Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has planned to introduce a scheme to train 10 lakh youth in engineering skills by March 2019. In this connection it has formulated a scheme under the umbrella of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) to use the infrastructure in of 10,000 engineering colleges after college hours for skilling unemployed youth.
The scheme has received enthusiastic response from engineering colleges as out the 10,000 existing engineering colleges, 1,500 have responded immediately and their infrastructure will be utilized for skill development after closure.
MHRD will spend Rs 28 to Rs 40 per hour per student out of its funds for skill development of the students. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will implement the project and skilling will be done as per National Occupational Standards (NOS) prescribed under Ministry of Skill Development
It is proposed to extend the facility to 10,000 colleges so that at least 10 lakh youth can be trained in engineering skills by March 2019. Beside, the skill requirement of mapping is also being done for each district and a monitoring mechanism is also being put in place for implementing the scheme.