Ministry Of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

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The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) was setup in the year 2014 to create Skill workforce in India which at the time is only 5% as opposed to between 60% and 90% in the developed countries. Under the direction of Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) imparts Skill development/Vocation training for the youth.

The Ministry is responsible for the co-ordination of all skill development efforts across the country from the removal of disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training context, skill up-gradation to building of new skills, and jobs that are to be created through the programme. MSDE aims to Skill 500 million men and women by the year 2022 with high Standards in order to achieve its vision of a ‘Skilled India’.
These initiatives are aided by its focused branches: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and 33 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) as well as 187 training partners (which STC Skills is a partner) registered with NSDC. The Ministry has also spread its efforts through existing network of skill development centers, universities and other alliances in the field.

Further, coalitions with relevant Central Ministries, State governments, international organizations, various industries and NGOs has assured a multi-level engagement and more impactful implementation of the Ministry’s Skill development efforts.