Skill Development


Utkarsh Bangla, PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana), DDUGKY (Deen Dayal   Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana).

Name of the Office-in-Charge/District Nodal Officer:  Smt.Tshering Choden Dukpa,WBCS(Exe).

Contact: 9002994966


Government of West Bengal is Committed towards large scale Skill development for its youth population to improve the scope of gainful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities under the WBSDM (West Bengal Skill Development Mission) chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal.

To ensure that the above commitment is met successfully the Department of Technical Education, Training & Skill Development; Government of West Bengal has launched the “Utkarsh Bangla”, a flagship scheme on 16th February 2016 under the aegis of the PBSSD (PaschimBanga Society for Skill Development) for placement linked short-term skill trainings across the State of West Bengal.

Applicants can register here for All Short-term Skill development trainings being offered by PBSSD (Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development), Government of West Bengal.

Key Features of Utkarsh Bangla Vocational Training:

  • Utkarsh Bangla scheme provides free of cost vocational training that would help youth and unemployed individuals to gain employment and better livelihood.
  • The total hours of free of cost vocational training ranging from 400 to 1200 hours.
  • On successful completion, the trainees will be given certificates as well Tiffin Allowance of Rs. 50 with respect to total cumulative course hour duration in a day through DBT.
  • UB scheme also ensures successful placement opportunity for the trainees after training.

Required Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be residents of West Bengal state.
  • Eligibility criteria (qualification, age) may vary from course to course.
  • Candidate must need to furnish following documents during registration – Identity proof, Residence proof, Bank Passbook details, Academic credentials, Aadhar Card and valid mobile number.


Total Number of Utkarsh Bangla Training Providers (TPs) & Training Centres (TCs) within Darjeeling District:  

Total Number of Registered Training Providers (TPs) Total Number of Functional TPs Total Number of Registered Training Centres (TCs) Total Number of Functional Training Centres (TCs)
Darjeeling SD: 02 Darjeeling SD: 01 Darjeeling SD: 02 Darjeeling SD: 02
Kurseong SD: 01 Kurseong SD: 00 Kurseong SD: 02 Kurseong SD: 01
Mirik SD: 00 Mirik SD: 00 Mirik SD: 00 Mirik SD: 00
Siliguri SD: 15 Siliguri SD: 11 Siliguri SD: 22 Siliguri SD: 10

Total Number of PMKVY & DDUGKY Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) within Darjeeling District:

Total Number of DDUGKY Centres Total Number of PMKVY Centres Status of Centres
Darjeeling SD: 00 Darjeeling SD: 00 *DDUGKY centres are Residential Training Centres.
Kurseong SD: 00 Kurseong SD: 00
Mirik SD:    00 Mirik SD: 00
Siliguri SD:   02 Siliguri SD: 02

Total Number of IITs/Polytechnic Colleges within Darjeeling District:

Total Number of IIT/Polytechnic Colleges Courses Offered
Kurseong SD: 01 1.      Diploma in Civil Engineering 2.      Diploma in Electrical Engineering 3.      Diploma in Computer Science & Technology
Siliguri SD:   01 1.      Diploma in Architecture Assistantship 2.      Diploma in Civil Engineering 3.      Diploma in Computer Science & Technology 4.      Diploma in Electrical Engineering 5.      Diploma in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 6.      Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering 7.      Diploma in Pharmacy


Sector/Trades Courses
Healthcare General Duty Assistant (GDA)
IT-ITES CRM Domestic Non-Voice Domestic Data Entry Operator Media Developer Associate-DTP Domestic Helpdesk Assistant Hardware Engineer
Electronic & Hardware Field Technician-Computing and Peripherals Field Engineers-RACW Field Technician – Refrigerators Mobile Phone Hardware Repair Technician Field Technician – AC
Beauty & Wellness Beauty Therapist Assistant Beauty Therapist Make up Artist
Agriculture Floriculture Vermicompost Producer Mushroom Cultivator
Banking, financial Services and Insurance Accounting (GST)
Apparel, Made-ups & Home furnishing Sewing Machine Operator Self-employed tailor Embroidery Machine Operator Hand Embroider
Tourism and Hospitality Front office associate Room attendant
Retail Retail Sales Associate Courier Delivery Service
Automotive Welding & Quality Technician Field Engineer – RACW.
Total Sectors: 10 Total Number of Courses: 28

SWAPNO BHOR Convergence Program (Registration for Kanyashree Girls):

  “Swapno Bhor”, a convergence programme for skill development of Kanyashree Girls, to provide opportunity to Kanyashree Girls to gain skills & knowledge to become economically    independent through Utkarsh Bangla programme of the Government.Kanyshree Girls will have priority in the admission in Skill Development Courses under Utkarsh Bangla.

Some Features of Swopno Bhor:

  • Kanyashree girls can develop their skills under Utkarsha Bangla with the help of Swopno Bhor and become financially independent.
  • The portal of Kanyashree Prakalpa and Utkarsha Bangla will be linked through Swopno Bhor.
  • Kanyashree girls will get the opportunity to undertake their preferred training course free of cost.
  • On successful completion of training, Kanyashree girls will get employment opportunities.
  • Swopno Bhor can be accessed on or

Kanyashree Girls are requested to follow the following steps:

  • Select their District, Sector and click on search. They can also give their pin code to search nearby Training Centres.
  • After that Press “Click to view Training Centres” and then Press “click to view courses”
  • Press “Apply Now”.
  • Please provide your Kanyashree Id and valid mobile number.

 Recognition Prior Learning (RPL):

A large section of India’s unorganized workforce is unskilled and semi-skilled. Most of them pick up skills and knowledge informally while watching people or working under their guidance or through complete self-education. As a result, even though they manage to get a job and get a handsome salary or wages, they may not be able to enhance their skills. This also affects their productivity, skill development and quality of production. They need access to training programs and skills from their employers and to advance themselves. This is why Recognition Prior Learning (RPL) can help in evaluating and certifying them on their current competencies according to NSQF levels. RPL also shows them the way to bridge their current level of knowledge and skills to reach a competence level or go for higher skills for professional development. The objective of RPL is to enable a large number of youth, Self Help Group (SHG) and unemployed unrecognized youth to take up industry-demand based training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.

Darjeeling District basically focusing on following sectors for RPL mode of training –

  1. Cook cum Helper for SHG women under Mid-Day Meal Program.
  2. Safaiwala/Safail Karmachari under Municipal Cooperation.
  3. Unarmed Security Guard.
  4. Home Stay Operator & Manager.
  5. Mushroom Cultivator.

Why RPL?

  • No fee is charged from a candidate for participating in the RPL program.
  • RPL recognizes the value of learning acquired outside a formal setting and provides a government certificate for an individual’s skills
  • Every successfully certified candidate receives INR 500 through DBT.

For further details you may reach us:

                District Project Management Unit (DPMU),

                Office of the District Magistrate, Skill Development Section, Darjeeling.


                Contact: 9002994966 (District Nodal Officer), 9002182855(Sub-Divisional Project Manager)

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