Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

DDU-GKY is present in 28 States and UTs, across 689 districts, impacting youth from over 7,426 blocks. It currently has over 1,575 projects being implemented by over 717 partners, in more than 502 trades from 50 industry sectors. Over 9.9 Lakh candidates have been trained and over 5.3 Lakh candidates have been placed in jobs as on 1st April, 2020. From 2012, DDU-GKY has so far committed an investment of more than INR 5,600 Crores, impacting rural youth pan-India.

10,01,241+ trained

5,47,747+ placed

4,99,328+ certified



DDU-GKY is mindful that it must engage the support of multiple partners to ensure success and maximize on the investment made in time and resources. In order to energize and build mass support as well as create awareness amongst the rural youth. The DDU-GKY projects are market linked and implemented in PPP mode. The involvement and partnership between civil society organizations, Educational institutions, apex skill partners and regulating organizations, the Government and Private organizations, ensures that DDU-GKY can leverage on the strengths of all and achieve transformative change.


Curriculum framing and assessment support is through NCVT (National Council on Vocational Training) or SSCs (Sector Skills Councils). Industry partnerships allow access to new technology and on the job training. There are dedicated training hours for soft skills, spoken English and basic computers, in residential as well as non-residential well equipped campuses, with adequate technology as per industry standards.


Our team makes unrelenting efforts to make sure that we can achieve a minimum placement of 70% of the project target of all trainees, through the support of our training partners and employer engagement. With a minimum recommended monthly salary of INR 6,000/- (varying based on training acquired).


Benefits to candidates are in the form of free training, free uniform, free course material, free lodging and board in case of residential programs, reimbursements of expenses in non-residential programs, post placement salary top-ups every month for 2-6 months depending on location of placement and placement for at least 70% of all trained with a minimum salary of Rs. 6,000/- per month (as cost to company).


The Course is completely free even the food and accommodation Because this is a Grant Based Course [In Association with DDUGKY under MORD]


The Course is completely free even the food and accommodation Because this is a Grant Based Course [In Association with DDUGKY under MORD]


The Course is completely free even the food and accommodation Because this is a Grant Based Course [In Association with DDUGKY under MORD]


who are eligible 

The candidates are the most important stakeholder for us, our aim is to make sure our candidates benefit. We aim to impact the ‘most needy’ through our intervention at all times. To aid in this, we are also building linkages with the SECC (Socio-Economic & Case Census). Our partners will play an active role in order to achieve this. 

To make sure those who need our support, are in fact, receiving it, we have identified a profile of candidates that we look forward to including in our projects. 

Preferred profile of candidates: In order to fulfill its objective of catering to the un deserved or deprived, DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families, as can be identified through 

  • MGNREGA worker households, with a minimum of 15 days of completed work in the previous year 
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) households 
  • Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) card or BPL PDS card holding households 
  • Self Help Group (SHG) households 
  • NRLM-Self Help Group households  
  • Special projects for special groups such as victims of trafficking, manual scavengers, trans-genders, rehabilitated bonded labour and other vulnerable groups. 

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DDU-GKY mandates Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) to follow Assessment and certification of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)/ Sector Skill Council or that of any agency notified by the Ministry of Rural Development. • This presentation deals attempts to explain about the Assessment and certification process and the certifying bodies . • Part 1 of the Presentation deals with the Certifying agencies NSQF, NCVT and SSCs • Part 2 of the Presentation deals with assessment in the context of DDDU-GKY and procedures involved for assessment and certification.


Evaluation of a candidate during and after the completion of training’ • Internal Assessment (Also termed Formative Assessment) : This is continuous and an integral part of curriculum. E.g.: Announced/unannounced quizzes, assignments , tests. • External Assessment (Also termed Summative Assessment) Undertaken by a third party agency (NCVT/SSC/agency notified by MoRD

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

Employers through their respective SSCs lay down the National Occupational Standards (NOS) • It specifies the standard of performance for an individual and are considered as benchmarks for good performance • It defines the measurable outcome required from an individual • Example: For a Sales Associate, one of the NOS would be to 'To help customers choose right products'


• A set of NOSs comprise a QP • It is available for every job role in every industry • It drives both the creation of curriculum as well as assessments • These job roles are for every level of proficiency and are aligned to National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF)

Sector Skill Council

Sector Skill Council (SSC) - employer led organization covering specific industries. • Presently -40 SSCs in India under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)* • Licensed and regulated by the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) • Links skilling ecosystem to the demands of the industry/sector, to ensure that content, assessment and certification are relevant to the industry. • Aids in industry absorption and retention • Responsible for creation of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Qualification Packs (QP)** • DDU GKY–MoRD have a tie up with NSDC and Sector Skill Councils (SSC) for outcome based training, assessments and certifications *( ( **( Summary of QP/NOS List as on 19th July 2016)


Hon'ble Chief Minister Kerala

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan 

Hon’ble Minister for Local Self Govt Departments

Shri. A. C. Moideen 

Executive Director Kudumbashree

Shri. S. Harikishore IAS 

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