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NSDC and AVPL International Sign MoU to Establish 70 Skills and Incubation Hubs for global employment in Drone, IoT, Agriculture and allied sectors

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and AVPL International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish 70 Skills and Incubation Hubs for global employment in Drone, IoT, Agriculture and allied sectors across India. This initiative marks a significant step towards enhancing vocational training and skill development in the state.


“We are excited to partner with AVPL International to bring advanced training facilities and globally recognized certification programs to the youth” said Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of NSDC. “This initiative will not only enhance vocational training but also position India as a leader in global skill development.”


Under this partnership, AVPL International will also upgrade the existing training facilities at 50 locations to Global Skills and Incubation Hubs (GISH) across 12 Indian States . These hubs will offer certificate courses from prestigious institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), in collaboration with the NSDC Academy. Additionally, dual certification programs with international accreditation bodies will be available through NSDC International. These efforts aim to empower Indian youth with the skills needed for global employment opportunities.


“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with NSDC to establish 70 Skills and Incubation Hubs across India . This initiative will not only uplift the local workforce but also set a new benchmark in Drone,IOT,Agriculture and allied sectors training, enabling Indian youth to compete on a global stage. We are thankful Specially to Mr.Ved Mani Tiwari ,CEO,NSDC for his mentorship and guidance in this initiative . Our goal is to create a robust ecosystem for Drone,IOT,Agriculture and allied sectors training that aligns with international standards.” said Mr. Deep Sihag Sisai, Founder and Managing Director of AVPL International.


The comprehensive training programs will encompass cutting-edge fields such as drone technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), agriculture, and allied sectors. The initiative aims to train 1,40,000 candidates annually, equipping them with IIT-certified courses and internationally recognized accreditations.


The agreement was formalised by Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of NSDC, and Mr. Deep Sihag Sisai, Founder and Managing Director of AVPL International. Both leaders emphasised their commitment to boosting India’s leadership skills and enhancing the employability of the Indian workforce on a global scale.


This landmark collaboration underscores the shared vision of NSDC and AVPL International to drive skill development and foster economic growth through enhanced training and education.


About AVPL International:

AVPL International is a leading force in the drone ecosystem with Type certification for agriculture drones and Multiple RPTOs across India. We have a presence across 12 states, featuring 50 Global Skill and Incubation Hubs and 20 World Skill and Incubation Hubs dedicated exclusively to the Drone and Agriculture sectors. We offer Drone and Skill Training, Drone as a Service (DaaS), and Drone Manufacturing, along with a chain of agri-input retail outlets across India.


About National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC):

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a one-of-its-kind, Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in India, under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions. NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organizations that provide skill training. It will also develop appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives.