one would expect India to have moved a great deal closer to its own target of achieving the ‘Skill Capital of the World’ tag. Hence, why has impact of skills training been so low?...

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Education and Skill Development Focus in Union Budget

What roles do education and skill building play in achieving a $5 trillion target for the Indian economy? Indeed, the recent Budget has been high on intent as reflected in the draft New Education Policy which promises to bring massive changes to education. An...

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Giving Employability a Leg Up

With twenty million students in classrooms and three million in distant education, education plays an enormous role in making India’s youth skilled and employable. Sadly though, lagging behind with outdated curricula and teaching methods, despite the Indian higher...

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Focus Shifts to Informal Sector

With over 90% of the working population in India classified informal, with little skills and no job security, it comes as no surprise that the government is extending its focus and mission to Skill India to the informal sector with an annual budget of Rs 5,000...

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Project Pankh for Plumbing

Utkarsh India Ltd and the Indian Plumbing Skills Council (IPSC) with backing from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will train 2,000 beneficiaries in plumbing skills under Project Pankh. Much of the plumbing profession in India falls in...

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76% Job Placement of Trained Textile Workers

The Integrated Skill Development Scheme under the Textile Ministry in the last seven years has seen an impressive 76% of trained personnel landing jobs related to their skills.  A total of 11.4 lakh beneficiaries have received skills training under the...

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NSDC And KnackApp to Provide Career Guidance

In a bid to close the gap between education, skills training and jobs, AI-based human resource mobility company KnackApp and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will provide career counselling to youth in what is being hailed as a first-of-its-kind...

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Skill Centres of Excellence in Varanasi, Greater Noida

In a partnership between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Uttar Pradesh government, two skill centres of excellence (CoEs) will be coming up in Greater Noida and Varanasi. The Varanasi CoE will impart training in the services sector...

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Rs 80,000 Crore Opportunity in Beauty & Wellness

Underlining the enormous potential of the beauty and wellness sector at the 18th annual convocation ceremony of VLCC Institute, Skills Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey recently said, “India would need more than 70 lakh skilled manpower in coming months in...

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CREDAI to Train 13,000 Construction Workers

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India or CREDAI has 12,500 members across 205 cities and 23 states. CREDAI in partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI) is...

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How Campuses Are Making Students Job-ready

Acknowledging that a degree alone doesn’t make the mark anymore in making youth competent for jobs, industry and institutions are working together to offer real world work experience as part of a college degree. This takes place before a student finishes their degree...

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Urban Clap Joins Skill India Mission

UrbanClap and the National Skill Development Corporation have teamed up to create micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for candidates under the banner of the government’s flagship scheme the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Also read: World Youth Skills Day -...

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