PM Vishwakarma Yojana Skill Training Upgrade Artisans Skills

pm vishwakarma yojana providing skill upgradation training to vishwakarmas that building the confidence to get handsome job and make them entrepreneur
pm vishwakarma yojana skill training

Vishwakarmas creating beautiful and meaningful items with their domain skilling but nowadays the popularity of the craftsmanship steadily diminished due to new discoveries coming and changing consumer preferences. Therefore GoI plans to implement skill upgradation among the traditional artisans and craftspeople through PM Vishwakarma Yojana. This skill intervention is comprised of three components: (1) Skill Assessment (2) Basic Training (3) Advanced Training. Let us delve into the three components of skill upgradation under PM Vishwakarma in more detail.

Skill Assessment:

Skill assessment is a one-time mandatory activity integrated into the Basic Training program, which is conducted through computer based or physical test for evaluating Vishwakarmas' existing skills, observing their proficiency in using modern tools and techniques, and identify significant gaps that may need areas of improvement in subsequent training sessions to thrive in a competitive global landscape.

This assessment carried out one-on-one evaluation at the same location of the nominated for Basic Training and the participants list was shared with the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MOMSME) for receiving toolkit incentives.

Basic Training:

Basic Training is designed to be about 40 hours over 5-7 days for improving the skills of registered Vishwakarmas and make them eligible for drawing the first tranche of a loan mentioned in the scheme.

The coaching is delivered in a classroom mode held at district HQ/neighbouring districts/Industrial cluster by experienced certified trainers from different trades provide the training from industry associations and community organizations for each trade/type of Vishwakarmas.

During the workout classes, the teachers sharpening Vishwakarmas with comprehensive guidance and in-deapth subject on how to deal with modern tools skillfully and impart digital, financial, softskills as part of their skill upgradation and also provide quality materials and content in various formats -printed, electronic, and audio-visual. This will lead to acquire related marketing and entrepreneurial knowledge.

At the end of the Basic Training, an independent assessment is conducted and provided National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) certification to successful candidates such certificate instills confidence for entering into new business in their trade and possess a concrete plan on how to utilizing the subsequent Rs 1 lakh loan.

Advanced Training:

The Advanced Training session as formulated under the PM Vishwakarma Yojana will offer invaluable guidance to beneficiaries who wish to further upgrade their skills and knowledge after completing the Basic Training. Here is a brief explanation of the Advanced Training session.

(1). Duration:

It is 15 days or 120 hours drill will be highly beneficial and play a pivotal role in improving the overall performance of the beneficiaries.

(2). Teaching Module:

This exercise is crafted to provide them with a truly interactive learning including practical work sessions, and workshops to beneficiary deeply understanding of the latest technologies and contemporary design elements in their field. This allows them to refine their skills in their areas.

(3). Toolkits:

Video lectures on toolkits usage delivered by distinguished subject experts make their journey as future professionals on implementing new tricks with tools.

(4). Loan Awareness:

It is an eligibility condition for getting a second loan tranche of upto Rs 2 lakh.

(5). Assessment and Certification:

Similar to Basic Training, the Advanced Training session conducted an assessment at the end of the program, and successful candidates receive NSQF certification that enables them employment opportunities outside their work.

(6). Entrepreneurial Focus:

GoI establishing strategic collaborations with related industry partners for mutual benefit so that it has been designed with the current and future needs of the industry and market trends to equip Vishwakarmas to successfully transition from self-employment to establishing their own enterprises.

(7). Additional Benefits:

The data of trained Vishwakarmas stored on the digital india portal, which will be useful for providing regular updates on employment chances as well as emerging technologies in their business niche.

Implementation and Monitoring:

The journey of Vishwakarmas training sessions are conducted and skill training quality is monitored by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in collaboration with District Implementation Committee. These efforts are supervised by the state level committee, and information on skill upgradation is provided by Common Service Centers (CSCs).

However MSDE will be responsible for arranging training centers and facilities that are adequately equipped with the latest tools and technology for PM Vishwakarma organised and informed Vishwakarmas about their training schedule and locations, and also encourage all of them to actively participate and make this opportunity to fine-tune artisans skill set from various domains under the guidance of high skill level master trainers.

Most probably institutions' proximity to beneficiaries' locations because more convenient for both beneficiaries and instructors. This will be ordinarily carried out at the district level except low population trades may be set up in neighbouring districts or industrial clusters.

Training Stipend:

Both Basic and Advanced trainers will receive wage compensation support in the form of a Rs 500 stipend per day, which can be credited by MSDE into the Aadhar linked bank account of the beneficiary through DBT. While offering free boarding & lodging and travel allowance to all the candidates.

Some Common Doubts and Clarifications:

(Q1). Are there any provisions for artisans who may have physical challenges during practice time?

Ans: There is no additional provisions for candidates with special needs.

(Q2). What are the consequences for artisans who do not undergo skill assessment?

Ans: The consequences for artisans who do not undergo skill assessment will be:

  • Artisans will not be able to move ahead to the basic and advanced training.
  • Artisans will be unable to avail scheme related benefits like loans upto INR 3 lakhs, boarding & lodging, wage compensation, travel allowance, training on usage of toolkits, and market support for business enhancement.

(Q3). What are the consequences if artisans fail the skill assessment?

Ans: It must be noted that skill assessment does not entail pass or fail.

(Q4). What documents candidates should bring at the time of appearing skill training centre?

Ans: The candidates are not required to take any specific document as the data is digitally available. However, for convenience a candidate may take PMV id which is mentioned on the PMV certificate and ID.

(Q5). How to Know Training Center (TC) details?

Ans: The candidate who has been verified successfully after three level of verification must have received a message with a link on his/her registered mobile number to download PM Vishwakarma ID and Certificate. Successfully verified candidates can check with the nearest CSC for the training center, trade available at the TC and start date of trainings.


The skill upgradation under PM Vishwakarma Yojana is not merely acquiring knowledge; it keeps the long-term sustainability of traditional crafts and helps Vishwakarmas kickstart their businesses and is geared towards a competitive edge in the market through proper guidance with modern practices and technologies.

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