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West Bengal: Skill Development Initiative Scheme

The Directorate of Industrial Training, Government of West Bengal has launched Skill Development Initiative Scheme based on Modular Employable Skill.  It allows skill upgradation, multi-tasking, multi-entry and exit, and vertical mobility and lifelong learning opportunities in a flexible manner.


The objective of the scheme is to provide vocational training to school leavers , existing workers, ITI graduates etc. to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Government , Private Institution and the Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme.

 Target Beneficiaries and Eligibility:

  • Workers and ITI graduates seeking skill upgradation
  • Early School drop-outs and unemployed
  • Previously Child labour and their families
  • The minimum age of person should be 14 years
  • Person should be minimum 5th grade pass

Fees and Benefits:

  • 500 per module for modules having duration upto 90 hours
  • 1000 per module for modules having duration from 91 to 180 hrs
  • 1500 per module for modules having duration from 181 to 270 hrs
  • 2000 per module for modules having duration more than 270 hrs
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category and women will be given relaxation of 25% in fee.
  • Training fees of all those trainees who successfully complete the training would be refunded to them.
  • The assessment fee will be reimbursed to all the successful persons whohave received training from approved VTPs.

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