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Kaushalya Karnataka

ಕೌಶಲ್ಯಾಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ, ಉದ್ಯಮಶೀಲತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಜೀವನೋಪಾಯ ಇಲಾಖೆ

Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Livelihood

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A new Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood (SDEL) was created vide Government order number DPAR 164 SAS 2016, dated 24-09-2016.

Chief Minister’s Kaushalya Karnataka Yojane (CMKKY) envisages to skill 5 lakh youth annually of which 2.50 lakh youth shall be targeted under schemes implemented directly by SDEL and 2.50 lakh youth shall be targeted under schemes implemented by other Government departments and government bodies.

The new Department was established to bring various Skill Trainings hither-to being conducted by different departments into one umbrella. The various skill sets and the corresponding job roles need to be standardized. It also envisages standardizing the Content, Syllabus, Selection of Trainees, Selection of Training Providers, Assessment of Trainees and their Placement. It also aims to develop a new strategic framework for Skill Development for the school drop-outs and existing workers, especially in the Informal Sector in close consultation with Industry, Micro Enterprises in the Informal Sector, State Governments, Experts and Academia. 

The key features of the new Framework for Skill Development are:

  • Demand driven short term Training Courses to be finalized in consultation with Industry as per the NSQF standards till State Standards are Framed.
  • Flexible mechanism for imparting the Training (Residential/ Non-residential, Full time/ Part time etc).
  • All the candidates aspiring to be Skilled to be registered on
  • Online selection of registered Trainees (Aadhaar linked) to avoid duplication and ensure they are resident in Karnataka.
  • Different levels of Training to meet demands of various Target groups.
  • Training to be provided by Vocational Training Providers (TP) through the Training Centres under the Government, Private Sector and Industrial establishments.
  • The Training Providers (TP) and the Training Centres (TC) should be registered online with the Department and should be accredited by prescribed Agency/ Body/ Committee.
  • Only duly accredited TCs shall be eligible to impart Training. No accredited TC or TP can sub-contract or sub-lease the training or provide training through franchisees. The TCs must be fully owned or leased by the TP or there should be a Joint Venture which pre-dates the date of registration and accreditation of the TP and TC.
  • Testing of Skills of Trainees by an independent assessing body that would not be involved in conduct of the training program to ensure that it is done impartially. The Assessing and Certification Body / Bodies will be appointed and monitored by the KSDA and the standards of assessment and certification will be set by the KSDA.
  • The placement after training for at least 70 % of the trainees.

The training under CMKKY scheme is envisaged to be provided by various TPs under Central Government, State Governments, Public and Private Sector and Industrial establishments. A mechanism needs to be evolved for empanelment of TPs and TCs.   This mechanism should be transparent and easily comprehensible. An online facility should be created wherein all the interested TPs and TCs shall fill in the various details required for registration and subsequent accreditation. The detailed criteria and procedure for registration of various organizations as TPs and TCs under Kaushal Karnataka scheme is given below.


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