Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Interestingly the additional cost of the course would be born by AICTE itself.
Dr Anshu Kataria, president, Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) while welcoming this initiative taken by AICTE said, that the technical institutes are viable vehicle for conducting such skill training sessions.
The step would also strengthen "Make in India", "Digital India", "Startup India" and other such projects involved to develop around 109 million skilled persons by 2022.
He further said that on the one hand such new schemes would help students to get skill development education and at the same time the unutilized infrastructure of the colleges could also be brought under proper utilization.
It is to be mentioned that the last date for the submission of online application on AICTE portal is 18th April under which all eligible institutions will have to offer skills training for 250 hours to a batch of 100 students based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) in engineering skills.
AICTE will give grant in aid that is rupees 10,000/- per student.
Approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
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.
Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 'Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana' on Wednesday to create skilled manpower at grass-root level by providing them vocational, technical and skill development education, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said in Amritsar.
Presiding over convocation at Global Institutes here, Jaitley said the ambitious programme, being launched under National Skill Development Mission, would impart skill training to 24 lakh youth over the next year and trained candidates would be awarded with incentives.
The minister said this program would prove a milestone for skilled youngsters as they could become self-reliant after getting professional training.