National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency for skill and entrepreneurship development working under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, will organizelndiaSkills2021 National Competition at India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 6 to 10 January 2022. 

Under Skill India Mission, the country’s biggest skill competition will bring together more than 500 participants from 26 states/ union territories, covering 54 skills such as beauty therapy, cyber security, floristry, auto body repair, cloud computing, water technology, painting and decorating, health and social care, among others.

Seven new-age skills robot systems integration, additive manufacturing, digital construction, industry 4.0, renewable energy, mobile applications development, and industrial design technology have been introduced to the competition this year, keeping pace with the emerging technologies.


Witnessing over 2.5 lakh registrations, India Skills 2021 began with district and state-level competitions in August-September. The state-level competitions were conducted across 26 states/ UTs. This was followed by four regional competitions for East (Patna), West(Gandhinagar), North (Chandigarh) and South  (Visakhapatnam), where 1,500 competitors pitted their skills against each other to qualify for the national round. The 500+finalists from the four regionals will now be exhibiting their skills at the National level to vie for gold and a silver medal in each skill category.

Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer, NSDC said, “IndiaSkills Competition aims to create a pool of talented and skilled workforce, who will fuel the economic growth of the country. The competition offers a national platform to the youth and exposure to global training standards. It is a step towards discovering the power of skills and making vocational training aspirational for the youth.”