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Over 10 lakh to get skill training from engineering colleges in 3 yrs

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Government to bring in an ambitious plan that aims to impart skill training to more than 10 lakh people. The training will be provided by faculty of engineering colleges to unemployed youth with a vision to make them employable in the next 3 years.

The scheme- 'PMKVY by Technical Institutions', comes under the larger umbrella of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, officials in the HRD ministry told PTI.

Key Aspects of the programme:

  • There is no age bar for the candidates who register for training.
  • Candidates will not only be trained but also will be provided placement assistance and counselling.
  • The programme will begin from the academic year 2016-17
  • The scheme aims to rope 2,500 colleges initially to provide skill training to 100 people each.
  • The number of colleges in the scheme will be raised to 3,000 from the next academic year and to 5,000 by 2018-19 session.
  • At least 10,12,500 unemployed youth should acquire skills with this scheme
  • Technical institutions under scheme have to utilize their infrastructure to offer various kinds of courses during the off-college hours so that the unemployed youth enrolled shall acquire adequate skills for certification under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and find placement or self employment.

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    Officials said under this initiative, funds would be released covering the cost of teaching learning activities directly to the institutions by the Centre. The scheme envisages colleges and polytechnics which come under the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to be utilised for its implementation.

    Skill Training For Unemployed by Engg Faculty

    The AICTE has come up with the guidelines for the scheme and many institutions have applied for it. A national-level committee headed by Secretary Higher Education V S Oberoi in the HRD ministry will supervise the implementation of the scheme.

    In addition, there will be state committees. The infrastructure and lab facilities of the existing institutions will be utilised for implementation of the scheme. The institutions can take the help of either their own faculty for the programme or call those from outside.

    The AICTE will provide grants under set terms to institutions which participate in the programme, officials said. According to the guidelines, admission may be done round the year, depending on the duration of the programmes, to facilitate a steady stream of learners joining the college and moving out as trained workforce.

    On successful completion of training for 250 hours, the certificate for skilling component would be awarded by the Board of Technical Education or Technical University of the respective state where the institute is located.

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