PMKVY – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth, 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.

Short Term Training

The Short Term Training for school/college dropouts or unemployed; Training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy ranging between 150 and 300 hours with Placement Assistance.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Individuals with prior learning experience or skills shall be assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the Scheme. Training to be implemented at Employers Premises and RPL centres.

Special Projects

The Special Projects component of PMKVY envisages the creation of a platform that will facilitate trainings in special areas and/or premises of Government bodies, Corporates or Industry bodies, and trainings in special job roles not defined under the available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOSs).

Kaushal and Rozgar Mela

Training Partners shall conduct Kaushal and Rozgar Melas every six months with press/media coverage; they are also required to participate actively in National Career Service Melas and on-ground activities to ensures transparency and accountability, and helps in leveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning.

Placement Guidelines

PMKVY envisages to link the aptitude, aspiration, and knowledge of the skilled workforce it creates with employment opportunities and demands in the market. Training Centres to provide placement opportunities to candidates also provide support to entrepreneurship development.

Monitoring Guidelines

To ensure that high standards of quality are maintained by PMKVY TCs, NSDC and empanelled Inspection Agencies shall use various methodologies, such as self-audit reporting, call validations, surprise visits, and monitoring through the Skills Development Management System (SDMS). These methodologies shall be enhanced with the engagement of latest technologies.

The scheme will be implemented through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). For Franchise Inquiry please drop your email on,