JSDMS: Paving Way for Jharkhand to be India’s Skill Hub

The Government of Jharkhand through its different departments is running various skill development schemes for the skilled workforce in the State. The role being played by Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS) in effective implementation  of every scheme and in skilling youth in the State, shares Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS) Chief Executive Officer Amar Jha.

Amar Jha, Chief Executive Officer, Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS)
Amar Jha, Chief Executive Officer, Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS)

JSDMS was registered on 1 October, 2013 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 to function as an autonomous organisation under the Department of Planning and Development, Government of Jharkhand (GoJ). The GoJ notification number 998 dated August 11, 2016 established JSDMS as an autonomous body under Department of higher, Technical Education and Skill Development.

Skill Development Schemes:

Pilot Phase: Skill Development programmes in the State commenced with the launch of a pilot phase in 2016 by signing of a MoU with 21 Training Service Providers (TSP), delivering training programme at 38 centers and completing about 2,545 trainees and placement of 731 beneficiaries.

Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY): The skilling programme picked up pace in the State with the launch of SJkvy (Main phase) by Chief Minister Raghubar Das on 27 December, 2016. JSDMS signed MoU with 39 Training Service Providers (TSPs) running National Skills Qualifications framework (NSQf) compliant skill development programmes in about 30 industrial sectors providing benefit to about 25,000 youths of Jharkhand, aged between 18 and 35.

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra (DDUKK): JSDMS made a big leap in skill sector with the launch of five DDUkk also known as Mega Skill Centres, on 15 July, 2017. As of now 15 such centres are running in the State, providing training to about 7,000 youths. Each DDUkk works in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These centres provide scale, speed and standard to the skill programmes in the State. The infrastructure facilities at DDUkk required a minimum area of 15,000 sq ft for training of 2,000 candidates in every centre annually delivering multi sector curriculum of at least 576 hours duration, with Industry alignment.

Employability Excellence with College Education & Learning (EXCEL): It is a unique programme designed for 10+2 pass out college-going and non-collegiate students of the State. The scheme helps students who do not want to continue with traditional education in the college in choosing alternate career options. Other than trade skills, the programme provides 405 hours of soft skills and life skills training to the college students to make them employable as per the industry requirement. The scheme aims to benefit 51,000 youths in nearly 100 colleges in next four years.

Center of Excellence (CoE): With a vision to provide world-class training programmes to the youth of Jharkhand, JSDMS, has signed MoU with Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Singapore. The expert team of ITE has conducted On Site Situation Analysis of skilling in Jharkhand from 1-4 August 2017 and submitted its report on the 9 October, 2017. The project envisages a brown field development in ITI hehal in 2018 and a Green field development in Pundag in the next three years, providing world class training in seven industrial sectors. The CoE will also encompass a Training of Trainers Academy (TOTA) and a Research and Development Centre for evolution of a robust skill ecosystem in the State. The programme envisages not only placement in Jharkhand and India but meeting overseas industry expectations as well. It will help the youth of Jharkhand to get attractive salary package and better lifestyle.

Skill Development programmes in the State commenced with the launch of a pilot phase in 2016 by signing of a MoU with 21 Training Service Providers (TSP), delivering training programme at 38 centers and completing about 2,545 trainees and placement of 731 beneficiaries.

Skill Summit 2018

The Government of Jharkhand hosted a very successful Global Investors Summit (GIS) Momentum Jharkhand in february 2017 and signed 210 MoUs attracting investment from all over the world. Three ground-breaking ceremonies have been held, realising those MoUs on the ground. The industries being set up in Jharkhand will require skilled human resource as a key component for a sustainable economic model. The visionary leadership of the State has quickly realised the need and has formulated a mutually supportive strategy to skill the youth of Jharkhand, matching the expectations of those industries. Skill Summit is planned to be held on the very next year of Momentum Jharkhand to bring the focus on skilled human resource for the industries.

Skill Summit 2018 being organised on 12 January, 2018 will showcase the skill ecosystem of Jharkhand, whereby several ministers, eminent personalities of respective field, industry leaders, diplomats, country partners and government officials will attend the day-long event.

The summit will also host three sectoral seminars on contemporary tracks and 36 stalls by various Industries, Sector Skill Council (SSC) and Mega Skill Training partners presenting the robust skill ecosystem of the State.

The eventual goal of any skill development programme is employment for youth. To demonstrate employability of the skilled youth, the Government of Jharkhand is distributing 25,000 job offers on 12 January, 2018, the birth anniversary of Swami vivekananda celebrated as the National youth Day. JSDMS along with all other Departments of GoJ has conducted threemonth long Campus Placement Drives, Job fairs, Industry Connect Programmes and Employer’s Conclave to provide jobs to youth. These fairs and drives helped us to achieve our objective.

Expert Opinion

UNESCO Strategy for Technical and vocational Education and Training (TvET) 2016-21 aims to support the effort of member States to enhance relevance of their TvET system to equip all youth with the skills required for employment, decent work, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning and contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted in September 2015 in New york and SDG 4.4 calls for a sustainable increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills. One major reason for youth unemployment is structural unemployment, which means the skill gap between workforce and industry requirements.

The eventual goal of any skill development programme is employment for youth. To demonstrate employability of the skilled youth, the Government of Jharkhand is distributing 25,000 job offers on 12 January, 2018, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated as the National Youth Day.

JSDMS is making efforts to bridge the structural unemployment gap, with Industry Connect. The Government of Jharkhand as a prelude to Skill Summit 2018 has carried out Employers’ Conclave and Industry Specific Campus Placement Drives all over the State. Along with this, the society set up 14 Campus Placement Centres, organised Sector Skill Council Summits and conducted various other direct industry engagement programs, which has delivered positive results in terms of placement of youth.

The Jharkhand Government has drafted a skill policy to be launched during the Skill Summit 2018. The policy is supposed to attract investment in the skill sector as well as lay a roadmap for skill ecosystem in the State. The concept note has also been prepared for setting up Skill University in the state, which will usher in the path of horizontal and vertical career movement for skilled youth. JSDMS through hUNAR portal provides a convergence platform for all the State Government Departments to build a robust skill ecosystem.


With the message of “Skilling youth, Enabling growth” the Government is geared up for an era of accelerated and sustainable economic growth of the State, skilling the local human resource, minimising distress migration and thereby achieving a win-win situation for the industry and the youth of Jharkhand.

The policy, processes, systems and skilling strategy in the State is aligned to meet the industry expectations, making the youth future Ready.


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