To promote international standards of vocational training in India, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the executive arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, announced the opening of online registrations for IndiaSkills Competition 2021. The biennial competition is organised to scout talent from the country, offering them a platform to showcase their skills at the national and international platforms. The candidates can register for the state competitions online at https://worldskillsindia.co.in/indiaskill2021/. The registered candidates will get a chance to showcase their talent at state, regional and national level competitions in 47 skills ranging from painting to masonry, web technologies to fashion technology and more.
The eligibility criteria for the competition mandates that participants must be born on or after 1 January 1999 for all the skills apart from Mechatronics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Water Technology and Information Network Cabling where competitors must be born on or after 1 January 1996. The registrations would close on February 28,2021. Once the registration process is closed, skill competitions will be held at district, state and regional level. Regional legs of the competitions will be organized across five zones, culminating at the national competition in Delhi.
The competitions will be organized by states and will be supported by National Skill Development Corporation, in partnership with Sector Skill Councils, Industry Partners, Corporates and Academic Organizations. The last IndiaSkills Competition held in 2018, witnessed participation of 22 states and more than 100 corporates. Over 5 lakh candidates registered for the competition.
IndiaSkills Competition 2018 helped scout 48 skill champions who along with their experts represented India at the WorldSkills International 2019, held in Kazan, Russia. India won one gold, one silver, two bronze and 15 Medallions of Excellence at the biggest competition for skills and ranked 13th among 63 countries that participated. Similarly, in 2017, India ranked 19 among 56 countries participating at the WorldSkills Competition organized in Abu Dhabi.
IndiaSkills Competitions are designed to demonstrate the highest standards of skills in India and make vocational training aspirational for the youth. Winners of IndiaSkills 2021 will get a chance to represent the country at the WorldSkills International Competition to be held in Shanghai, China in 2022.
Note for the candidates:
1. Candidates registered previously for IndiaSkills 2020 must not register again for IndiaSkills 2021 as they are already eligible to participate.
2. Any candidate registered earlier and eliminated before or at State Level Competition for IndiaSkills 2020 is not eligible for registration again for IndiaSkills 2021.
3. The eligibility criteria for the competition mandates that participants must be born on or after 1 January 1999 for all the skills apart from Mechatronics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Water Technology and Information Network Cabling where competitors must be born on or after 1 January 1996.
4. The registrations are currently underway in a few states.
IndiaSkills Competition is India’s first national skills competition, an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India. Through its initiative, NSDC has been leading the India’s participation at WorldSkills International Competitions since 2011.
National Skill Development Corporation is one of its kind public-private-partnership which aims to catalyze creation of quality vocational training in India across different sectors. Since inception in 2010, NSDC has trained more than 15 million people and has created a robust training infrastructure through 600+ training partners and 36 Sector Skill Councils. Today NSDC partners operates through 11,000+ training centers spread over 700+ districts across the country. NSDC is also implementing Government’s flagship schemes and initiatives such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) among others.