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Success Stories Surya Mitra Skill Development Training Programme
at Delhi (NISE)


The Ministry of New Renewable Energy, Government of India has taken an initiative to installed 100 GW solar project by 2022 in co-ordination with State Nodal Agencies. However, there are gaps in the capacity and quality of training infrastructure as well as outputs, insufficient focus on workforce aspirations, lack of certification and common standards and a pointed lack of focus on the unorganized sector. In order to achieve this mission more than 50,000 skilled manpower are required for installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance in the field of solar technology. Recognizing the need and urgency of quickly coordinating the efforts of all concerned stakeholders in the field of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India notified the formation of the Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on 31st July, 2014 which subsequently led to the creation of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on 10th Nov, 2014. "Skilling India" is the dream project of Honorable Prime minister of India for creating job opportunities for the unemployed youth in the various services and manufacturing sectors throughout the country. It is a flagships program of the PMO targeting to create 500million skilled manpower by 2020. Renewable energy is one of these targeted sectors, and National Institute of Solar Energy, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is assigned with the responsibility to execute the various skill development programmes throughout the country in the field of renewable energy technology.


The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), is the apex National R&D institution in the field of Solar Energy. NISE is organizing "Suryamitra" skill development programmes in collaboration with State Nodal Agencies, at various locations across the country.

The programme aims to develop the skills of youth, considering the opportunities for employment in the growing Solar Energy Power project's installation, operation & maintenance in India and abroad. The Suryamitra Programme is also designed to prepare the candidates to become new entrepreneurs in Solar Energy sector. The Suryamitra Skill Development Programmes are sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India.


Developed a network of quality instructors/trainers and maintain database as a portal for matching the demand and supply of skilled workforce in the country. Supported weaker and disadvantaged sections of society through focused outreach programs and targeted skill development activities.


Participants were certified by the NISE on the solar energy concept.


Participants were trained from the introduction to the installation of the solar power plant and as per the target of the JNNSM i.e. 100GW by 2022, this program played a significant role to achieve the target.

  • Sponsors/Partners: Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST)
  • Duration: February 2016 to November 2016


The main objective of this training programme is to train 10+2 passed, ITI/diploma holders/ to execute and successful implement National Solar Mission across the country.


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