SHREYAS is a programme conceived for students in degree courses, primarily non-technical, with a view to introduce employable skills into their learning, promote apprenticeship as integral to education and also amalgamate employment facilitating efforts of the Government into the education system so that clear pathways towards employment opportunities are available to students during and after their graduation.Read More
Under the NAPS scheme, Central Government shares 25% of the stipend per month subject to a maximum of Rs.1500 p.m during the period of the apprenticeship. Apart from that, an amount upto Rs.7500 will be met towards basic training cost, where needed.
The primary scheme will be operated in conjunction with National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) which provides for placing of apprentices upto 10% of the total work force in every business/industry. The scheme will be implemented by the Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) , initially the Banking Finance Insurance Services (BFSI), Retail, Health care, Telecom, Logistics, Media, Management services, ITeS and Apparel. More sectors would be added over time with emerging apprenticeship demand and curriculum adjustments.
In all the tracks together, it is proposed to cover 50 lakh students by 2022.
The scheme would be operationalised by coordination of Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Ministry of Labour. The operation would be as given below:
SSCs would identify industries for apprenticeship, and would also conduct assessment leading to certification. They would be communicated the interest of the students as registered by the HEIs. They would, based on this, arrange and confirm the
establishments where the students would be provided as apprenticeships. Based on this, the HEIs would collect and furnish, full details of the participating students.The SSC will enrol them as apprentices and generate contracts between the student and the business enterprise. They will also conduct assessment of the candidate on completion of the apprenticeship and issue certification. Whereas the certification is not a guarantee for placement, it is expected to vastly enhance his choice of securing employment either in the same enterprise or any other enterprises in that sector.
Under this approach,the existing B.Vocprogrammes would be restructured into B.A (Professional), B.Sc (Professional) or B.Com (Professional) courses - which would include not only educational input, vocational input, but also a mandatory
apprenticeship ranging from 6 to 10 months depending on the requirement of the skill.
MSDE operates the NAPS programme through NSDC. They would not only monitor the programme, progress of the apprentices, but would finance the programme by disbursing the claims from the business enterprises towards
stipend reimbursement as per the NAPS.The ongoing efforts of the SSCs would be monitored by MoSDE, which would also periodically introduce new SSCs into the SHREYAS fold. The entire programme would progress with dynamic interface & information sharing between MHRD and MoSDE.