Kothagudem: Singareni Seva Samithi launches PPT training classes

A pre-primary training programme was launched...

Apprenticeship awareness programme held at MCCIA

An apprenticeship awareness programme was...

Changes in Apprenticeship Rules 2019 – what you should know

Taking the Government’s flagship project Make in...

Assessing leadership soft skills

Soft skills help in communicating clearly,...

PPP and CSR models helping skills education in schools

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with sponsorship from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SkillEd India with backups from Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Various corporate...

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India Is Scoring BIG!

Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd. (WPFL) joined hands with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to encourage the  Indian participants for WorldSkills Competition 2019 which was held in Kazan, Russia. This was an initiative led by NSDC under the aegis of...

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GST on services or skill development?

The GST Council did not grant Indian Institute of Welding with a waiver in Goods and Services tax that is applicable on the fabrication services. The tax on fabrication services is applicable at 18 per cent and IIW has expressed remorse. This waiver is being demanded...

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Launching Skill India in Mangalore

On 16th September, Mangalore Institute of Fire and Safety Engineering and National Skill Development Corporation jointly organized the launch of Skill India Program in Mangalore at Town Hall. The program was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University,...

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Mahatma Gandhi – The first propagator of Skill India

Today, the air across industries is filled with the talks and demands for a skilled workforce that is efficient and knowledgeable about its trade. It is a wave that propagates empowerment by empowering the youth irrespective of gender and demographic through imparting...

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Apprenticeship – Current Scenario and future Solutions

When the government amended the Apprentices Act, it intended towards building a more regulated and industry inclusive ecosystem of apprenticeship. But in its previous tenure, the target of reaching 50 lakh apprentices in five years was missed by a huge margin. Plus...

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Skill India Mission – But how much of a success?

In stark numbers and figures, India is witnessing the worst unemployment rate in 40 years, an NSSO report says. Where the critics of the centre believe that this situation is due to the economic slowdown, the leaders of ministry especially Union Labour Minister...

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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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