Suryamitra – Skill development programmes


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. Under this scheme The Energy and resources Institute(TERI), New Delhi is going to organize 1st training batch from 8th Feb 2016, at KNB house 258/662, Lane No.3, Western Marg, Saket Delhi-17, with support of National Institute of Solar Energy(NISE) GoI and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre (EE& REM).


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.

Eligibility criteria

The candidates with the following qualifications are eligible.

  • Essential qualification - The candidate should be 10th pass and ITI in Electrician /Wireman/Electronics Mechanic/Fitter/ Sheet Metal, not below 18 years.

  • Preferable Qualification: The candidates with Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics branches will be preferred. Candidates with electrician certificate and experience shall also be preferred.

  • During the selection of trainees, special emphasis to be given to the persons coming from rural background, unemployed youth, women, SC/ST candidates.

  • Persons with higher qualifications like degree in any discipline or higher are strictly not eligible

Duration and Seats

The duration of this residential skill development program is 600 hrs (approx 90 days). This is the residential program and it is free which includes boarding and lodging. Suryamitra Skill Development Programmes are sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India.

Seats: Presently, there shall be 30 seats for each batch of training program.

At the end of the course, proper assessment shall be made and certificates shall be issued.

Transco, Discoms etc. Maximum number of the participants must be provided employment at the end of the program. Host institute may coordinate with SNA’s to invite companies for the placement.

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