We, at NSDC are paving the way for India to become the Skill Capital of the world. We work at the grassroots level to create a lasting impact upon the lives of people, their families and communities. Our nation-wide skill training initiatives aim at empowering the individuals, providing them an opportunity to earn a better livelihood and respect in the community.
Our team, an amalgamation of top-level professionals from diverse backgrounds, is driven by a shared vision, strategy and culture. Our successful journey so far is a testimony of the strong and vigorous workforce leading the NSDC family.

A Unique Public Private Partnership

National Skill Development Corporation, established in 2009 is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP) enterprise under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

The Government of India holds 49% equity while the private sector owns 51% of NSDC. With the constant support of the government and the persistent trust vested upon us by the industry, we are catalyzing inclusive growth and empowering the workforce of the country.

Understanding NSDC’s unique position
 India’s skill development landscape

Our Milestones

JUL 2008

NSDC is launched under the Ministry of Finance

OCT 2009

Inauguration of NSDC by then Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee

FEB 2010

First proposal for financial assistance approved by NSDC

FEB 2010

First disbursement of funds by NSDC


Udaan, the first scheme implemented by NSDC with Ministry of Home Affairs


NSDC would lead the WorldSkills India

AUG 2013

STAR, first monetary scheme launched by NSDC

NOV 2014

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) established


NSDC comes under the aegis of MSDE

JUL 2015

PMKVY 1.0 launched by MSDE, to be executed by NSDC

JUL 2016

PMKVY 2.0 launched by MSDE, to be executed by NSDC

JUL 2016

First IndiaSkills Competition held at New Delhi

JAN 2017

NSDC participated at Republic Day parade through a Skill India Tableau

MAR 2017

Pre-Departure Orientation Training launched, first ever 5 day Training of Trainers for IISC Trainers flagged off

JUL 2017

NSDC moves to its new office in Aerocity, New Delhi

OCT 2017

WorldSkills held in Abu Dhabhi, India wins 1 silver, 1 bronze & 9 Medallions of Excellence

APR 2018

Begins implementation of Apprenticeship scheme, under the guidance of MSDE

JUL 2018

Skill India Portal, the skill development management system instituted

JUL 2018

Launch of RPL with Best-in-Class Employers under PMKVY

AUG 2018

National awareness media campaign - 'Fark Dikh Raha Hai' launched

OCT 2018

IndiaSkills National Competition organized at New Delhi

OCT 2018

Skill Saathi, nation-wide counselling initiative for youth rolled out

The legacy continues....