About Skill India

The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on July 15, 2015 launched the National Skill Development Mission (Skill India), for providing an institutional framework to rapidly implement and scale up skill development efforts across India. Driven by the purpose of fostering economic growth through skill development, the objectives and design of the Skill India Mission envisions skill training and certification of Indian youth in accordance to International Standards.

The Skill India Mission framework specifies institutional structure at the national, state and district level, outlines the strategy by focusing on the launch of its core sub-missions and articulates the financial model. The MSDE, through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), has taken multiple initiatives to connect and partner with industry under the overarching Skill India mission.

India Pavilion

India Pavilion at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, is a testament of the vision of Skill India initiative – to transform India into the Skill Capital of the World. The Indian Pavilion would focus on “Invest in India, Partner with India and Hire from India.”

Join us at India Pavilion H05 006 as we showcase Skill India’s achievements, adept sectors for global community, and our international partners.

Invest in India

With a dynamic and evolving economy, India is amongst the fastest progressing countries in the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects India to grow at 7.7 per cent in 2018, estimating a significant increase in its economy, against the backdrop of ongoing economic reforms. The forecast assumes great emphasis on the employment of abundant pool of labour in the country.

Demographically, India ranks as one of the youngest nations in the world, with about 65 per cent of the population in the working age group of 15 to 64 years, giving the country a significant edge in terms of cost competitiveness and low cost of labour. Moreover, India’s labour force has a strong knowledge base with an added advantage of significant English-speaking population; making it a top destination for multinational corporations that are looking to expand their overseas operations for market and talent.

Developing countries with large youth populations continue to grow steadily by investing in young people’s education, health and employability. One of the major national developmental projects launched in the recent years in the country has been Skill Development. The initiative aims at encouraging the development of skill force across India by including the National Skill Development Mission, National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme and the Skill Loan schemes amongst others.

A nation willing to embrace growth and adopting to changes on its journey to become an economic superpower, India provides excellent avenues for investment(s) majorly in 33 sectors under which foreign investment is likely to yield the highest returns, some of which include automotive, renewable energy, defense, healthcare, textiles and garments. All these sectors have huge potential and demand for skilled workforce to generate returns and contribute to the economy. Foreign governments and institutions can leverage India’s demographic dividend by investing in Skill India and employ the workforce which meets their demand both domestic and international.

In the past few years, India has opened itself to foreign investments through initiatives like Invest in India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Skill India Mission etc. There exists an opportunity for the investors to be a part of the largest human development intervention that aims to skill 40 million people by 2022.

Partner with India

In the last decade, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has acquired unique experience and expertise in skill development and has attracted high quality talent primarily due to its operational knowledge in nearly all aspects of the ecosystem. Currently, NSDC provides in-depth support to Central and State Governments on skill development initiatives. Lately, there has been a growing interest in skill development by the Private Sector and the nature of advisory sought by its entities is evolving and getting into high- level customization and specifics – such as many Private Entities are contemplating setting up skill universities/skill academies to meet their own specific manpower needs and are now willing to do large investments in skill development infrastructure directly benefiting the Indian labor force.

Through our end-to-end advisory services which includes quality parameters for high-end skill development training centers in various job roles, adoption of Indian National Occupational Standards (NOS), standards and quality assurance, understanding of assessment and certification processes, knowledge sharing, so hence and so forth.

Join us at India Pavilion to know more about ‘Partner with India’.

Hire from India

The Respected Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi envisions India as the “Skill Capitalof the World”. In His Excellency’s own words, the Indian workforce “must be in a position to face their counterparts in any corner of the world” and “win the hearts of people around the world through their skills.”

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the implementing arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, has taken this vision forward by empowering Indian youth with skills that make them employable nationally and internationally.

The worldwide, holistic requirements of industries and sectors have been mapped, so that, skill training meets the current and evolving needs of the industries. Those trained and certified under NSDC’s Skill India schemes have achieved excellence in their personal and professional lives and have become valuable contributors to both the Indian and Global economy.

To ensure that Indian youth is trained to global standards and employable overseas, India International Skill Centres (IISCs) have been setup across India. These centers are equipped with world class infrastructure to deliver internationally benchmarked training and certification programmes. A Pre-departure Orientation Training (PDOT), which includes language training, is also provided to all trainees, travelling overseas, to assist them in adapting to their work country.

To know more about our “Ready to Work” manpower and India International Skill Centers, visit us at India Pavilion.

Indian Delegation
Government of India
National Skill Development Corporation
Industry Leaders
Academic Partners
Wish Team India
  • Rehan Poncha

    Former Olympian, Arjuna Award
    They are all champions and will make India proud at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi
  • Devendra Jhajharia

    Paralympic Javelin Thrower, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, Khel Ratna Award
    I would like to wish Team India all the very best for WorldSkills Competitions
  • Deepa Malik

    Paralympic Shot put Thrower, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award
    Go with joy and happiness, execute your learnings and you will definitely win, All the best to the team
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Former Indian Cricketer, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri, Bharat Ratna Award
    You get a different strength when the entire nation is with you and the same strength is with you too, Give your 100% and make India proud, Team India, We are with you
  • Arunima Sinha

    Mountaineer, First Indian amputee to climb Mt. Everest, Padma Shri Award
    There would be challenges, there would be expectations too but there's a thrill in performing under those situtaions, All the best Team India
India Pavilion Partners
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India Pavilion ( H05 006)
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company
Khaleej Al Arabi Street
P.O. Box 5546
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates