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Jan Shikshan Sansthan

This topic provides information about Jan Shikshan Sansthan.

Jan Shikshan Sansthan (formerly known as Shramik Vidyapeeth) provide vocational skills to non-literate, neo-literates as well as school drop-outs by identifying skills that have a market in the region of their establishment.

The Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan has been transferred from Ministry of Human Resource Development to Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in July-2018.

Target Group

  • Socio-economically backward and educationally disadvantaged groups of rural/urban population.
  • Main target include non-literate, neo-literates, person education upto 8th standard, school drop-outs, in the age group of 15-35 years.
  • Priority given to women, SC, ST, OBC and Minorities in rural areas and urban slums.


  • Polyvalent approach takes into account; learning needs, convenience of place and time of learners and trainers.
  • Course content, duration, methods, instructional arrangements and financial (CSR supported / Fee based trainings)
  • Livelihood cell to be encouraged the beneficiaries for self and wage employment and linkages with national / state portal for promotion of employment and job melas etc.
  • Courses having NSQF Compliant which has production, service and IT oriented.
  • Life Enrichment Education part of Skill training programme. Digital Literacy and life skills are also incorporated across the course curriculum.
  • Methodology of teaching includes theory, practical. Livelihood experience / apprenticeship, systematic evidence based internal assessment system, online certification, common branding.
  • Training of trainers through National Skill Training Institutes
  • Evaluation includes concurrent and terminal.
  • Feed-back/success story Performa developed

Course Curriculum

The vocational curriculum plays a vital role in imparting skills to the beneficiaries. Since inception of the Scheme, priority is given to the need based vocational courses which are suitable to the locality or for a group. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has accorded its approval for 30 vocational curriculums of DAE which are in compliance with NSQF norms. MES courses which are suitable to the target group of JSS during 2018-19 were adopted. The JSSs may choose the vocational courses according to their local market demand.

Fee for SC/ST candidates, who join vocational training under Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS), operating under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has been waived off, according to a government decision taken during June 2019.

Implementation guidelines

The JSS are being sanctioned to voluntary agencies/charitable trusts/no-profit organisations.

To know about the guidelines, click here.

To locate your nearest JSS, click here.

Source : Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship

Srihari N Oct 27, 2019 07:12 PM

Can we have more than one JSS in the same district? Srihari.

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