Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Date : 15/07/2015 - | Sector: Skill Development/Employment


The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) (2016- 2020) is a flagship and grant and outcome- based skill training scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GoI). It is being implemented by the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

As the country‟s largest skill certification scheme, PMKVY envisages realising the vision by skilling India on a large scale with speed and high standards.

The PMKVY (2016- 2020) is being operated by the Centre and States under Centrally-

Sponsored Centrally- Managed (CSCM) and Centrally- Sponsored State- Managed (CSSM) modes.1,2


The objective is to encourage and promote skill development for the youth throughout the country as per Common Norms issued by Government of India (GoI) for the implementation of various skill development schemes of different Central Ministries/ Departments, GoI. The courses offered under the Scheme are in line with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). The Scheme aims to

  • Enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up industry designed quality skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood.
  • Increase productivity of the existing workforce, and align skill training with the actual needs of the country.
  • Encourage standardization of the Certification process and put in place the foundation for creating a registry of skills.
  • Benefit 10 million youth over the period of four years (2016- 2020).





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