Steps taken by the government to promote Skill Development; 5 Skill Universities have been established

New Delhi: During last 05 years, following five (05) Skill Universities have been established:-

S.No Name of university Date/Year ofNotification/Establishment
1. ShriVishwakarma Skill University Gurugram, Haryana. 20.09.2016
2. Symbiosis Skills and Professional University, Pune, Maharashtra 05.05.2017
3. Bhartiya Skill Development University, Jaipur, Rajasthan. 30.03.2017
4. Rajasthan ILD Skills University (RISU), Jaipur, Rajasthan. 30.03.2017
5. Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University,

New Delhi


In the year 2020-21, 139 universities were approved by UGC to offer skill-based programmes. UGC has also issued Guidelines for Apprenticeship/Internship embedded Degree Progrmame and all the universities have been requested to introduce such degree program.

Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) are implementing “Degree Apprenticeship” programme in Retail, Logistics and Media. So far 47 institutions are imparting Degree Apprenticeship.

The year-wise number of institutions approved by UGC, to offer skill-based programmes are as under :

Year Number of Institutions
2016-17 425
2017-18 424
2018-19 624
2019-20 354
2020-21 1208

The amount utilized under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by various companies in “enhancing vocational skills” under the heading of “promotion of education” as enshrined in the Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 in the last six years are given below :-

Development Sector FY 2014-15


FY 2015-16


FY 2016-17 FY








Total (Rs. in Cr.)
Vocational Skill (in Rs. Cr.)  277.07  344.40  373.46  391.76  759.49  




(Data upto 31.03.2021)            (Source: National CSR Data Portal)

The information was given by the Union Minister of Education, ShriDharmendraPradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.