Government Schemes on Education and Skill Development
S.No Scheme Name Scheme Brief Benefits URL
1. Vidya Lakshmi Vidya Lakshmi is a first of its kind portal for students seeking Education Loan. It provides single window for Students to access information and make application for Educational Loans provided by Banks and Govt Scholarships. Students can view, apply and track the education loan applications to banks anytime, anywhere by accessing the portal. The portal also provides linkages to National Scholarship Portal. www.vidyalakshmi.co.in
2. Vidyasaarathi It is a technology-enabled initiative by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) to bridge the gap in education finance in the country through an online platform. Students can search and apply for various education finance schemes they are qualified for. www.vidyasaarathi.co.in
3. National Scholarships Portal Provide a common portal for various Scholarships schemes of Central and State Governments. Simplified process for the students: 1: All scholarships information available under one umbrella. 2: Single integrated application for all scholarships www.scholarships.gov.in
4. Vidya Kaushal Vidya Kaushal is one stop platform for students in need of loan for skill development. It gives multiple skill financing options to students via common portal. Just by filling up one single form a student would be able to apply for a skill loan offered by multiple Non-Banking Financial Institutes (NBFCs). www.vidyakaushal.com
5. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth. DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. http://ddugky.gov.in
6. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). http://pmkvyofficial.org
7. Financial Assistance for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities This scheme targets skill development of People with Disability as per industry needs which can help them to be gainfully employed and contribute to India’s growing economy. It provides certificates to trainees after the completion of training, that is based on the Expository- NOS aligned curriculum. http://www.scpwd.in
8. The National Apprenticeship Training Scheme It is a one year programme equipping technically qualified youth with practical knowledge and skills required in their field of work At the end of one year training they are issued a Certificate attesting to their training and proficiency in a particular field. http://mhrdnats.gov.in
9. National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a new scheme of Government of India to promote apprenticeship. Apprenticeship Training consists of Basic Training and On-the-Job Training/Practical Training at workplace in the industry. www.apprenticeship.gov.in
10. Skill development for minorities “Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn)” is a scheme implemented since 2013-14 for skill development of minorities. The scheme aims at upgrading the skills of minority youth in various modern/traditional skills depending upon their qualification, present economic trends and market potential, which can earn them suitable employment or make them suitably skilled to go for self-employment. http://seekhoaurkamao-moma.gov.in/
11. Green Skill Development Programme Most vocational training programmes focus on mechanical/technical skills rather than ‘soft’ or ‘green’ skills. Green skills contribute to preserving or restoring environmental quality for sustainable future and include jobs that protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy and minimize waste and pollution. In line with the Skill India Mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) utilising the vast network and expertise of ENVIS Hubs/RPs, has taken up an initiative for skill development in the environment and forest sector to enable India's youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employment, called the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP). Green skills contribute to preserving or restoring environmental quality for sustainable future and include jobs that protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy and minimize waste and pollution. www.gsdp-envis.gov.in/
12. Rural Self Employment Training Institutes It is an initiative of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to have dedicated infrastructure in each district of the country to impart training and skill upgradation of rural youth geared towards entrepreneurship development. Rural BPL youth will be identified and trained for self-employment. www.nird.org.in/rseti/index.aspx

Career Schemes