EOI for Empanelment of Training Centres for Imparting Training under VARUNMITRA Skill Development Training Programme


NISE invites response document to this Expression of Interest for the selection of TCs to impart training under Varunmitra Skill Development Programme on PAN India basis against the programme sanctioned by MNRE for FY2023-24.

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Empanelled TCs may also be considered for FY2024-25 subject to the programme sanctioned by MNRE and also subject to the fulfilment of all qualifying conditions. As per present sanction all empanelled training centres to ensure completion of training by June 2025. However, this date may be extended subject to the receipt of sanction from MNRE.

About Varunmitra Skill Development Programme

Solar PV Water Pumping systems are one of the most useful applications of Solar Energy for meeting irrigation needs. Through the KUSUM scheme, Govt. aims to incentivize farmers to run Solar farm water pumps and use barren land for generating solar power.

Installation of such a large number of Solar Pumps would need trained and skilled manpower for installation/commissioning as well as repair/maintenance. The objective of the present training programme is to impart knowledge and guidance in the design, installation, commissioning, safety, troubleshooting as well as operation & maintenance of the solar water pumping systems to create a pool of trained and skilled workforce which will be called as” VARUNMITRAS“. This is a 3 weeks/21 days/120 hours residential skill development programme following the Qualification Pack (QP) of SGJ/Q0112 details of the QP is available at

The applicable National Occupational Standard (NOS) is SGJ/N0134 for the design, Installation, and Commissioning of Solar Water Pumping Systems. The preferable qualification for participants will be as per QP SGJ/Q0112. Special emphasis is to be given to the persons coming from rural backgrounds, women, unemployed youth, SC/ST category. The participants would be provided boarding and lodging facilities at the Training Centre (TC) by the Training Partner (TP). At the end of the course, Assessment and certification shall be done by the Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ). Any change in the assessing body (SCGJ) shall be informed by NISE. The list of Equipment and Curriculum for conducting training under Varunmitra is attached as Annexure 1-2. NISE reserves the right to modify/change/update/amend/cancel the Expression of Interest (EoI) without specifying any reason. Any query related to this EoI can be sent to e-mail [email protected]

Last date to submit the online application is 30/04/2024 up to 5:30PM

Eligibility Criteria (All TCs must fulfil following criteria so as to be considered for
further evaluation as per technical scoring criteria given at para 2.3)

(i) The TC must be an Institute/ Engineering College/ Polytechnic College/ ITI/NGO/Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) or any other affiliated skill development centre with proper infrastructure as per para 2.5.
(ii) TC must have training experience in the renewable energy/ solar energy.
(iii) The TC must have Faculty with proper knowledge of Solar Water Pumping/ Solar Energy Programmes. To support this, a CV with relevant documents for each faculty must be submitted. The same requirements are applicable to guest faculty, if any.
(iv) TC must have well equipped laboratory, classroom facilities and residential facilities as per para 2.5.
(v) The institute must have Solar Water Pumping System facility for training like Fixed, Seasonal Tilt, Horizontal Axis Tracker and Dual Axis Tracker.

Technical Scoring Criteria – maximum 100 Marks

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