EOI for Registration of Industry, Educational Institutions & Training Partners under Saksham– Kaushalya Vardhan Kendra (KVK 2.0) Scheme


Gujarat Skill Development Mission (GSDM), invites online applications for registration of Industry, Educational Institutions & Training Partners under Saksham– Kaushalya Vardhan Kendra (KVK 2.0) Scheme.


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Proposal Submission

Proposals for different Training Types as described in section 1.2.1 under Saksham will be through Online Mechanism on GSDM portal.

Link for proposal submission & registration: https://skills.gujarat.gov.in/gsdmdev/ProjectSankalpTrainingProvider/Registration?SchemeIDsakshamorsankalp=39

For Short-term training GSDM will invite proposals in specified templates and time period. In case of Special Projects, implementation partners may develop projects basis uniqueness, committed outcomes, etc. Approval and rejection of all proposals will be as per sole discretion of GSDM discretion.

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About Saksham Scheme:

The “Saksham” – KVK 2.0 Scheme of the Gujarat Skill Development Mission (GSDM) aims to establish a skill and entrepreneurship development programme for a varied group of rural/peri-urban beneficiaries at the block/village level in the state.


The objective of “Saksham” – KVK 2.0 is to:
• Enable varied skilling programmes at the block/village level to equip beneficiaries with skills for employability and entrepreneurship
• Establish Kaushalya Vardhan Kendra (KVK) at district/block level
• Enhance access to skilling programmes within block/village
• Improve inclusiveness through special projects for less privileged groups such as Women, SC&ST, Transgenders, PwD, Patients recovered from Mental illness, Senior Citizens, etc
• Promote entrepreneurship at block/village level through start-up creation support for promising beneficiaries

Saksham Model

Through “Saksham” – KVK 2.0, GSDM will enable skill development training at block/village level towards empowering a wide range of beneficiaries in the state of Gujarat. Key aspects of Saksham scheme are as follows:
Training Type

  1. Short-term Skill Training for imparting Industry/Job Skills
  2. Special Projects for imparting Industry/Job Skills to special beneficiary groups such as:
    a. Women
    b. People with Disabilities (PwD)
    c. Transgender Community
    d. Senior Citizens
    e. Persons recovered from Mental illness
    Note: Implementation partners may develop special projects at blocks/villages with committed outcomes in line with the guidelines, to meet the unique needs of the aforesaid beneficiary group. In case of special projects, the Implementation Partner may recommend NSQF / GCVT job roles to meet the special outcomes envisaged for such projects, however, the duration should not exceed 500 hrs. Approval of concept, job roles, etc. for Special Projects will solely at the discretion of GSDM.

Target Beneficiaries: Saksham aims to cover rural and peri-urban beneficiaries as follows:

Short-term Skill Training
• Age Group: Minimum 14 years (as per labour law for non-hazardous
occupations) and maximum 59 years.
• Beneficiary profile: Domicile of Gujarat

Special Projects targeting unique beneficiary groups
• Age Group: Minimum 14 years
• Beneficiary profile: Domicile of Gujarat

Scheme Implementation

GSDM will implement “Saksham” – KVK 2.0 scheme through Implementation Partners. Reputed Industry, Training Providers and Educational Institutions are invited to partner with GSDM to implement this scheme at the block/village level.

Eligibility Criteria


Educational Institutions

Training Partner

Proposal Presentation

All short-listed eligible applicants will be called for detailed presentation as part of the selection process. The template for the presentation will be provided by GSDM.

For detailed information and “Saksham” – KVK 2.0 Guidelines, click the below link: