Organization:National Skill Development Agency

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The National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of


India, which coordinates and harmonizes the skill development efforts of the Indian government and the private sector to achieve the skilling targets of the 12th Plan document and beyond. The NSDA plays a pivotal role in bridging the social, regional, gender and economic divide by ensuring that the skilling needs of the disadvantaged and marginalized groups like SCs, STs, OBCs, minorities, women and differently capable persons are taken care of through the various skill development programmers and also by taking affirmative actions as part of advocacy. The Central Ministries and NSDC continue to implement schemes in their remit. The NSDA's role is also to anchor the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) and facilitate the setting up of professional certifying bodies in addition to the existing ones. The NSDA came into existence on 6 June 2013 through a gazette notification. It subsumed the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development (PMNCSD).

The more information about gazette notification is given here


The “national skills development agency” is one of the most important agency in India which acts as a catalyst to enhance the future and skills of a student the national skills development agency have achieved many milestones in its journey the mission is as follows:


To rapidly scale up skill development efforts in India, by creating an end-to-end, outcome-focused implementation framework, which aligns demands of the employers for a well-trained skilled workforce with aspirations of Indian citizens for sustainable livelihoods.

More information regarding mission is given in the below link:

 The national skills development agency is rendering their services to different students in India in order to develop their life skills and achieve their goals in the future they are training up on different people throughout the country and have already educated over thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students .

Activities undertaken by the NSDA

Besides anchoring and implementation, the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), some of the other actions taken by the NSDA are as under:

 1.Rationalization of the Skill Development Schemes of the Government of India

2.Creation of an integrated Labour Market Information System

3. Engagement with States

4. Skills Innovation Initiative The various schemes provided by the agency are enclosed here ===

 1.Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

   Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government.

 2. Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)

SANKALP is an outcome oriented project supported by World Bank. The project will focus on the overall skilling ecosystem covering both Central (MSDE, NSDA and NSDC) and State agencies, and outcomes will be measured through Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) agreed between MSDE and the Bank. A DLI verification protocol has also been established to measure DLIs on a periodic basis.


Udaan is a Special Industry Initiative for Jammu & Kashmir in the nature of partnership between the corporate of India and Ministry of Home Affairs and implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. The program aims to provide skills training and enhance the employability of unemployed youth of J&K. The Scheme covers graduates, post graduates and three year engineering diploma holders. It has two objectives:

(i) To provide an exposure to the unemployed graduates to the best of Corporate India;

(ii) To provide Corporate India, an exposure to the rich talent pool available in the State.


 The National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme, known as STAR (Standard Training Assessment and Reward),was operational between August 2013 and September 2014.

NSDC is the designated implementing agency of the scheme and is working through various Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), Training Providers (TPs) and independent Assessment Agencies (AAs).


These are the few under “ministry of human resource development” the more details regarding the schemes is attached in the link


Skill development and vocational training programs are conceptualized, executed and monitored by various organizations, working closely with the


government of India. There are various plans and schemes that are dedicated to achieve scalable skilling with quality and higher productivity, particularly in the unorganized or informal sector which accounts for 83% of India’s workforce.

Though there are different organizations and agencies each one serves for its own purpose and each organization have its own importance in the society. Each organization is offering different schemes through which students are getting benefited so according to our group mates we cannot compare one organization with another organization each of them has its own pros and cons so,we have listed few of the undergoing projects which will be benefited to the student.





Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Kaushal Yojana – DDU-GKY



Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission –DAY-NULM



Director General of Training – Modular Employable Skills – DGT-MES



Ministry Of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship – MSDE



As NSDA keeps check on the major schemes about the set standards, it has achieved remarkable impacts:

1.    Over 5.2 million students trained.

2.    Vocational training introduced in 10 States, covering 2400+ schools, 2 Boards, benefitting over 250 thousand students. Curriculum based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) and SSC certification. NSDC is working with 21 universities, Community Colleges under UGC/AICTE for alignment of education and training to NSQF.

3.    Designated implementation agency for the largest voucher-based skill development program, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

4.    Skill Development Management System (SDMS) with 1400 training partners, 28179 training centres, 16479 trainers, 20 Job portals, 77 assessment agencies and 4983 empanelled assessors. Hosting infrastructure certified by ISO 20000/27000 supported by dedicated personnel.


This resource can be deployed by taking into consideration what is the current need of the industry. As industries are now a days getting automated so


the centres dedicated for automation can be selected by the college administration and in collaboration with NSDA opportunities can be provided to the students. By taking NSDA into the picture the funds can be generated for the subsidised courses and training for the students.


As we are well aware of the various courses provided by this agency and also it aims to synergize skill initiatives in the country, a college can moreover plan to startup some activities of NSDA.

And also provided the fact that National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) is an autonomous body under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship that anchors the National Skill Qualifications Framework and allied quality assurance mechanisms, This will enable a person to acquire desired competency levels, transit to the job market and, at an opportune time, return for acquiring additional skills to further upgrade their competencies.

In two ways this resource can be brought in the campus

First by converting any skill development centre established in the institute into NSDC centre, in this way the funds will be provided by the indian government for improvement and development of the centre.

Second by inviting NSDC personnel to your campus. The NSDC personnel will visit your campus or invite the interested students to the centre and carry out a session regarding the facilities and trainings.


For contacting them:







Shri Dharam Vir Singh       



Shri Rahul Dwivedi

Administrative Officer


 Kaushal Bhawan

 B-2, Pusa Road

 Metro Pillar No. 95

 Near Karol Bagh Metro Station

 New Delhi – 110005

 Tel: +91 11 25788001-11

 Fax: +91 11 25788012


More contact details are here:

Written by : Yogichandar Aniket Agarwal Raviteja Krishna Chaitanya Katta