Skills Initiatives

Rabindranath Tagore University was established as the first skill-based university in India. The university has special focus on developing employable skills among both students and youth from the sub-urban and rural areas of the country. With skill development as a priority in the academic agenda, RNTU is now the first private Indian university to introduce compulsory skill courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The university trains its students in one skill in each semester with at least four skills in an eight-semester course and two skills in a four-semester course. At present, the university offers 51 skill courses that are operational as per the syllabus that is offered by the different departments. The students are urged to opt for more than one skill if they want to. Every student at one of the best Bhopal colleges, gets a skill certificate along with the marksheets and certificates of their opted undergraduate or postgraduate course. The skill academies offer the skill courses through the respective departments and for the delivery of skill courses that are aligned with NSQF the students will be provided with a NSDC-Rabindranath Tagore University certificate.

Skill Courses


Implemented by NSDC or National Skill Development Corporation, the PMKVY or Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship) scheme to provide skill development courses to youth for a better livelihood. RNTU is a NSDC training partner and is tasked to set up Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Under the PMKVY or Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal has setup various Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs) or Skill Centres for providing detailed and practical courses related to various skill-based professions. The skill courses are divided mainly in two categories:


Technical Stream:
Non-Technical Stream:

IT and services sector is the backbone of India’s economy today and technical skills in various sectors are required for infrastructural growth of the country. The courses offered by various Skill Centres established by AISECT aims to inculcate technical knowledge and skills in the youth so that they can have a secure future in terms of job and earnings. The skill courses are designed to train the candidates in becoming self-reliant in the skills so that they can start their own business or get a decent-paying job in the booming IT and services market. IT Skill Courses are further divided in four categories:

  • Mechanical
  • Electronics, Electricals, and Communication
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computers and IT

The non-technical skill courses offered by the skill centres established by AISECT aims at developing skills that are required in everyday lives in the areas of:

  • Management and commerce
  • Humanities

The Bhopal RNTU college works with the motive of benefitting the entire society and to help the youth take benefit of the resources available at their disposal. The Rabindranath Tagore University provides vocational and theoretical training to the candidates and help them get placed in various organizations that require their services. The skill centres offer up to 51 courses in various streams and skills.