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Short-Term Courses for Skill Development

Short-Term Courses for Skill Development

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that there are over 40 skill development schemes across various sectors implemented by over 18 Central Ministries/Departments to promote skilling of all people including youth, in the Country. Funds under these schemes are provided by the concerned Ministries/Departments to the implementing agencies including States in accordance with the guidelines issued for the schemes.



Details of people trained under various skill development schemes/programmes of over 18 Central Ministries/Departments for the year 2012-13 to 2015-16 (upto December, 2015) are as under:-

(Figures in lakhs)

Year Number of persons trained
2013-2014 76.37
2014-2015 76.12
2015-2016                          37.44 (upto December, 2015)


In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, to promote private training providers across the Country, Government has set up the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as a Public Private Partnership entity which provides loan to the private training providers for running skill development programmes. As on 15th February, 2016, 269 NSDC approved training partners have 4,415 operational training centers, including 394 mobile centers across 28 States and 5 Union Territories(UTs) in 537 districts across the Country which has the training programme in various sectors like Agriculture, Automobile, Building and Construction, Capital Goods, Gems and Jewelry, IT&ITES, Handicrafts, Beauty and Wellness, etc.


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