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A: JSDMS is abbreviation of Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society. JSDMS is an autonomous body of Government of Jharkhand, which is mandated to provide and manage skill development training to the youth of Jharkhand.

A: If you are currently unemployed, lack industry needed skill and competency or are a drop-out from formal education, you can undergo skill training at any of the JSDMS affiliated training centres free of cost leading to certification and employment opportunities.

A: The current schemes managed by JSDMS are as below:

  • Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY)
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra (DDUKK) or Mega Skill Center
  • Employability Excellence with College Education and Learning (EXCEL)
  • PMKVY Scheme (Centrally Sponsored State Managed – CSSM)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and
  • Other schemes prescribed by NSDC & Govt of India from time to time

A: JSDMS provides demand-driven placement-linked skill training so that you can learn a new skill, earn your way to new identity, gain respect and fulfill your income and career aspirations. The following services are to be provided to every enrolled candidate:

  • Counselling and guidance to choose right course as per interest area and eligibility
  • Learn new skills in fully equipped training centres
  • Earn a government and industry recognized certificate upon successful completion
  • Get placement opportunities and interact with potential employers
  • Find a job that pays you atleast minimum wage of the state per month (at least 75% of all those who successfully completed training will be placed)

A: All individuals having domicile of Jharkhand and falling in the age group of 18-35 years can avail the benefit of JSDMS Schemes.


Scheme Educational Qualification Age Group
SJKVY Class 5th Pass 18-35 Years
DDUKK Class 5th Pass 18-35 Years
EXCEL 10+2 Passed/Currently Pursuing college degree courses 18-35 Years

Please refer the “Training Details” at the website: which has job role wise details.

A: Brief description of each scheme is as below:

  • Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana- Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY) aims at providing quality skills training to the youth in the age group of 18-35 years and is being implemented across the state of Jharkhand. The training programs are aligned with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) and responsive to industry needs. Payment terms and schedule are guided by the Common Norms notified by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India dated 15th July, 2015 and its subsequent amendments. The scheme aims to facilitate employment to 70% of successful trainees through placement-linked and self-employment training in various trades/courses affiliated by different Sector Skill Councils (SSC).
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendras (DDUKK)- In order to bring private sector efficiency for management of facilities and delivering quality training program through efficient utilization of available resources, JSDMS has set up Mega Skill Centers known as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra(s) through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode to conduct training programs on NSQF aligned courses of minimum duration of 576 hours duration with residential facilities wherein candidates are provided training along with mandatory ‘on the job’ training so as to make these candidates industry ready. Payment terms and schedule are guided by the Common Norms notified by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship dated 15th July, 2015 and its subsequent amendments. The scheme aims to facilitate employment to 70% of successful trainees through placement-linked and self-employment training in various trades/courses affiliated by different Sector Skill Councils (SSC).
  • Employability Excellence with College Education and Learning (EXCEL)- The scheme is being implemented across the state of Jharkhand in College campus. In order to make University graduates employable in India, JSDMS, has formulated a skill based training which is expected to impart soft skills and employability skills such as English Communication, Computer skills, Interpersonal skills etc. to 10+2 passed out as well as college going students along with a domain specific skill that is acquired through class room and practical training. The program delivered by two Training Partners help increase the employability of youth in the Colleges. Government aims to train 51,000 students in 100 Colleges in 5 State Universities in 4 years period.
  • PMKVY Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana)- The Union Cabinet had approved India’s largest Skill Certification Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), on 20 March, 2015. PMKVY is being implemented by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and offers training on NSQF aligned courses. The scheme has two components – Centre Sponsored Centre Managed (CSCM) and Centre Sponsored State Managed (CSSM). The CSCM component is managed by NSDC while the CSSM component in Jharkhand is being managed by JSDMS.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)- There are several people who have acquired skill and experience hereditary through family occupation or directly working on the Job without any formal skill certification, on-the-job training under master craftsman etc. RPL is a certification framework for those who have acquired skills informally and then recognize them with a formal certification. These are typically short duration programs of 3-5 days.

A: These training programs are National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant and the course outline and curriculum is defined as per the specifications of Sector Skill Councils.

A: Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) are industry-representative bodies, who are responsible for defining the skilling requirements, standards, certifications and accreditation of their respective industry sectors. The SSCs prescribe the National Occupation Standards (NOSs) and Qualification Packs(QPs) for the job roles relevant to their industry and ensure that these are in accordance with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).

The SSCs also work with assessors and assessment agencies to certify the candidates and maintain a national skill register for their sector.

A: Minimum eligibility for any candidate is Class 5 Pass. Please refer the “Training Details” at the website:, which has job role wise details.

