Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. The 12th Five Year Plan Document of the Planning Commission has laid a special emphasis on expansion of skill-based programmes in higher education. It recommends setting up of Skill Development centres to serve multiple needs, including career oriented education and skills to students interested in directly entering the workforce and general interest courses to the community for personal development and interest. The National policy of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has projected a shortage of 109 million skilled persons by 2022 and called for an effort to step up skilling of youth under the scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY). It is decided by the Ministry of Human Resources Development to train the unemployed youth in engineering skills through AICTE approved Engineering Colleges/Polytechnics.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is implementing the PMKVY for Technical Institutes under the scheme (PMKVY-TI) through AICTE approved Technical Institutions in the country. Under this Scheme in next 3 years, 10.5 Lakh youth are to be given Engineering Skills.

In NITMAS we have started PMKVY-TI scheme form 2017-`18 session. The following courses are approved by the steering committee of AICTE. The courses are recognized and certified by NSDC & ESSC.

Name of The course Approved Intake
Jr. Software Developer 25
Biometric data operator 25
Domestic data entry operator 25
Led Light repair technician 25

In future, we are coming with some proposed new courses as stated below. ( approval pending)

Name of The course Approved Intake
Field technician computing & peripherals 25
CCTV Installation Technician 25
Domestic IT Helpdesk Attendant 25
Lathe Operator 25
Consumer Energy Meter Technician 25
Electrician Domestic Solutions 25