Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

  • PM Modi announced about PKVY skill development program at the fourteenth edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  • PKVY is aimed at imparting skill training to Indian youth seeking employment overseas
  • PKVY is launched as a means of showing respect to the contributions made by Indians overseas by ensuring their welfare and safety
  • PKVY launched after the inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Bengaluru.
  • PKVY is to be launched to address the brain drain challenge into brain gain
  • PKVY will help boost the confidence of Indian youth when they land abroad
  • Skill development is given to Indian youth based on the vocation they choose
  • PKVY will ensure that Indian youth will not feel as strangers in foreign nations
  • The training program will be of international standards
  • Indian youth will be trained and certified under PKVY

Nodal Agency:

  • Implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Training partners of NSDC


  • PKVY will keep safety and security of Indian working abroad as the top most priority
  • Welfare of the overseas Indians is ensured through external affairs ministry
  • External affairs ministry will come to the aid of overseas Indians in distress through social media
  • PKVY will help keep a track record of the Indian youth going abroad after getting trained in the skill development program
  • PKVY will aid in making India the World’s Skill capital
  • PKVY will serve as a vehicle for NSDC to enter into MoU with different agencies of

          a. European Union
b. United States
c. United Kingdom
d. Germany
e. Australia
f. Canada
g. France
h. Singapore
i. China
j. Iran

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