A: JSDMS’s current training partners offer training programs in over 125 job-roles or trades. Candidates can only choose from job-roles under skills offered in their vicinity/ assigned projects in their district. Please see the eligibility criteria in “Training Details” link in the website:
Or, contact the JSDMS team for the same to understand whether the same matches as per your requirement.

A: You should select the course of your choice and aptitude. Right selection of the course will help you better progress in your career. List of courses and training center details are available on the HUNAR portal
Yes, the best thing for you is to be chosen for the training of a skill you are already good at. You can get in touch with our nearest training provider and take an aptitude test conducted by them. This will tell you what you are good at and which skill to choose.

A: The training is provided by the JSDMS empaneled Training Service Provider (TSP), throughout the State, in residential as well as nonresidential model.
These trainings are managed by JSDMS, which is a government body. Industries are gradually entering into JSDMS by the Flexi MoU route and appropriate notification will be given for that in due course of time.

A: All the courses offered by JSDMS across the schemes are free of cost for the enrolled candidates. The course fee as well as the boarding and lodging is funded by JSDMS.

A: Training duration is dependent on the Job Role you select, and it is as per SSC norms. Generally all courses are above 200 Hrs.

A: Residential courses are full time for 8 hours of duration from Monday to Saturday respectively. While, for non-residential courses, it is part time, for 4 hours daily.

A: 75% classroom attendance is mandatory to appear for the assessment and certification. If your attendance is lower than 75%, then you will not be eligible to appear for the final assessment and certification. Therefore it is essential that you attend all classes and get your certificate and placement offer. This certificate is recognized by the government and will be useful for all subsequent job applications you make.

A: Yes, you will be provided a government recognized certificate upon successful completion of the training. In case of QP-NOS, accredited third-party assessors appointed by SSCs of NSDC will perform the external assessment upon completion of the duration of the course or minimum hours as identified by JSDMS and provide successful candidates with co-branded certification. Most employers recognize the Certificate as a symbol of learning and achievement, which will get you a job with higher salary. It will also be recognized when applying for Government jobs (if advertised and relevant for the position offered). Accreditation or awarding body is Sector Skill Council.

A: With specific reference to SJKVY and DDUKK programs, which are designed for the public who are expected to be at least Class 5th Pass, undergoing matriculation in parallel is possible through the correspondence mode. Attending college / school as well as Skill Training at the Center is not recommended, as you may fall short of required attendance.

A: District wise details for SJKVY and DDUKK centers are available in the notice section of the link

A: In case of residential facilities, candidates are provided the following facilities:

  • Boarding & Lodging
  • Course Materials (Study Books, Pen, Stationary)
  • Uniform
  • Transportation facilities (If the training center is more than 1 KM away from the hostel)

A: No. If the training center is beyond 20 KM from your village, you may consider residential mode of training. But if the training center is within the radius of 20 KM of your village, there will be no financial assistance.

Accommodation is provided to the candidates in a residential Skill Development Center, with free boarding and lodging facilities.

A: Please visit the Hunar Portal: home and click on program sub link and choose the scheme and then click on “Training Registration”.

Or for detailed guidance, please visit the website: and click on Candidate Guideline on the main page.

A: Please visit the nearest training center and request for an aptitude test or counselling with their counselling team. Or alternatively, please speak to JSDMS Operations’ team by enquiring details through Toll free number on 1800 1233 444.

A: All the schemes under JSDMS have a placement mandate. The placement may happen within the state or outside the state.

A: If you have to drop-out of training, then you will not get your certificate or placement. However, there is a provision of re-enrolment in any of the schemes after 30 days of Batch End date, where you were enrolled initially.

A: The DDUKK (Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendras) or better known as Mega Skill Centers, have a mandatory component of OJT (On the Job Training) for the candidates as per SSC Norms.

A: JSDMS is planning to setup Migration Support Centres at major cities. As on date the post placement support is offered to trainees as per Common Cost norms notification. You may enquire of support from TSP at the time of enrolment.

A: Your first placement is the only opportunity that will be provided to you. In case, you are unable to sustain your job, you may get in touch with your TSP’s Placement team or utilize the alumni links or your own contacts.

A: Yes, basis the need of the employer and the requirement of the job, you could be placed in a foreign job.

A: No. Government sponsors your training but does not guarantee Government job. The TSP will place you in relevant industry.

A: Utilizing the training for being productive in the job is entirely your responsibility. Training Partners empaneled with JSDMS provide you trainings which form the base of your professional life and after placement, it is entirely the responsibility of the candidate to utilize his learnings with a rationale outlook and be useful to the employer.

A: In all training courses, you will be trained in the skills needed to grow in your job and profile. But you need to work hard and ensure that your superiors and employers find you suitable for promotions from time to time.

A: Most of the training programs are aimed for wage employment. Few training programs have entrepreneurship component while few courses are aimed at self-employment as well. You may choose to opt for self-employment after completing any of the training programs.