The Ministry has engaged actively with several countries with the purpose of technology transfer in skill training, training of trainers, setting up of model and centres of excellence. In addition, active collaboration is being sought in the area of creation of international mobility through mapping of job roles and development of transnational standards. Overall, the strategy for International framework focuses around implementing and adapting the best practices in skill development of respective countries systems in India. The following MoUs have been signed by the Ministry and/or its organizations recently.




Signed By


Expected Outcomes/Deliverables










United Kingdom






UK India Education & Research Initiative












Mar, 2015
1) Institutional capacity building of UK and Indian officials and institutions handling skills development
2) Sharing of technical expertise, building linkages and identification of gap in the areas of skill development, curriculum development and reform, benchmarking of assessment, accreditation models, and certification and training methods.
3) Sharing of best practices in approved areas including policies on skills development, credit framework designs, occupational standards and apprenticeship models.
4) Joint initiatives such as validation of National Occupational Standards and other initiatives on Sector Skill Council engagement through the National Skill development Corporation (NSDC) and UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)
5) Joint activities on teacher training and use of ICT, MOOCs and other digital initiatives.
6) Underpinning collaborative research or study to focus as decided on priority areas
7) Joint training on entrepreneurship development in approved areas.
Association of Colleges UK
Jan, 2014
Member colleges of AoC and NSDC Training Partners to collaborate in support in building training capacity, functional skill assessments, international benchmarking in certifications.
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on behalf of the Government and the Devolved Administrations of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


DGT (then under MoLE)


Nov, 2013

1) Institutional capacity building of UK and Indian official and institutes handling skill development and employment services
2) Sharing of technical expertise, building linkages and identification of gaps in the areas of skill development and employment services, improvement in curriculum, benchmarking of assessment, certification and training methods.
3) Supporting development of employment services in India on the lines of National Careers Service, UK.



UKCES (UK Commission on Employment and Skills)






Mar, 2011

UKIERI funding supports Indian and UK counterparts to jointly bid for projects primarily for execution in India related to Skill Development and/or SSC collaboration.

This Project aimed to support NSDC in establishing a network of Sector Skills Councils and their capacity building in India through a series of workshops. Aspects included promotion, contracting, funding, performance management, impact assessment, Standards and Qualifications, Qualification frameworks and supporting the incubation of two SSCs, in Agriculture and Media Sectors.






IMOVE (International marketing of Vocational Education under BiBB)




May, 2011

Knowledge transfer and fostering of private sector inititaives and collaboration in VET between Indian and German stakeholders (SSCs/Chambers, training providers, research institutions, corporations and other public and private entities)


Federal Ministry for Education and Research of Federal Republic of Germany


DGT (Then under MoLE)


May, 2011

1) Creating Public Private Partnership (PPP) on pattern of German dual system.
2) German assistance in upgrading Vocational Training Institutions in India.
3) Training of Trainers (ToTs).
4) Sharing and development of competency standards.
5) Mutual recognition of qualifications.
6) Development of content and instructional material.
7) Strengthening Research & Development.
8) Assessing Labour Market demand and converting it into training modules.








TAFE SA and Heraud




Jan, 2015

A Global Standard Multi Skill Development Center to be setup by TAFE SA in partnership with Heraud Training & Education in Delhi NCR.


TAFE directors Australia




Nov, 2014

1) Joint cooperation in baseline curriculum support for targeted vocational education training
2) Reciprocal staff exchange and study tours to develop professional capability
3) Advanced teacher training programs for technical trainers and teachers
4) Joint symposium with senior NSDC and TDA Australian TAFE
Australian Council for Private Education & Training (ACPET)
Nov, 2014
Promote strategic partnerships between ACPET members, NSDC and NSDC Training partners
Department of Industry, Australia and now shifted to Department of Education
Sept, 2014
1) Developing transnational standards to strengthen skills mobility by making NOS transnational in 4 sectors (Auto, Healthcare, Telecom & IT) across 8 job roles.
2) Capability building of TVET trainers and assessors in India











US community Colleges





Apr, 2015

3 loan proposals from:
• Houston Community College, Texas
• Lone Star Community College, Texas*
• Alamo Community College, Texas*
*MoU Underway – Work has started with colleges

Objective: To set up Academies of Excellence in India mainly in Capacity Building of the type and quality matching International Standards. Each entity is committing to create minimum 50,000 qualified skill Trainers & assessors in a period of 10 yrs.
Additionally, the objectives include developing expertise in areas of curriculum development, teaching and learning resources development, occupational standards, testing and certification etc.



US-India Business Council (USIBC)






Nov, 2014

To work with US companies to ensure that in a span of 3 years, they support 10 training centres that are expected to scale to reach a capacity of around 10,000 persons per year. Over a 10 year period these centres should be able to train 1,000,000 people.

The specified sectors are Life Sciences, Healthcare, Tourism, Hospitality, Automotive, Electronics, Heavy Equipment Manufacturing, FMCG, Aviation, BFSI, IT/ITES, Agriculture, Defense and Infrastructure.
















Associate of Canadian Community Colleges
















Feb, 2014

The following 3 categories of MoUs have been signed.

a. Community Colleges:
1. Seneca College – Non-Technical Aviation
2. Canadore – Technical Aviation
3. Fleming – Water
4. College of New Caledonia – Hydrocarbons
5. Algonquin – Construction
6. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Hydrocarbons
7. Bow Valley and Camosun College – Sports
8. Camosun College – Healthcare
9. Durham College – Agriculture and Automotive
10. Fanshawe – Apparel & Textile
b. CICan (Colleges & Institutes Canada - erstwhile Association of Community Colleges of Canada)

c. SSCs: Eco-Canada to assist Green Jobs SSC; ICTC-CTIC to assist IT, Telecom & Electronics SSCs

Objectives: Community colleges - 10 loan proposals to set up Academies of Excellence in India of the type and quality matching International Standards. Each entity is committing to create min 50,000 qualified skill Trainers & Assessors in a period of 10 yrs.

Canadian SSCs - to jointly work with Indian SSCs on developing NOS & transnational standards to enhance the mobility of labour. The objectives also include curriculum development, teaching & learning resources development, testing & certification etc.






Ministry of Education, Singapore






Jul, 2012

1) Capability Development in Vocational Education & Skill Development(VE&SD).
2) Institute of Technical Education may help in the capability development of India’s VE and SD officials and staff.
3) Advisory Services: ITE may provide advisory services to enhance planning, management and delivery of VE and SD in India, including the setting up of vocational training institutes/ centres or schools.



European Union



European Commission






Jun, 2014

1. Enhanced capacity of the beneficiary institutions to apply and adopt a European best practice perspective as and where relevant, in work relating to skills development.
2. Substantial progress made in the development and maintenance of the national qualification framework for India, including the National Occupational coding
3. Labour market information systems and analysis practices enhanced at the national level and the state level on a pilot basis.



CNCP ( Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle- CNCP)




Jan, 2015

Work out methods of cooperation in the area of qualifications register between India and France



TVTO ( Technical and Vocational Training Organisation)




Jul, 2014

Sharing of NOS & QP with training providers to support IT based training systems.












May, 2015

The main areas of cooperation in the MoU are establishment of sub-centres near the industrial park in Vadodara, advisory and knowledge sharing, development and designing of courses and curriculum, skill standards, qualification framework and competency standards, participation by business entities and industries from China and India, development of business models for skill development in PPP mode.