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Information for Students

a) General

  • The Scheme is proposed to target students studying at IX/X standard onwards, ITI, Polytechnic, under-graduate (non-engineering) and also unemployed youth who are school dropouts from 8th pass onwards, ITI Certificate or Diploma holders, graduates from non-engineering background, registrants in Employment Exchanges.
  • 2. The student can enroll at any of the 5 Levels (L1 to L5) specified, subject to meeting the minimum eligibility criteria, as below:

Levels Equivalence Entry at Course duration Course fee per candidate (Max.) Reg.-cum certification cost per candidate
Lower
L1 Un-skilled IX-X std. 8th pass 3 months (~200-250 hrs.) Rs.5,000/- Rs.500/-
Lower
L2 Un-skilled IX-X std. 8th pass 3 months (~200-250 hrs.) Rs.5,000/- Rs.500/-
Middle
L3 Semi-skilled ITI 10th pass 6 months (~350 hrs.) Rs.10,000/- Rs.1000/-
Middle L4 Supervisor ITI 10th pass 6 month (~350 hrs.) Rs.10,000/ Rs.1000/-
Higher L5 Master technician/ Trainer Post-Diploma Diploma, BSc. 6 month (~400 hrs.) Rs.15,000/ Rs.2000/-

The courses under the Scheme would be approved by an Expert Committee setup by DeitY. These courses would be conducted by three Key Implementing Agencies (KIA) viz. ESSCI, NIELIT, TSSC through their own centers/ affiliated Training Partners as per list.

  • The approved courses will be available for training under this Scheme. These courses would be conducted by three Key Implementing Agencies viz. ESSCI, NIELIT, TSSC through their own centers/ affiliated Training Partners as per list. The list of centers/ affiliated Training Partners is available on DeitY’s website at http://deity.gov.in/esdm/hrd.
  • The courses under the Scheme are for upgrading the skills and/or acquiring new skills.
  • The courses can be taken-up as full-time or part-time module, as offered by the approved training partner.
  • All students need to ensure they have a valid Aadhaar Number. In case a student doesn’t have Aadhaar, he/she may get enrolled at the nearest Aadhaar/NPR enrolment Centers. Candidates may also approach any of the NIELIT Centers or nearby CSC for Aadhaar Enrolment.
  • A student who has been a beneficiary of the STAR Scheme of Govt. of India would not be considered as beneficiary under the Scheme. Each candidate would be required to submit an undertaking, that he/she has not taken the benefit of STAR Scheme, to the Training Partner at the time of registration/enrolment.
  • The candidate should not be less than 18 years of age as the scheme is for promoting of trained candidates in the industry recognized skills.
  • When a student decides to enroll for a course under this Scheme, he/she should approach the nearest Affiliated Training Partner. The list of Training Partners will be available on the ESDM Skill Development Portal as well as DeitY’s website at http://deity.gov.in/esdm/hrd.
  • The Training Partners, depending on the eligibility and suitability of the candidate will carry out his/her enrollment in a particular course. After enrolling for the course, the student will be required to undergo the training for the prescribed duration of the course. After completion of training, each student should undergo an examination/ assessment to be conducted by an approved KIA. The examination will have two components - theory and practical.
  • Each candidate should be willing to get employed / Self-Employed (applicable in Repair/ Maintenance courses only). Each candidate would be required to submit an undertaking to this effect to the Training Partner at the time of registration/enrolment.
  • The examination norms (Examination duration, number of questions, online or offline, theory vs. practical breakup etc.) would be as per the norms of the KIA of the specific course.
  • A student who is unable to pass the exam in the initial attempt will be eligible to apply for re-appear cycle. A candidate will be allowed only two re-appear attempts.
  • The student will have to pay the prescribed examination/assessment fees to the TP for every attempt. The student would be eligible to obtain the refund for one time only, upon his/her successful certification and the necessary amount due to him/her would be transferred to his account through DBT.
  • In case of any grievance of the student with the training partner, the student should approach the State Implementing Agency (SIA)/respective Key Implementing Agency viz. ESSCI, NIELIT, TSSC for grievance redressal. In case it is not satisfactorily resolved within 1 month they may approach the PMU at DeitY.

b) Financials

  • 60% seats of the total seats at each Level are meant for the General Candidates
  • 40% seats will be reserved for the students belonging to SC/ST/EWS categories.
  • The reservation quota as specified in the scheme document is SC-15%; ST-7.5%; EWS-17.5%.
  • Criteria for EWS Category: The annual family income of the candidate should not be more than Rs 2 lakh in order to be eligible for EWS Category. Any certificate recognized by State/UT administration shall be acceptable.
  • Training Fees : -
      a. General Candidates:
    • i. 25% training fees to be paid to the Training Partner upon enrolment. The training partner is free to bear / share (with student) this cost or provide credit facility to the students if they so desire. DeitY would have no bearing on the mutual arrangement between the Training partner and the student in this regard.
    • ii. 75% of the training fee would be payable by DeitY for the successfully certified candidates. This would be reimbursed to the Training Partner, subject to approval from respective KIA and subject to meeting the employability norms set under the Scheme.
    • b. Reserved Candidates (SC/ ST/EWS): c. 100% of the training fee would be payable by DeitY for the successfully certified candidates. This would be reimbursed to the Training Partner, subject to meeting the employability norms set under the Scheme
  • Examination/ Assessment Fees : -
    • All students will have to initially pay the registration-cum-examination fees at the time of enrolment with the Training Partner.
    • The student will have to pay the prescribed examination/assessment fees to the TP for every attempt.
    • The student would be eligible to obtain the refund for one time only, upon his/her successful certification and the necessary amount due to him/her would be transferred to his account through DBT.
    • 75% of the examination fees would be payable by DeitY for the successfully certified candidates. This would be transferred to the candidate account through DBT.
  • b. Reserved Candidates (SC/ ST/EWS):-
    • All students will have to initially pay the registration-cum-examination fees at the time of enrolment with the Training Partner.
    • The student will have to pay the prescribed examination/assessment fees to the TP for every attempt
    • The student would be eligible to obtain the refund for one time only, upon his/her successful certification and the necessary amount due to him/her would be transferred to his account through DBT.
    • 100% of the examination fees would be payable by DeitY for the successfully certified candidates. This would be transferred to the candidate account through DBT.

Criteria for Economically Weaker Sections(EWS): An amount of Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum as the Parental Income from all sources as a ceiling for selecting the candidates from economically weaker sections along with adoption of ‘merit-cum means’.