Founded in 1950, WorldSkills is the global hub for skills excellence and development. WorldSkills brings youth, industries, and educators together to give youth the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice. From the traditional trades to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by partners, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WorldSkills vision is to improve the world through the power of skills. It has 75 Member countries and regions,all working with youth, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.

WorldSkills India

WorldSkills India is an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. NSDC, through its WorldSkills India initiative, has been leading the country's participation at WorldSkills International competitions since 2011.

The key objectives of WorldSkills India are to:

  • Promulgate skills in society to motivate the youth to pursue vocational education.
  • Champion skills and learning for work through local, regional, national and international skills competitions
  • Create partnership network comprising of government, industry, academic partners, VET institutions, trade associations and youth to promote skills
  • Establish long-term association with WorldSkills International and other WorldSkills member countries


Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) & National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) launched India’s first National Skills Competition- IndiaSkills, a biennial competition.

Vision & Mission

  • Platform where emerging professionals can display their workplace skills with utmost perfection and make India proud.
  • Facilitate cooperation between government, industry and academia
  • To create nationwide awareness, ownership and participation across various skills.
  • To help Indian youth attain world class standards of competence, excellence and productivity.


Rajesh Agrawal

Official Delegate

Ranjan Choudhury

Technical Delegate & Head

Ravi Kharbanda

Technical Delegate Assistant

Ashish Malhotra

Deputy Head, WorldSkills India

Indira Thakur

Manager, WorldSkills India


What is WorldSkills International competition?

WorldSkills International is the largest skill competition in the world, organised once every two years in one of the member countries. More than 1300 contestants below the age of 23, compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, in over 50 skills. The competition is held over a span of four days.

What is WorldSkills India?

WorldSkills India is an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship which has been leading India’s participation at WorldSkills International competitions since 2011.

WorldSkills India is responsible for the selection, development, management and participation of Team India in WorldSkills Competitions and other international competitions.

WorldSkills India makes the final decision on any issues regarding every stage of the International competition journey and selection processes.

What is the role of NSDC ?

The role of National Skill Development Corporation is to

  • Act as the WorldSkills India & IndiaSkills secretariat
  • Establish linkages and contacts with various stakeholders of the industry to promote the association.
  • Provide support and synergy for efforts of WorldSkills India through its Skills Development initiatives.

Who can participate for Worldskills Competition 2019 ?

Any skilled person born on or after 1st January 1997 could participate in any of the skills mentioned below, with the exception to Aircraft Maintenance, Manufacturing Team Challenge and Mechatronics, where the candidate should have been born on or after 1st January 1994.

What is the selection process and How to Participate?

A registration portal will be opened for participating in IndiaSkills Competitions in partnership with state governments. The State governments will be conducting district and local competitions in each state to select the best skilled person from their respective states. The state champions will be called for regional competitions where they will be showcasing their skills in that particular region. After the regional competitions, the top scorer will make it to the IndiaSkills Competitions i.e National Competitions.