What is Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana?

November 22, 2021

The Government of India has several schemes in place that help young people find good employment opportunities. There is a unique skill development initiative that was started by the Government of India known as the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). It was established under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The scheme is implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

One of the main objectives of this scheme is to make sure that the young people in rural areas are trained well so that they can seek employment opportunities. This has a dual purpose of making the young people feel empowered and self-sufficient, while also driving the economy of the country forward. As a result of this, the young people in rural areas have access to a stable source of income that is more than that of a daily wage worker. 

Since 2016, the government of India has trained more than 6.9 million young people under this scheme. The main aim of this scheme is to standardize skill development all over the country and to retain the skills that these young people may already have. The scheme is being implemented with the objective of training 10 million people under short term learning and the recognition of prior learning across the country. This is to be done within a span of four years. A total amount of Rs 12 crores is dedicated to this. Such initiatives help the youth of India learn new skills that can later help them find a job or even opt for entrepreneurship. Getting trained in the appropriate levels and skills ensures that the young people in rural areas have a brighter future ahead of them. 

There is an urgent need for more working individuals in India. While the demand for a workforce is high, it is not yet met with an equal supply. The country has a shortage of employable individuals due to a lack of skilled people. This is an issue that skill development initiatives such as PMKVY aspire to solve. The PMKVY initiative aspires to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of skilled individuals. The entire process of the scheme involves training, assessment, certification, placement and placement tracking. Here is the order in which the PMKVY scheme will be implemented. 


  1. The first step always involves finding a training centre. In order to find a training centre and to find out other details, the following numbers can be called. 

  • AISECT’s NSDC-PMU department – 0755-2432832

  • AISECT-NSDC PMKK department – 0755-2432837

  • AISECT HO reception – 0755-2432950/930


Another option would be to visit the website at www.pmkvyofficial.org and to follow the below steps. 


  • First, click on the tab with ‘Find a training centre’ written

  • Fill in the desired state and district information

  • Type ‘AISECT SKILLS MISSION’ under ‘TP Name’ and click on the search


  1. Enrollment: 

  2. Once you have found the desired training centre that teaches the skill that you are interested in, you have to visit the training centre taking along with you some documents like Aadhar card, passport size photographs and your qualification certificates. To solve individual problems, a counsellor is appointed to each individual. The young people are also guided with their course choices, according to their qualifications. They are also provided with detailed information about the career and placement opportunities available after the course. Since this is an initiative launched by the Government of India, no fees have to be paid by the registered individuals.

  3. Training: In accordance with the guidelines laid down by the NSDC, complete training is to be provided to these individuals. They are also provided with state of the art equipment and infrastructure. The duration of the training is entirely dependent on the job role chosen by the individual. Other important skills such as communication skills and other soft skills are also a part of the course curriculum, regardless of the skill chosen by the individual. 

  4. Assessment and certification: Once the training is completed, an assessment takes place. This is done by an external third party or an assessment agency. Applicants have to carry their Aadhar cards during the assessment. This assessment can take place in either online or offline modes. Upon successful completion of the assessment, the individual is certified by the NSDC. 

  5. Placements: Since the main objective of this initiative is to provide the rural youth with good employment opportunities, all the successful applicants will be provided with multiple placement opportunities. AISECT  makes sure that every candidate has access to a large selection of job opportunities. 

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