Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

What is Short Term training?

The Short Term Training imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs) is expected to benefit candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Apart from providing training according to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), TCs shall also impart training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy. Duration of the training varies per job role, ranging between 150 and 300 hours. Further,Short Term Training (STT) component under Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed(CSCM)is being implemented through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

What are PMKVY Special Projects ?

Fresh Skilling Projects which may not be conducted through STT due to the rules & regulation drafted in STT may be considered for Special Project on case to case basis.

Objectives of Special Projects to encourage training

  • To encourage training in vulnerable and marginalised groups of society.
  • To encourage trainings in special areas and premises like Government bodies, corporates / industry bodies

Who can apply for PMKVY Special Projects ?


Any Training Provider, Corporate, Government Institution, Association and NGO subject to Scheme guidelines and qualification factor under Special Projects.



    Training Providers must seek for target allocation, and subsequently mobilize candidates based on the demands of the market in the said geographical location.The Placement Officer should initiate tie ups with industry lead employers, as well as local employers which would be able to furnish the required documents as per PMKVY 2016-2020 Placement Guidelines.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a platform to assess and certify an individual, already skilled in a particular job role/trade. This skill may have been acquired by the individual via formal/informal or non-formal training and experience in the past. Individuals under RPL in PMKVY 2016-20 are certified with grade according to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

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    Assessment and Certification

    The candidate will receive the hard copy of the certificates from their respective Training Centre or Training Partner after the results have been approved by SSC and Certificates are downloaded by the Training Centre or Training partner. 

    Kaushal & Rozgar Mela

    Social and community mobilisation is extremely critical for the success of PMKVY. Active participation of the community ensures transparency and accountability and helps in leveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning. In line with this, PMKVY assigns special importance to the involvement of the target beneficiaries. Training Partners shall conduct Kaushal and Rozgar Melas every six months; they are also required to participate actively in National Career Service Melas and on-ground activities.

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