Government of India
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
कौशल विकास और उद्यमशीलता मंत्रालय
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
Annual budget3,400 crore (US$450 million) (2018–19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is a Ministry of Government of India set up on 9 November 2014 to coordinate all skill development efforts across the country. The ministry is headed by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. [2] Industrial training, apprenticeship and other skill development responsibilities were transferred from the Ministry of Labour and Employment to this newly made ministry on 16 April 2015.[3] It aims to remove the disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, to build the new skills and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also for jobs that are to be created.


No. Name Portrait Term of office Prime Minister Political Party
1 Sarbananda Sonowal
(Independent Charge)
26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Rajiv Pratap Rudy
(Independent Charge)
9 November 2014 3 September 2017 2 years, 298 days
3 Dharmendra Pradhan
3 September 2017 30 May 2019 1 year, 269 days
4 Mahendra Nath Pandey
30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
5 Dharmendra Pradhan
7 July 2021 Incumbent 255 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Days
Anantkumar Hegde
Bharatiya Janata Party 3 September 2017 30 May 2019 634 days
Raj Kumar Singh
30 May 2019 7 July 2021 769 days
Rajeev Chandrasekhar
7 July 2021 Incumbent 255 days


The Ministry is in charge of providing and facilitating skill development initiatives and training infrastructure with the following institutions.[4]


See also


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "mission booklet.cdr" (PDF). Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "National Skill Development Mission | Prime Minister of India". Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ Cabral, Clement; Dhar, Rajib Lochan (25 June 2019). "Skill development research in India: a systematic literature review and future research agenda". Benchmarking: An International Journal. doi:10.1108/BIJ-07-2018-0211. ISSN 1463-5771.
  5. ^ "Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) Launched To Support Entrepreneurs in Villages". Retrieved 13 March 2022.