The outbreak and rapid spread of Coronavirus world-wide and India has put the country through testing times. With schools, colleges, universities and training institutes shut down and the country-wide prevalent lockdown, the youth of the country find themselves in a situation like never-before. It is without a doubt that the situation has majorly affected the course-work and learning of the students at various levels. While the Government of India is doing everything in its power to contain the spread of the virus and enable the country to function simultaneously amidst lockdown, the citizens, particularly the youth also need to shoulder responsibility to ensure that they utilise the time at home to the best of their ability.
NSDC eSkill India Platform
The digital learning platform of the National Skill Development Corporation, e Skill India provides a platform for skill seekers to learn something new while at the comfort of their homes. The advancement in technology has had a profound impact in making our day-to-day lives easier. eSkill India makes use of technology in enabling learning through methods like virtual and remote classrooms.
With aggregated content from various digital knowledge providers such as SAS, TCS, IBM, Salesforce BetterU, Simplilearn, Amrita University and other prominent sources, NSDC has created a rich database of courses which leverage on the strengths of each of these individual providers. eSkill India is available both in web-based an application based formats. This allows the learners to choose the device through which they wish to learn. The interface of both the web-based as well the Application is user-friendly. Learning of new skills is, thus, only a click away.
NSDC's eSkillIndia portal: How to Register for Courses
Learners can find a course of their choice both on the web and the APP by means of a simple search mechanism and an easy registration process. New Users will be required to enter their valid email Id or mobile number which will allow them to access a wide catalogue of courses that will include both free and paid courses.
Existing skill trainees who have registered through NSDC's approved training partners (Government scheme-based or Fee-based models) can use their already generated and authenticated NSDC candidate ID to search for courses. Existing users, however, will also need to complete the registration process.
eSkill India: Types of Courses
The digital platform of NSDC offers a wide range of courses in over 10 languages. While there are courses that teach basic employability enhancing skills such as customer services, digital and financial literacy, communication skills,etc., there are also trade-oriented courses such as Apparel, Healthcare, Beauty, Retail, Agriculture, Automotive, Tourism, etc. from which the learners can choose from. Several courses such as empowering women homemakers to be entrepreneurs can also be found on the eSkill India platform.
eSkill India: Vision & Aim
The primary vision behind the eSkil India portal is to provide a digital drive to the Government of India’s ‘Skill India’ mission. The learners taking up these online courses will not only gain knowledge of basic communication skills, technical skills and financial literacy but can also learn about micro entrepreneurial skills that allow them to be socially and economically self-dependent along with learning about Information and Communication technology and its varied uses.
NSDC’s eSkill India aims to provide training to people on key functional skills that will give their confidence the required boost at the start of their entrepreneurial or employment journey. The e-learning platform also provides the learners with formative and summative assessments and e-certificates when the learners successfully complete the course they had undertaken.
eSkill India: Additional Courses
In addition to offering a wide range of courses for the skill seeker, eSkill India also provided reskilling and upskilling courses for the already employed. The next-generation courses on topics widely in demand such as Machine Learning and Analytics, Big Data Science can also be accessed on the platform. These courses are offered by the tech giants of the country such as IBM, TCS, SAS India etc.
So, learners and skill seekers seize the opportunity make the most of your time at home. Learn, upgrade and better yourself with eSkill India. Enrol today!