Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), the new initiative taken by the HRD Ministry aims at offering skill training to students in the field of engineering. About 10 lakh young students will avail the benefit of the programme over the course of three years.
Under this initiative, institutions have been directed to accord the best possible higher education to the students, along with the utilisation of the "off hours" for skill development training. This will be carried out in all engineering and polytechnics colleges in the country, which are AICTE approved.
According to the plan chalked out, the academic year 2015-16 will see 25 students from each of 500 colleges being trained. The number of colleges will increase to 1,000 next year, with each college 100 students will get trained. The college number will increase again to 2,000 for the period of 2017-18, training 100 students each, while 5,000 colleges will train students the consecutive year.
In this manner, a total number of more than 10 lakh students will have been trained in skill development within the next three years.
School Dropouts to be trained under the National Occupational Standards
Aspiring school dropouts living in the college vicinity, who wish to pursue higher order skills, will be able to train and obtain certifiable skills, under the National Occupational Standards.
While the costs incurred in the process such as, fees for trainers, faculty maintenance cost, placement and post-placement costs will be taken care by the HRD Ministry.
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Management information online system (MIS), is being worked out by the HRD Ministry to monitor student enrollment and attendance records, trainer's profile, number of dropouts and its reasons, monthly test assessment reports, and re-enrollment of students.