Public–Private Partnership to Meet the Skills Challenges in India

  • Dilip Chenoy
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 19)


India has one of the youngest populations globally. Statistically, 47.8% of India’s population is below 29 years, increasing to 49.9% in 2021. It is expected that over the next 15 years, 365 million people will be eligible to join the workforce. Skill development initiatives were traditionally led by the government, starting establishment of Industrial Training Institutes and Centres. In 2008, the Prime Minister outlined his vision for skill development of 500 million people by 2022. National Skill Development Corporation, incepted in 2009, is mandated to skill 150 million people by 2022 in 20 focus sectors identified by the government and the informal segment through a three-pronged approach revolving around creating, funding and enabling sustainable skills training initiatives in the private space. Till May 2012, NSDC has approved 49 private sector training providers which between would skill 67 million people in 21 high growth by 2022.


Private Sector Skill Development Social Entrepreneur Private Partnership Formal Education System 
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All India Council for Technical Education


Boston Consultancy Group


Banking and Financial Services Industries


Confederation of Indian Industry


Industrial Training Institutes


Industrial Training Centres


Ministry of Labour and Employment, India


Ministry of Human Resource Development, India


Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise


The National Association of Software and Services Companies


National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector


National Council for Vocational Training


National Skill Development Corporation


National Skill Development Corporation Board


National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework


Sector Skill Council


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Skill Development CorporationNew DelhiIndia

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