Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship run multiple Skill Development Projects mentioned here:







The Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), formerly known as Shramik Vidyapeeth is being implemented through NGOs in the country since March 1967. With the transformation in the economic and social setup over the years, the focus of Shramik Vidyapeeth (SVP) was shifted from industrial workers in urban areas to the non-literates, neo-literates, unskilled and unemployed youth particularly from SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Divyang/Women throughout the country especially to underprivileged people in the rural areas. The SVPs were accordingly renamed as Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) w.e.f. the year 2000. The scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan was consequently transferred to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in July 2018.

Prime Focus of Jan Shikshan Sansthan:

Jan Shikshan Sansthan`s are conceived as institutes for conducting skill up-gradation programme in Non-formal mode in rural and urban slums of a district while also providing academic and technical support to its target group. The Scheme aims to provide vocational education and skill development programs to non-literates, neo literates, and the person having a rudimentary level of education belonging to disadvantaged sections of the society up to 12th class Dropouts in the age group of 15- 45 years. While the focus group of JSS is SC/ST, minorities women/girls, migrants, and slum/pavement dwellers, adolescents are also given preferences under the scheme. The Scheme of JSS is being successfully implemented with the public and private partnerships for the last 50 years through NGOs. These NGOs play a vital role to provide vocational training at the doorstep of the beneficiaries in the unreached areas of the country.

Project Guidelines Jan Shikshan Sansthan      Assessment Guidelines      Courses Offered





Skills Acquisition and KnowledgeAwareness for Livelihood Promotion

Launching Date: 19th January 2018                                                           Implementation Period: March 2023

About Sankalp: The MSDE launched the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) to create an end-to-end implementation framework that provides opportunities for quality short and long-term Skill Development (SD), leading to productive employment and career progression that meets the aspirations of trainees. After the launch of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM), SANKALP was conceived to support NSDM in achieving its full potential. SANKALP has been conceptualized to operationalize Skill India Mission by setting in motion the sub-missions proposed under the NSDM. SANKALP addresses the ongoing challenges like decentralization (strengthening district ecosystem), universalization of National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), standardization of certification and assessments, bringing about convergence, infusing quality in skill development programs and making them market-relevant while ensuring private participation.

Purpose of Sankalp: To strengthen institutional mechanisms for skill development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for youth across the country. SANKALP aims to address the ongoing challenges like bringing about convergence, infusing quality in skill development programs, and making them market-relevant and accessible while ensuring private participation in the context of short-term training.

Key Results of Sankalp:
♦ Institutional Strengthening at Central, State & District level

♦ Quality Assurance of skill development programmes

♦ Inclusion of the marginalized population in skill development programmes

♦ Expanding Skills through PPPs

Funding of Sankalp: SANKALP is funded through three major parts:

♦ World Bank loan (Rs. 3300 Cr.)

♦ States contribution (Rs. 660 Cr.)

♦ Industry contribution (Rs. 495 Cr.)

Governance Structure: SANKALP has a 3 tier Governance structure:-

♦ Project Governance Board (PGB)

♦ Project Approval Board (PAB)

♦ Project Screening Committee (PSC)


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