IndiaSkills Competition is organised by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an apex skill development organisation working under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). IndiaSkills, the country’s biggest skill competition, is designed to demonstrate the highest standards of skilling and offers a platform to young people to showcase their talent at national and international levels. IndiaSkills Competition—regional and national—is held every two years with the support of state governments, industry, Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs), corporates and partner institutes. IndiaSkills Competition has the potential to reach the grassroot level and make an impact.
IndiaSkills 2021 National Competition was held from 6 to 10 January 2022. Participants from 26 states/ union territories displayed their talent in 54 skills such as beauty therapy, cyber security, floristry robot system integration, cloud computing, water technology, painting and decorating, health and social care, among others.
Seven new-age skills—robot systems integration, additive manufacturing, digital construction, industry 4.0, renewable energy, mobile applications development, and industrial design technology—were introduced to this year's competition, keeping pace with the emerging technologies.
The competition featured Abilympics, a demonstration of skills by Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), in 16 skills including computer programming, painting, embroidery, poster designing and photography. With such participation, IndiaSkills has taken a major step towards bridging the gap between the demand and supply of a skilled workforce.
IndiaSkills 2021 introduced three new skills—yoga, shoe making (leather) and garment making (leather)—under the demonstration category. These skills were exhibited to showcase competition as well as career opportunities for candidates in these sectors.
To download the result summary of IndiaSkills 2021 National Competition, click here.
To download the handbook and competition rules of IndiaSkills 2021 National Competition, click here.
The winners of IndiaSkills 2021 will undergo training and get an opportunity to represent the country at the coveted WorldSkills Competition to be held in Shanghai, China in 2022. The candidates will compete against more than 1,400 participants from over 60 countries. A biennial competition, WorldSkills Competition has become popular over the years and is a global hub for skill excellence, bringing together skilled youth of diverse backgrounds and nations.