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IndiaSkills 2021

IndiaSkills 2021:

IndiaSkills 2021 Nationals, the country’s biggest skill competition, concluded recently.

  • It is designed to demonstrate the highest standards of skilling and offers a platform to young people to showcase their talent at national and international levels.
  • IndiaSkills Competition is held every two years with the support of state governments and industry.
  • It has the potential to reach grassroot level and make an impact.


  • 30 states and Union Territories (UTs) participated in the competition and showcased their skills in 54 skills, including seven new-age ones, in 2021.
  • Skill areas include beauty therapy, cyber security, floristry, robot system integration, cloud computing, water technology, painting and decorating, health and social care, among others.

Nodal Agency:

  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), working under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
  • NSDC has been leading India’s participation at the WorldSkills International competitions since 2011.

Performance of the States:

  • Odisha topped the chart followed by Maharashtra and Kerala.
  • The winners of IndiaSkills 2021 Nationals will get a chance to represent the country at WorldSkills International Competition to be held in Shanghai, China in October 2022.