Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on Antyodaya Diwas - 25th September 2014. DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.

DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. As a part of the Skill India campaign, it plays an instrumental role in supporting the social and economic programs of the government like the Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns. Over 180 million or 69% of the country's youth population between the ages of 18 and 34 years, live in its rural areas. Of these, the bottom of the pyramid youth from poor families with no or marginal employment number about 55 million.

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Proposed Capacity Building Programme Calendar


SNo Programme Proposed Date Location
1 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 01-SEP To 02-SEP Odisha VC
2 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 03-SEP To 04-SEP Himachal Pradesh VC
3 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 10-SEP To 11-SEP Bihar PIAs VC B1
4 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 14-SEP To 15-SEP Bihar PIAs VC B2
5 Capacity Building Programme for Internal Team 16-SEP To 16-SEP e-office VC
6 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 17-SEP To 18-SEP Puducherry VC
7 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 21-SEP To 22-SEP Haryana VC
8 Kaushal Pravesh: Induction Programme on DDU-GKY for new PIAs 22-SEP To 25-SEP Tamil Nadu VC
9 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 29-SEP To 29-SEP AP VCB2
10 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 30-SEP To 01-OCT Sikkim VC
11 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 30-SEP To 30-SEP AP VC B3
To nominate write to trainingddugky.nird@gov.in / contact 040-24001205