Last Updated : 12-01-2024

National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET)

The National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) was established by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, vide Gazette Notification No. SD-17/113/2017-E&PW dated 5th December 2018, as a regulatory body, by subsuming the functions and responsibilities of erstwhile National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). The NCVET became fully operational on 1st August 2020. It functions as an overarching national regulator for setting standards and formulating comprehensive regulations for the vocational education, training, and skilling ecosystem for improving quality and outcomes. It has been entrusted with the development, qualitative improvement and regulation of vocational education entities involved in both long and short-term vocational education and training, while also establishing minimum standards for their operations. The NCVET thus strives to integrate fragmented regulatory system and infuse quality assurance across the entire vocational education, training and skilling value chain, leading to the availability of higher-level skilled manpower for better employability and accelerated growth of the Indian economy.

The major functions of the Council, inter alia, include the following:

  • Recognize, monitor, discipline and de-recognize Awarding Bodies
  • Recognize, monitor, discipline and de-recognize Assessment Agencies
  • Recognize, monitor, discipline and de-recognize Skill Information Providers
  • Frame guidelines for the approval of qualifications, and approve qualifications in the manner set out in such guidelines
  • Create and monitor a system of redressing grievances against recognized bodies

The NCVETÔÇÖs mission is to evolve a dynamic and quality oriented regulatory & monitoring ecosystem leading to creation of world class VET & Skilling infrastructure along with the pool of skilled human resource catering to both national & global requirements.

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