Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna ( PMKVY )
Kovida is the Skill Training and entrepreneurship development division of NYCS, launched in November 2014. India is the largest democracy in the world and the youth of the country is revolutionary. NYCS believes that youths are the backbone of our economic development of the Nation. Channelizing the strength of our youth is the key to make the nation self-sustainable. On this background, NYCS being the organization working for the youth for their economic development through supporting the various innovative ideas in production, manufacturing, servicing etc. has launched KOVIDA (Sanskrit meaning of ‘Skills’) for facilitating entrepreneurship and self-employment through skilling youth and other stakeholders in various trades. In a very short span we take this pride in organizing Skill training activities across the nation while working in all the components of PMKVY i.e., Short Term training, Special Projects and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
The realistic picture of skilled India has not yet been achieved due to lack of rendering proper knowledge and training to people. Though the requirement of skilled manpower in various fields is incredibly high, the supply & its availability are very low. The skilled manpower which India can provide to the world and deploy in various sectors for its own industrial growth holds immense potential. KOVIDA aims to provide the entire value chain from skill development programme, entrepreneurship promotion, incubation/ placement assistance to linking to financial institutions, handholding and mentoring for enterprise creation.
Launch Program Of Kovida
KOVIDA was launched in a National Seminar held in Delhi. The dignitaries present in the launch include Hon. Minister for Oil & Natural Gas Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan & BJP National Vice President Shri.Vinayaji Sahasrabuddhe, ABVP National Organizing Secretary Shri. Sunilji Ambekar who also shared their valuable thoughts & expectations from KOVIDA. During the launch NYCS President Shri. Rajesh Pande, Shri Prakash Sahu, MD, NYCS presented the Road Map ahead. Experts from Skill Development sector like Mr. Jaikant Singh, NSDC Partnership Head, Shri. Mallikarjunji, Chairman, F-Tech Dr. Prasad Deodhar, Shri. Sanjay Ganjoo, CEO, Dainik Bhaskar Foundation also presented various initiatives, opportunities & Challenges in Skill Development sector.
Kovida Entrepreneurship Development Program
In the view of the skill development scenario, KOVIDA - NYCS has undertaken technical trainings for economically underprivileged youth population of the country. As a part of this project, NYCS Ltd. has conducted employment/self-employment based training programme for unemployed youths of India. The training programme also focuses on women empowerment. The trades/job roles identified are as per NSDC guidelines and are selected based on the preferred sectors provided in the Skill Gap report. The trades in which NYCS has trained participants are: Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Travel & Tourism, Back-hoe loader operator, Sewing machine operator, Customer-Service Executive, Computer Hardware and Networking, Electrical etc.
The training programmes contain Entrepreneurship and Life Skill components which would be beneficial in overall development of the beneficiaries. All the trainees are assisted in placement after completion of training. Also the Jananidhi branch of NYCS Ltd. assists the beneficiaries in disbursing loan that wish to start their own enterprise and are seeking loan for the same. The entire programme would be assessed by a third party assessing agency for quality assurance of the programme.
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Kovida CSR Programs
NYCS - KOVIDA was awarded its first Skill Development Project under CSR of MNGL. Under the programme Crane Operator training, Back Hoe Loader, Gas Plumbing training, Readymade garment manufacturing courses was organized in Baramati, Nagpur, Latur, Sangamner, Ahmednagar and Higoli districts of Maharashtra. The second Skill Development Centre in Delhi is starting dated April 15th under CSR of IGL. The trainings of Gas Plumber, Welder, Fitter and Fashion Designing were undertaken under the programme. 240 beneficiaries were trained in 2 months and placed in different organizations.
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Kovida Campus Entreprenuership Program
NYCS KOVIDA started Campus Entrepreneurship and Incubation Programme (CEIP). The Campus Entrepreneurship and Incubation Programme, one of the flagship programmes of NYCS was launched by Shri. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on February 13th, 2015 at SavitribaiPhule Pune University. The dignitaries present in the function were Shri. Rajesh Pande - President NYCS, Shri. Anil Shirole – MP Pune, Shri. Wasudev Gade - Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. Vitthal Kamat –MD Orchid Group of Hotels, Shri. Dilip Chenoy - CEO NSDC.
The Campus Entrepreneurship and Incubation programme (CEIP) is a programme to guide and mentor students to become entrepreneurs during their diploma and degrees in college of universities. After launch 23 colleges from Pune University are now agreed to implement this course in their colleges. This program will also be implemented in Delhi, Punjab, UP, Orissa and Kerala.
A MoU has to be signed by NYCS with colleges for implementing this program and NYCS will provide a Turn Key Project proposal for implementation of campus entrepreneurship & incubation program in respective colleges.
Activities under Campus Entrepreneurship:
• Awareness & Motivation about Entrepreneurship amongst students (Screening potential Entrepreneurs)
• Faculty Development Programme
• Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)
• Guidance for Business Plan preparation
• Mentoring and Incubation
• Innovators and Investors meet