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  • Need trainers in huge numbers to impart skill to 50 crore people: Skill Development Secretary Sep 17, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Need trainers in huge numbers to impart skill to 50 crore people: Skill Development Secretary

    Speaking at the occassion, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan called for focusing on standardisation of trainers and finding of demands in both domestic and world markets for skilled people.

  • Economic revival? Focus on skilling India’s working age population Sep 02, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Economic revival? Focus on skilling India’s working age population

    India’s demographic dividend does not offer an automatic advantage. Timely policy intervention is required, especially in addressing the skill deficit and the skill gap 

  • India can have 500-600 large tech companies in 3-5 years: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Aug 12, 2021 12:30 PM IST

    India can have 500-600 large tech companies in 3-5 years: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    There are close to 25-30 such companies currently and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MoS for IT and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said the growth and potential opportunity is "possible"

  • Training, placement of rural youth plunges in FY21 Jun 07, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Training, placement of rural youth plunges in FY21

    Fewer takers for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana even after migrant workers returned to villages

  • Skill ministry announces rollout of fellowship programme in all districts Feb 13, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    Skill ministry announces rollout of fellowship programme in all districts

    Fellows under MGNF will acquire academic expertise and technical competency in understanding the overall skill ecosystem along with being attached to District Skill Committees.

  • GST hurting skill development as workers, industries shy away due to steep rate: Report Sep 06, 2019 04:11 PM IST

    GST hurting skill development as workers, industries shy away due to steep rate: Report

    Most vocational or professional training programmes are already expensive

  • PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana trains 72L individuals, places 51L since launch: Govt Jul 31, 2019 02:51 PM IST

    PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana trains 72L individuals, places 51L since launch: Govt

    Part of the government's Skill India Mission launched in 2015, PMKVY trains youth in employable skills

  • India's window to make most of young workforce dwindling: Report Jul 25, 2019 04:28 PM IST

    India's window to make most of young workforce dwindling: Report

    In a little over 20 years, India’s labour force is likely to face a similar fate to that of China. home to an ageing society.

  • Agriculture, skill development ministries ink training pact for KVKs Mar 20, 2018 05:05 PM IST

    Agriculture, skill development ministries ink training pact for KVKs

    "About 40 per cent of the country's workforce is linked to agricultural knowledge activities. The government aims to double farmers' income," Union Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

  • Should not miss industrial revolution this time: Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 15, 2017 03:15 PM IST

    Should not miss industrial revolution this time: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister said that four key stakeholders - centre, states, NGOs and civil society - needs to work together in the area of skill development.

  • MoU signed for skill development in Jammu Aug 28, 2017 12:07 PM IST

    MoU signed for skill development in Jammu

    The Bari Brahmana Industrial Association signed the MoU with Orion Edutech for providing skilled manpower in the fields of foods and beverages, banking and finance, retail sales associate and other services, an official spokesman said. The MoU was signed yesterday in the presence of state industries and commerce minister Chander Parkash Ganga, the spokesman said.

  • Strength of Indian economy lies in its diversity: CII Apr 05, 2017 07:25 PM IST

    Strength of Indian economy lies in its diversity: CII

  • Govt providing training to those seeking jobs abroad: Sushma Swaraj Mar 30, 2017 07:27 PM IST

    Govt providing training to those seeking jobs abroad: Sushma Swaraj

    The government is trying to remove all bottlenecks in providing training in skill development and communication to those seeking to work abroad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

  • CREDAI launches first all-women masons‘ batch in Chhattisgarh Mar 08, 2017 03:00 PM IST

    CREDAI launches first all-women masons‘ batch in Chhattisgarh

    Extending support to the United Nations‘ HeForShe campaign (UN solidarity movement for gender equality), the Confederation of Real Estate Developer‘s Associations of India (CREDAI), on March 8, 2017, announced the launch of its first R

  • Budget impact: Govt calls for skills push, but industry says not enough Feb 02, 2017 04:43 PM IST

    Budget impact: Govt calls for skills push, but industry says not enough

    Industry players said that much more needs to be done to revive skill development.

  • Budget 2017 has the potential to change the face of Bharat Feb 02, 2017 12:48 PM IST

    Budget 2017 has the potential to change the face of Bharat

    With large allocations for agriculture, rural road infrastructure, skill development and electrification schemes, this Budget has the potential to change the face of ‘Bharat‘ – the India beyond our cities, say Pawan Munjal, Chairman, CEO & Managing Director, Hero Motocorp.

  • Budget 2017 should address the need for skill development in realty sector Jan 28, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Budget 2017 should address the need for skill development in realty sector

    The Indian realty sector is slated to become the fastest-growing realty market, in the next few years. With a rapidly growing population, high GDP and rising income levels, the infrastructure in rural and urban &#82

  • Aus can assist India in improving skill development: Think-tank Dec 13, 2016 09:46 AM IST

    Aus can assist India in improving skill development: Think-tank

    'Skill India' is a major policy initiative of the Indian government which seeks to provide vocational training to 400 million Indian workers by 2022, the Melbourne-based think-tank Australia India Institute (AII) said.

  • MSME Technology Centre to be set up for tech, skilling support Nov 30, 2016 10:40 AM IST

    MSME Technology Centre to be set up for tech, skilling support

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today laid the foundation stone for an MSME Technology Centre here with focus on technological and skilled manpower support for electronics systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) and automotive electronic sector of the region.

  • Cabinet gives ex post-facto nod to India-France skill pact Nov 23, 2016 09:20 PM IST

    Cabinet gives ex post-facto nod to India-France skill pact

    The Cabinet today gave ex post-facto approval to a pact between India and France for cooperation in skill development, vocational education and training.

  • Delaware & other US states keen to work with Telangana Nov 16, 2016 08:48 AM IST

    Delaware & other US states keen to work with Telangana

    They also discussed the opportunities for investment and business in Telangana with state IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao, a government release said.

  • PM Modi, Abe talks today; 12 pacts to be signed, N-deal likely Nov 11, 2016 10:08 AM IST

    PM Modi, Abe talks today; 12 pacts to be signed, N-deal likely

    At the annual Summit, the two leaders will also discuss ways to enhance ties in a broad range of areas, including security, trade and investment, skill development and infrastructure development.

  • MSDE to seek Cabinet nod to set up ITIs in 2,500 blocks Nov 09, 2016 03:34 PM IST

    MSDE to seek Cabinet nod to set up ITIs in 2,500 blocks

    Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will soon seek Cabinet approval to establish industrial training institutes in 2,500 blocks in the country, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today said.

  • Ahead of PM's Japan visit, cabinet considers number of MoUs Nov 09, 2016 12:02 AM IST

    Ahead of PM's Japan visit, cabinet considers number of MoUs

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, the Union Cabinet today considered a variety of MoUs, including the one on civil nuclear co-operation, to be signed between the two countries during his visit.

  • Eli India partners Nasscom to promote skill development Nov 08, 2016 09:10 AM IST

    Eli India partners Nasscom to promote skill development

    The tie-up between Nasscom and Eli India is calculated to make individuals more productive and proficient by imparting formal training, which will help in presenting India as a source of quality manpower, a company release said.

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