It is believed that over the next three years, in New Delhi,
10 lakh youths will be trained in engineering skills in AICTE-approved
engineering colleges and polytechnics.
It is due to the new initiative under Pradhan Mantri
Kaushalya Vikas Yojna (PMKVY)'s broad strategy (as per HRD ministry) which will
encourage institutions to make best possible use of available infrastructure of
higher education system during 'off hours' for skill training.
This scheme is implemented to provide employable and
certifiable skills based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) with
necessary other skills to those who are dropouts and to those who want to learn
higher order skills.
The HRD ministry will be responsible for the cost including
cost of trainers, recurring cost of maintaining the facilities, cost of
placement and post placement costs as per prescribed norms. For monitoring
these activities, a web-based management information online system (MIS) will
be developed. It will monitor student enrollment records, trainers' profile,
monthly attendance records, dropouts and reasons, assessment reports for
monthly tests and re-enrollment of students.
Initially, 500 colleges will train 25 students from each
college in 2015-16, which will grow to 1000 colleges training 100 students in
2016-17. Then, in 2017-18, 2000 colleges will train 100 students each. In
2018-19, 5000 colleges will train 100 students each. The target is to train
10.12 lakh youth at the end of this programme.