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Vocational Training is a concurrent subject under the constitution. The Central and State Government share responsibility for effective implementation of vocational Training system in the country. At the National level, the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE & T) Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) is the nodal body to formulating policies, laying down norms, standards, conducting trade tests and Certification of vocational training under the aegis of training advisory body “National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).

Government of India have taken an initiative to get 1 million people trained annually and 5 million by 2020 in various trades in order to enhance their employability in the job market, through Modular Employable Skills – Skill Development Initiative Scheme (MES-SDIS) scheme run by (DGE&T) under Ministry of Labour and Employment

A National Project Management Cell (NPMC) in DGE & T Hqrs and six regional Cells (RDAT) have been set up. Each region may consist of a number of states/Union Territories and constitutes a State Society to implement the scheme.

What Is The Scheme?

  • DGE & T’s MES-SDI scheme has been developed to provide vocational training to school leavers, existing skilled and semi-skilled workers, ITI graduates, etc. to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available with Government / Private institutions and the industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme.
  • Demand driven short-term training courses based on Modular Employable Skills (MES) decided in consultation with industry.

What Is MES?

  • MES -Modular Employable Skills defines the minimum skill set in a chosen trade or profession which is sufficient to get an employment in job market.

How It Helps?

  • In this scheme, Central Government will facilitate and promote training against a nominal refundable fee while various Vocational Training Providers (VTPs), registered under DGE&T will conduct the actual practical and theoretical training courses.
  • Flexible training timing (part time, full time, weekends, on-site / off-site to suit the needs of various segments of people.

Who Are VTPS?

  • ITIs, any other Government or Private Training Institutes recognised by Govt of India and registered under DGE&T who provide practical and theoretical training courses to the candidates under MES scheme are known as Vocational Training Providers.

Who Is an ‘Assessing Body’ and What Is it’s Role?

  • Testing and assessment of skill and of candidates / trainees after the training is over is to be done by independent organisations / bodies known as assessing bodies, who would not be involved in providing training to candidates. This is done to ensure that assessment is done impartially and without any prejudice.
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The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India)
The institute is an empanelled Assessing Body by DGE&T under the MES-SDI scheme for the Fabrication Sector courses in all States and Union Territories in India. The operation of the certification system of IIW-India is strictly guided by a quality manual.

Qualified and Approved Assesors conducts examination and tests as specified for evaluation of knowledge and skill levels for recommending certification in the following courses under Fabrication Sector:

    • FAB 101: Basic Welding (Gas)
    • FAB 102: Basic Welding (Arc)
    • FAB 103: Gas cutting
    • FAB 204: TIG Welding
    • FAB 205: MAG/CO2 Welding
    • FAB 206: Fabrication Welding
    • FAB 207: TIG and Arc Welding
    • FAB 108: Basic Fitting Work
    • FAB 109: Basic Sheet Metal Work
    • FAB 210: Structural Fabrication
    • FAB 211: Pipe Fabrication
Interested candidates for Certification under the scheme may contact IIW-India at 033-22813208 or mail to

With a mission to be the Premier Professional Institute in India for the advancement of Welding Science & Technology and related activities, IIW-India has been continuously developing itself for achievement of Assist Human resources development in Welding in India.

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