Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana


Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). 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). Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government. The scheme has been approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth.

There are other schemes towards the Skill Development as well:

Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women
Skill Upgradation and Mahila Coir Yojana
Inspire Program


In line with the scheme objectives, the scheme is applicable to any candidate of Indian nationality who is an unemployed youth, college dropout and has a verifiable bank account /Aadhaar and voter ID.

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Under PMKVY, skill training will be provided to prepare students for industry-specific skills, which comprises of components including short term training, recognition of prior learning, special projects, kasuhal and rozgar mela among others.

Mode of Application

To enroll for the scheme, please visit the PMKVY official website

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