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Everything you need to know about Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS)

Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) is an ambitious and over-arching skill development architecture, aimed at providing all India level training framework, based upon tie-ups with National/International training organizations for imparting training to the minority population, for skills that are currently in demand. It will also provide concessional credit for minority community after meeting their skill needed for expanding their existing businesses and setting up new businesses.


To enrich talent skill in minority communities.


People belonging to minority communities


  • Skill Development Programme :

MANAS in collaboration mode with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and its partners, and with Government, Semi Government agencies, and other reputed large scale private agencies will implement “Skill Development Program”.The idea will be to enhance skill in minority communities so that they can empower their life in field of industries,entrepreneurs etc.

  • Credit and Reimbursement Support:

MANAS would extend concessional loans to the persons belonging to Minorities for individually pursuing third party skill development training, where the training cost is very high and the training is not being conducted under the network of MANAS.

A loan up to Rs. 2.0 Lakhs per annum would be extended at an interest rate of 3% p.a. by MANAS.

  • Use of Madrasses for Skill Development:

Significant section of Muslim population is engaged with Madrassas. They can be used as effective channel for imparting skill development programme by setting-up training centre in Madrassas immediately saving time and resources.

  • Training and Trainers Programme :

It would develop standardized curriculum and required training infrastructure for training of the trainers with the help of the training partners in the field of traditional trades/crafts/skills of the Minority Communities.

It would also conduct skills training in various skill-sets, required to meet the estimated skill gaps locally. Based upon Skill Gap Surveys for different regions, the demand for skill sets in near future, in a particular area can be identified.
MANAS will create training facilities and the required curriculum for the Master Trainers in the identified skill sets, through its training partners, for training of Master Trainers.

  • Development and Research Activities:

MANAS in collaboration with NSDC and various other Organizations, working in the field of Skill Development, will conduct studies for identifying estimated skill gaps region-wise and trade-wise in different parts of the country. It would expand its training network based upon collaborations to cover all parts of the country.

It would provide assistance in product and process development, standardization, branding of the products and market support with the help of credit to be provided by NMDFC and its SCAs.

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