PMKVY 2.0 at SVRCC
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. The program is implemented through Public-Private and Public-Public partnerships. All trainings and certification under Recognition of Prior Learning will be specifically oriented for developing skills in specific growth sectors.
The objectives of the PMKVY program, arising out of the lack of skill training prevalent in the country are broadly to:
- To train 10 million youth between 2016 and 2020.
- Create 500 million skilled workforce by 2022
- Create a registry of skills
The scheme envisages a package of incentives to promote skill education:
- To students for undertaking skill training
- To organizations for imparting skills training
At SVRCC, PMKVY curriculum will typically have 6 months’ Academic and 3 months’ Internship (pre-placement training in their respective fields), though some courses may vary in duration. In keeping with the SVRCC educational philosophy, besides training in Technical skills, the curriculum provides for Life coping, Basic Computer and English communication skills.
The first batch of students for the year got underway in 2016-17 and all the PMKVY exams were conducted during the Sep-Oct 2017. All PMKVY exams are conducted by external invigilators. The theory part was conducted online and this was the first time that such an endeavour had been undertaken at SVRCC.
A total of 320 students were skill certified during the year 2016-17 some of the first in the country to be so certified in TN and Puducherry under the program. The incorporation of the PMKVY program within the overall SVRCC academic program has been seamless and successful and bodes well for the future as the PMKVY program expands and SVRCC continues on its mission to transform communities.
The College Offers the following job roles for short term programs in PMKVY 2.0
Automotive service technician 2&3 wheeler
Field technician computing hardware & peripherals
Accounts executive – accounts payable & receivable
General duty assistant
Sewing machine operator