Affiliations and Partnerships

NSDC and Sector Skill Councils:

NSDC is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated on July 31, 2008 under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (corresponding to section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013). NSDC was set up by Ministry of Finance as Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The Government of India through Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) holds 49% of the share capital of NSDC, while the private sector has the balance 51% of the share capital.

NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions. Further, the organisation provides funding to build scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable support system which focuses on quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships. NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organizations that provide skill training. It also develops appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives. The differentiated focus on 21 sectors under NSDC’s purview and its understanding of their viability will make every sector attractive to private investment.

With 20.45 Lakhs candidates trained on a Pan-India level across 37 Sector Skill Councils and 1500+ Job Roles and 10000+ accredited training centers, NSDC has effectively set the skill ecosystem firmly in India. You can know more here

Sector Skill Councils

Since its inception, one of the major pillars of NSDC’s strength are Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), which play a vital role in bridging the gap between what the industry demands and what the skilling requirements ought to be. The SSCs operate as an autonomous body and could be registered as a Section 8 Company, or a Society. NSDC is mandated to initiate and incubate SSCs with initial seed funding to facilitate their growth and enable them to achieve self-sustainability in a time bound manner.

The National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 laid out Skill India Mission, and envisaged the creation of Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) by NSDC. Priority sectors have been identified based on the skill gap analysis. The SSCs have been mandated with the following functions:

  • Identification of skill development needs including preparing a catalogue of types of skills, range and depth of skills to facilitate individuals to choose from them.
  • Development of a sector skill development plan and maintaining skill inventory.
  • Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications and getting them notified as per NSQF.
  • Standardization of affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification process in accordance with NSQF as determined by NSQC.
  • May also conduct skill-based assessment and certification for QP /NOS aligned training programmes.
  • Participation in the setting up of affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification norms for their respective sectors.
  • Plan and facilitate the execution of Training of Trainers along with NSDC and states.
  • Promotion of academies of excellence.
  • Paying particular attention to the skilling needs of ST/SC, differently-abled and minority groups.
  • Ensuring that the persons trained and skilled in accordance with the norms laid down are assured of employment at decent wages.

Affiliated Sector Skill Councils


Power Sector Skill Council


Furniture and Fittings Sector Skill Council


Electronic Sector Skill Council of India


IASC Sector Skill Council


Telecom Sector Skill Council


Sports and Fitness Sector Skill Council


Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative


Media and Entertainment Skill Council


Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council

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