Mumbai: Maharashtra State Board of Skill Development Examination has now been renamed as “Maharashtra State Board of Skill Development Examination”. The aim of the government is to accelerate skill development in the state and thereby provide employment to a large number of the unemployed. The Skills Development Department will train more and more youths in various courses and provide them employment opportunities, said the Skills Development Minister Shri. Nawab Malik.

At present, 152 courses for a period of 6 months, 96 courses for a period of 1 year and 44 part-time and full-time courses for a period of 2 years are being implemented under this examination board. These courses are being implemented in 1084 institutes approved by the Board at district, taluka level and rural areas in the state. 

Skills Development Minister Shri. Nawab Malik.

Generally 50 to 60 thousand students are admitted for these courses every year and the examination of the students who have completed the training is conducted by this board. The successful candidates are given certificates by the board on behalf of the government.

Poor students from villages in different parts of the state complete the training by getting admission in the recognized institutes of the board. Board courses are a boon for employment and self-employment, especially for students who have dropped out of school.

+2 level equivalents have been provided to the various group courses in the full time format of this examination board for a period of two years in the State. This provides further higher education opportunities to these students. Also, the Board’s recognition of 1 year and 2 year full – time courses as an alternative educational qualification with courses in industrial training institutes is useful to the students for the job. Similarly, some of the Board’s courses have also been given apprenticeship by the Government of India.

For admission, a certificate is given to a course of 2 years duration with the academic qualification of Class X as “Diploma Course”. Also, the certificate holders of the course in the computer group of the board are considered to have passed the computer aptitude test required for government service. So they benefit from it for a government job. 

The two courses of Architectural Draftsman and Construction Supervisor of the Board are recognized as equivalent to the course of “Civil Engineering Assistant” in the Public Works Department and are considered for employment in the Public Works Department. Also, for appointment to the post of Junior Engineering Assistant in the Zilla Parishad, the Board’s Construction Supervisor is considered equivalent to the course. In this way, the students doing various courses of the board get various benefits, informed given by the Minister Shri. Nawab Malik.