India’s Gearing up setting of National Skills Universities across the Country.
The Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that they have constituted a Working Group to explore the feasibility, which can function as reputed national institutes responsible for aggregating skill development effort through implementation of a credible, aspirational and nationally acceptable skill training system.
This proposed University will enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up outcome based skill training and earn their livelihood, the flagship scheme, ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)’ has been launched by the Government on 15th July, 2015.
It is a skill certification and reward scheme where in trainees after their successful assessment and certification, get monetary reward through direct bank transfer to their account.
The scheme has the target to benefit 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the Public Private Partnership (PPP) entity is the implementing agency for PMKVY. As on 22nd February, 2016, 12.50 lakh candidates have been enrolled and 8.02 lakh persons trained in 9,314 training centres spread across the Country with coverage of 29 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs).
Skilled India is soon 🔜 the Reality.