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Qualifications Development

February 2023

26th NSQC Meeting held on January 31, 2023

The 26th National Skills Qualifications Committee (NSQC) meeting under the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) was conducted through video conference on January 31, 2023, under the leadership of Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Chairperson of the NCVET.

The important takeaways from the discussion were as follows:

  • The 128 skill sets for various trades under 19 Institutes of the Tri-Services of India have been identified and mapped to the existing NSQF-aligned and approved Qualifications. NCVET also organized a two-day conference for Armed Forces officials to instruct them on developing and aligning qualifications according to NSQF criteria.
  • NCVET will take the necessary measures to modify NCO codes to incorporate appropriate work categories depending on future needs and offer stakeholders clarity on the standard occupation in the nation. It was recommended that the Committee be chaired by Dr. Vinita Aggarwal, Executive Member of NCVET, and consist of members from the Ministry of Labour and Employment, MSDE, UGC, AICTE, NCVET, DGT, NSDC, and a few Awarding Bodies to be formed.
  • The NSQC approved two new Certificate Templates for Upskilling/ Reskilling and Apprenticeship Qualifications (OT) for ABs other than DGT.
  • NCVET has designed a new Occupational Map template to correspond with the NCrF requirements and incorporate NCO-2015 codes. The redesigned template has been circulated to committee members and other stakeholders for comments by February 17, 2023, to NCVET at
  • The NCVET has archived 874 inactive qualifications initially approved in 2015, 2016, and 2017. All such credentials are now accessible through the NQR portal ‘archive section.

January 2023

25th NSQC Meeting held on January 5, 2023

The 25th National Skills Qualifications Committee (NSQC) meeting under the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) was conducted through video conference on January 5, 2023, under the leadership of Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Chairperson of the NCVET.

The important takeaways from the discussion were as follows:

  • Guidelines on the adoption of Qualifications by Awarding Bodies are now being developed and will be released shortly to make them more inclusive of content requirements, including NOSs, micro-credentials, ToT, ToA, and other needs.
  • A total of 48 qualifications (32 new and 16 revised), 2 NOSs, and 5 MCs were submitted to the committee for approval by different Awarding Bodies (ABs)
  • Additionally, the committee elucidated the usage of the same STT certificate template for the CSR and industry-funded training programs.
  • The committee considered ideas from different ABs for other certificate templates for different Upskilling Courses (other than the RPL certificate template). It directed NCVET to formalize another template for the same.
  • The National Credit Framework (NCrF) draught has been finalized following many stakeholder meetings and public engagement. It will be sent to the relevant authorities for approval and dissemination.
  • All 19 Institutions of the Tri-Services of India, i.e., the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, and the 17 Directorates of the Indian Army, have been formally integrated into the skill ecosystem of MSDE/NCVET under the 'Punah Sthapan' program by being recognized as Awarding Bodies (dual category).
  • The NCVET-recognized ABs were tasked with affiliating quality Training Centres in accordance with their needs, particularly for fee-based programs in future skills, new technological sectors, or in-demand career vocations.

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December 2022

8th Board of Standards Sub Committee:

FFSC organized the 8th Board of Standards Sub Committee meeting on 30th November’2022 for the newly elected BoS committee members from Pidilite, Homag, Livespace, and finesse interio. Nominations for convenors of Qualification Development and Capacity Building were initiated. Based on the consent of members, the following members have been appointed as the co-convenors for the year 2022-2023.

Co-Convenors: Capacity Building :

  • Mr. Rajesh Balakrishnan (represented by Dr. Shukla)
  • Mr. Venkatramana Gorti (represented by Mr. Suresh)

Co-Convenors: Qualification Development :

  • Mr. Gopal Dwivedi
  • Mr. Jagdish Mistry

November 2022

CBSE and FFSC to initiate Pilot Project on Introduction of Interiors & Furniture Skill Modules in Schools

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce Interior and Furniture based Skill modules for students in schools. The move is in line with the CBSE's vision to prepare students for the future by equipping them with the skills they need to succeed in the global economy. It is also in keeping with the government's 'Skill India' initiative, which aims to provide employment-oriented training to the youth.

