215 NSQF-trained students get placed in corporates


The students have been offered salary packages between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000 per month.

Students trained by the Haryana State Government’s Education Department and the Wadhwani Foundation, under the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) have secured jobs in the corporate world.

Around 289 students participated in the placement drive, out of which 215 got placed. Companies such as Dish TV, Eureka Forbes, Maruti, Nisa, Swift Securitas, Competent Synergies, Concentrix, Dr. ITM, Home Credit, WH Smith, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and MHire participated in this placement drive.

The students, who secured placement with the companies, have been offered a salary package between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000 per month, with the highest salary of Rs. 10,500 per month.

The Vocationalisation of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Scheme aligned with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) was launched in 2012–13 involving 40 schools and 4000 students in the State of Haryana.

The vocational courses initially included were related to automobiles, IT/ ITeS, retail and security. Beauty & wellness, patient care assistance as well as physical education & sports were later introduced in the second year, with an addition of 100 more schools. Haryana’s State Education Department, with support from the Wadhwani Foundation and other stakeholders, have trained over 565 vocational trainers in implementation strategies and e-learning programmes in the schools.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has announced programmes for mainstream skilling in High Schools. In addition, UGC has announced a Community Colleges Scheme and BVoc Programme, to train millions of post-secondary students to become knowledge workers for the global economy. These industry-linked skill development programmes are aligned with the Government-notified National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). Given the current high-paced growth and dynamic investment climate in India, the demand for knowledge workers with high levels of hard and soft skills will only increase.

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