skill India mission

Launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015, SKILL INDIA MISSION aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. The mission aims at vocational training and certification of Indian youth for a better livelihood and respect in the society.

National Skill Development Mission

The National Skill Development Mission was approved by the Union Cabinet on 01.07.2015, and officially launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 15.07.2015 on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. The Mission has been developed to create convergence across sectors and States in terms of skill training activities. Further, to achieve the vision of ‘Skilled India’, the National Skill Development Mission would not only consolidate and coordinate skilling efforts, but also expedite decision making across sectors to achieve skilling at scale with speed and standards. It will be implemented through a streamlined institutional mechanism driven by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Key institutional mechanisms for achieving the objectives of the Mission have been divided into three tiers, which will consist of a Governing Council for policy guidance at apex level, a Steering Committee and a Mission Directorate (along with an Executive Committee) as the executive arm of the Mission. Mission Directorate will be supported by three other institutions: National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and Directorate General of Training (DGT) – all of which will have horizontal linkages with Mission Directorate to facilitate smooth functioning of the national institutional mechanism. Seven sub-missions have been proposed initially to act as building blocks for achieving overall objectives of the Mission. They are:

(i) Institutional Training, (ii) Infrastructure, (iii) Convergence, (iv) Trainers, (v) Overseas Employment, (vi) Sustainable Livelihoods, (vii) Leveraging Public Infrastructure.


Skill India



Prime Minister(s)

Narendra Modi


Skill Development and Entrepreneurship


15 July 2015; 6 years ago





objectives of the skill India mission

The main objective of the Skill India programme is to provide adequate training in market-relevant skills to over 40 crore youth by 2022. It also aims to create opportunities for the development of talent within the country and improve the overall scope and space for underdeveloped sectors.


benefit of Skill India

 The Skill India programme has numerous benefits. For instance, with proper skill development, the youth of India can access better-paying jobs and experience a higher standard of living. Further, with proper development at the grass root level, every sector within the economy will experience equal growth.


The Schemes For Skill Development

The schemes for skill development in India are as follows:

  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
  • Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)
  • Standard Training Assessment and Reward Scheme (STAR)
  • Polytechnic Schemes
  • Vocationalization of Education


Skill India Courses

  • Management and development programmes: Financial statement analysis, modern office practice, marketing for managers, etc.
  • Training of trainer: Accreditation program for EM trainers, technology infusion, etc.
  • Entrepreneurship development programmes: Women EDP, women empowerment, CRR scheme, etc.
  • Skill development programmes: Dairy based ESDP, carpentry, electroplating, fashion designing, etc.
  • Other skills: Promotion of micro-enterprises, cluster development, lending strategies for MSMEs, etc.


components of PMKVY

  • Short term training:
  • Kaushal and Rozgar Mela:
  • Recognition of prior learning:
  • Special projects
  • Monitoring guidelines
  • Placement guidelines