The modules have been designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in interior design and furniture making. They will be taught as part of the regular curriculum in all CBSE-affiliated schools. The modules cover a wide range of topics such as furniture making, furniture design, space planning, color theory, lighting, etc. They also include practical woodworking, modular furniture assembly, and installation sessions. The modules will be offered as elective subjects and conducted by trained professionals. Students who complete the modules will be awarded a certificate by the CBSE. The modules will go a long way in helping students become well-rounded individuals ready to take on the challenges of the real world.

Content Creation Workshop for Skill India by NSDC

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has conducted a workshop on Quality standards for Content development and e-courses availability. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize the content developers about the importance of quality standards in content development. The workshop was attended by representatives from various SSCs and their content SPOCs.

During the workshop, the participants were apprised of the various quality standards for content development. A checklist of required specs and SOPs was presented to participants for uniformity in content development across different entities.

They were also informed about the launch of a new web portal by NSDC which will host all the e-content developed by different organizations. The web portal will help in standardizing the e-content and will also provide a platform for learners to access different content under one platform under the vision of “Free Education for All” by GOI. It is a welcome step by NSDC to promote quality content development in the country.

Awareness Workshops on Draft National Credit Framework (NCrF)

The launch of NCrF would act as an umbrella to all the other different bodies, promoting the integration of Academic and Vocational domains. An awareness workshop was hosted by IIT Delhi for the Stakeholders Consultation on Draft National Credit Framework (NCrF) jointly developed by UGC, AICTE, NCVET, NCERT, CBSE, NIOS, DoSEL, DoHE, MoE and MSDE on 21st November 2022 at IIT Delhi.

These kind of workshops would be conducted across PAN India to get inputs from the different stakeholders till 30th Nov. Multiple meeting would be conducted to get the feedback.

Preparation for Launch of PMKVY 4.0

The fourth edition of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is expected to be launched by the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry (MSDE) shortly. Six Job Roles from FFSC has been selected for the same. FFSC will soon be aligning TOT/TOA Batches to create a pool of trainers and assessors for the selected job roles.

October 2022

Workshop at NSTI, Noida

FFSC team was invited by the National Skill Training Institute (NSTI), Noida to conduct an orientation session and knowledge workshop where students were briefed about the importance of skilling through vocational education and the industry demands in the field of Interior Design.
Students were also given a demo of modular furniture assembly.
The hands-on activity of assembling a chair and a cabinet was also conducted for students by the team.

Meeting at NSDC for Agniveer

Under the Agniveer Yojna all the SSC’s inclung FFSC were invited for the briefing and introduction with the Army officers.
Under the Yojna different trainings and traits given to the officials were mapped against the SSC and small groups were formed for further detailed discussions.
The next meeting was within the group where qualifications were discussed to be mapped against the trait.

Launch of NCrF

Union Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan launched a draft of National Credit Framework (NCrF) on October 19th in New Delhi for public consultation. Propagating the vision of National Education Policy (NEP) NCrF enables the integration of academic and vocational eductaion. Mr. Pradhan said that the NCrF would act as an umbrella for skilling, upskilling, re skilling, accredation and evaluation encompassing our people in eductaion and skilling institutions.
“NCrF recognises no hard separation between different areas of learning, i.e. arts and sciences, vocational and academic streams, curricular and extra-curricular for the purpose of assignment of credits and credit levels,” the draft stated.

Appreciation to NOS Group Members in Furniture Skills Global Conclave

FFSC recognized the contributions of several industry organizations, stalwarts and professionals for their unwavering support and contribution towards the fulfilment of Mission 2025 being the NOS group member of Furniture Installation & Interior Designing occupations.

• Interior Designing NOS Member

• Furniture Installation NOS Member

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