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  • Extension of deadline for the submission of Technical and Financial bids RFP Monitoring Agency - 2016 | Download

  • Clarification on EOI for Setting-Up Of Block Level Multi Skill Training Institutes Issued On 24th September 2016 | Download

  • Pre Bid Meeting Schedule RFP MONITORING 2016 | Download

  • RFP for appointment of Central Management Agency for Monitoring of Technical and Financial Performance | Download

  • Caution Notice Unauthorised Intermediary | Download

  • RFP for Development of QPs and NOS | Download

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  • Caution Notice-Fradulent Websites | Download

  • RFPs to develop National Occupation Standards for Sector Skill Councils | View

Our Work


  • Skill Development Funding

The NSDC provides skill development funding either as loans or equity, and supports financial incentives to select private sector initiatives to improve financial viability through tax breaks etc. NSDC’s financing initiatives provide funding through:

  • Loan
  • Equity
  • Grants


The NSDC will adopt a phased and detailed due diligence process to select proposals for funding to provide funds for vocational training.


Detailed evaluation will be done across six sets of criteria: 

  • Employer view of demand for the specific skills
  • Alignment with the NSDC's mission
  • Robustness of overall plan and operating model
  • Ability to leverage partnerships
  • Ability to leverage financial requirements
  • Ability to leverage management capability


The NSDC will consider supporting a pilot and then scale up for proposals from organizations with no prior experience in this area. On the financials, the NSDC will be more flexible upfront in terms of percentage of total project funded by it, channels of funding, i.e. grant or loan/equity and cost per student, and ensure agreements are structured to ensure these parameters become stringent over time. Further, the NSDC will fund various stages of the project clearly linked to attainment of mutually agreed outcomes/milestones. To know more about funding and submitting proposals, read our Funding FAQs here.

NSDC Funding Guidelines

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Standard Pre-disbursement Conditions Document

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NSDC Procurement Manual

NSDC’s Standard Procurement Manual is the Procedure to be followed for Inviting Proposals, Evaluating Proposals including the Legal Due Diligence, Financial Due Diligence, Approval of the Proposal and Implementation of the Proposal with proper checks and balances. This Manual primarily aims to have transparency and accountability on the part of NSDC.

Financial Management and Procurement Manual – NSDC | Download Now

Annexure 1 A | Download Now

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Be a Training Partner

NSDC invites proposals for funding in several sectors. Here is a list of documents and guidelines to be followed to be registered as an NSDC affiliated training partner.