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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana



Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

What is Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme? Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a flagship scheme of the Union Government of India launched under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in 2015. PMKVY was initiated under ‘Skill India’ movement. This scheme is targeted at a large number of Indian youth, to undergo industrial-skill enhancement training to enhance employability. This scheme was further extended to individuals with relevant prior learning/knowledge. Recognition of prior learning/knowledge (RPL) refers to assessment and evaluation of an individual’s existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained.

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY);

  • Short term training: PMKVY is targeted at uneducated or school and college dropouts. The training will happen at PMKVY centers. The training includes soft skills, finance, basics of computer and entrepreneurship. Individuals undergoing the training would be certified after an assessment and evaluation.
  • Recognition of prior learning: Experienced individuals will be evaluated and certified on their prior learning/knowledge.
  • Training as per the requirements of stake holders: Special training is provided to the candidates at PMKVY premises as per the requirements of stake holders. Stake holders can be either State government or Central government or public sector undertakings, PSUs.
  • Placements: Job fairs are arranged by the name of ‘Kaushal and Rozgar Mela’ as part of the placement assistance.

PMKVY has certain eligibility criteria to select the candidates for training which are mentioned below;

  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen
  • Candidate must be an unemployed youth
  • Candidate must be school/college dropout
  • Candidate must be ready to undergo training at PMKVY centers.
  • Candidate must be enrolled under a skill development training program
  • Candidate must have Aadhaar card.

Registration for Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

There is no online procedure for candidates to register for the training at PMKVY centers. Candidates must follow the below mentioned steps for registration;

  • Log on to
  • Click on ‘Find a Training Center’
  • Choose your center either by location, or sector or job role
  • Upon selection of the center, the website would display the contact details of the center
  • Candidate needs to get in touch with the center for further details

See Also: Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

Different courses available under PMKVY; There are 34 courses that a candidate can choose from under PMKVY which are listed below.

  • Industry / Skill Council
  • Agriculture
  • Apparel, Made-ups and Home Furnishing
  • Automotive
  • Beauty and Wellness
  • BFSI (Banking, Financial Services & Insurance)
  • Capital Goods
  • Construction
  • Domestic Workers
  • Earthmoving & Infrastructure Building
  • Electronics & Hardware
  • Food Processing
  • Furniture and Fitting
  • Gems and Jewellery
  • Green Jobs
  • Handicrafts
  • Healthcare
  • Iron and Steel
  • IT and ITES
  • Leather
  • Life Science
  • Logistics
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mining
  • Paints & Coatings
  • People with Disability
  • Plumbing
  • Power Industry
  • Retail
  • Rubber
  • Security Services
  • Sports
  • Telecom
  • Textiles & Handloom
  • Tourism & Hospitality

How are candidates certified?

A candidate needs to have attendance of at least 70% to be eligible for assessment. The assessment is done by third party assessment agencies that are empanelled by the sector skill council. The assessment is done absolutely free of cost. A candidate is graded as per the marks/points he secures in the assessment and would be certified accordingly. The certificates are first approved by the assessment agency and the final approval of the certification is done by the sector skill council. All the candidates passing the assessment with a score of more than 30% would be receiving Rs 500 in their bank accounts. Candidates can appear for reassessment only once and should appear within 3 months of the failed attempt.

Benefits of PMKVY Training

  • The training is provided at very nominal fees.
  • The training is as per the requirements of stakeholders; hence the candidates have a good chance of getting a job in a public sector undertaking.
  • Candidates certified from a PMKVY center have good chance of finding a job at ‘Kaushal and Rozgar melas’ (job fairs) organized by the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • Candidates who are trained on soft skills have great demand in the BPO sector.

Continuous monitoring of training centers: The quality and performance of training centers are monitored continuously in order to impart the best training to the candidates and meet the scheme’s objectives. Continuous monitoring and assessments would help identify the availability of centers and candidates, infrastructure , availability of documentation and Aadhar- Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS), awareness of candidates, trainers and training, branding and social media and feedback from training centers on issues of Aadhaar enabled biometric attendance system, Skill Development Management System (SDMS) and trainee handbook/ kits.

See Also: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Below mentioned are the steps involved in continuous monitoring of PMKVY center;

  • Self-audits
  • Surprise visits to the training centers
  • Call validations
  • Skill Development Management Systems (SDMS) or any other Schemes specific to Management information System (MIS).

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