IndiaSkills Competition

Under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) organises IndiaSkills Competition every two years at the regional and national levels, aiming to scout for talent from across the country. Skilled youth from different districts, states and regions get an opportunity to exhibit their skills and compete at a national platform. IndiaSkills raises the profile and recognition of skilled people, and shows how important skills are in achieving economic growth.

The winners of IndiaSkills get an opportunity to represent the country at WorldSkills International Competition. WorldSkills is the global benchmark for skill competition designed to test the youth’s aptitude, ability and agility.

IndiaSkills 2021 has been one of the biggest skills competitions in the country, which witnessed participation of 26 states/ union territories in 54 skills including seven new-age skills introduced this year. 1,400 candidates participated in four regional competitions held in East (Patna), West (Gandhinagar), North (Chandigarh) and South (Visakhapatnam) during October-December.

Calendar of IndiaSkills 2021 Regional and National Competitions

Zone City From To
East Patna 20th October 2021 23rd October 2021
West Gandhinagar 29th October 2021 1st November 2021
North Chandigarh 15th November 2021 18th November 2021
South Visakhapatnam 1st December 2021 4th December 2021
National New Delhi 6th January 2022 10th January 2022

With an aim to provide world-class infrastructure to the participants, the regional competitions were held in a decentralized model, wherein they were conducted at multiple Partner Institutes (skill/ trade specific) in the host city. The opening and closing ceremonies were conducted at a centralized venue, in which participants, jury, experts and mentors from all skills and Central and state officials were present.


Date: 20 - 23 October 2021 Venue: Patna, Bihar

The competition was hosted in the capital city, Patna, from October 20th to October 23rd, 2021. More than 240 participants from eight states, including Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar, Mizoram, Assam, and Tripura, exhibited their talents in 42 skills.

The opening ceremony for IndiaSkills 2021 Regional Competition took place at Gyan Bhawan on October 20th and concluded at Bapu Dham on October 23rd, 2021. The competitions were held at eleven partnering institutions specializing in different skill trades.






Tool Room Training Center, Patna (TRTC)

1. CNC Milling

2. CNC Turning

3. Plumbing and Heating

Patna, New Patliputra Colony, Patliputra Colony, Patna, Bihar 800013


Central Institute of Petrochemical, Engineering & Technology (CIPET)

4. Plastic Die Engineering

5. Mechanical Engineering CAD

CIPET College, Hajipur, Bihar 844101


National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna (NIFT)

1. Fashion Technology

2. Graphic Design Technology

3. Painting and Decorating

NIFT Campus, Mithapur Farms, Patna - 800001


National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology, Patna (NIELIT)

1. Electronics

2. Electrical Installation

3. IT Network System & administration

4. Mobile Robotics

5. Web Design

6. Cloud Computing

7. Cyber Security


9. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

NIELIT, Bihta Kanpa Road Near IIT Patna Main Gate, Amhara, Bihta, Bihar 801106


New Government Polytechnic, Patna

1. Bricklaying

2. Cabinetmaking

3. Carpentry

4. Joinery

5. Welding

6. Wall and Floor Tiling

7. Information Network Cabling

Polytechnic more, Patliputra Path, Patliputra Industrial Area, Patliputra Colony, Patna, Bihar 800013


Institute Of Hotel Management, Hazipur

1. Cookery

2. Bakery

3. Restaurant Services

4. Patisserie and Confectionery

5. Hotel Reception

Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition, An Autonomous Body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Ramashish Chowk, Hajipur – 844 102, Vaishali, Bihar


Navin Sinha Memorial Park

1. Landscape Gardening

Navin Sinha Memorial Park, Rajbanshi Nagar, Patna


Hotel Patliputra Continental

1. Beauty Therapy

2. Hairdressing

Hotel Patliputra Continental, Anisha bad, Patna


Ambedkar Institute of Higher Education

1. Health and Social Care

Ambedkar Institute of Higher Education,Gola Road More,Bailey Road, Near Rajdhani Petrol pump, Patna


ITI Digha, Center of Excellence, Patna

1. Autobody Repair

2. Automobile Technology

3. Car Painting

ITI Digha, Patna


Arena Animation Center

1. 3D Digital Game Art

A-188 Pc Colony Kankarbagh Patna Near Lohiya Park /Shalimar Sweets Opposite Airtel/Jio Store, Jai Prabha Medanta Hospital/Canara Bank Patna, Bihar - 800020


Date: 29 October - 1 November 2021 Venue: Gandhinagar, Gujarat

The competition was hosted in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from October 29th to November 1, 2021. More than 225 participants from five states, Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh exhibited their talents in 40 skills.

1 Apollo Nursing Institute, Ahmedabad Plot No, 1A, Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad Rd, GIDC Bhat, estate, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 382428
2 Arena Animation Centre Agrawal Avenue, 3rd Floor C.G. Road, Opp. Navrangpura Bsnl Telephone Exchange,Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380006
3 Berger I-Train, Ahmedabad 17, Premchand Nagar Rd, Premchand Nagar Society, Satellite, Ahmedabad
4 Ganpat University (GUNI), Mehsana Ganpat Vidyanagar Mehsana-Gozaria, Highway, Kherva, Gujarat - 384012
5 IIJM, Ahmedabad IIJM, B, 4th Floor-411, Ratnakar-9 Square, Opp. Keshavbaug, Mansi Circle Road,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015
6 IIM, Ahmedabad Sargam Marg, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380015
7 Indo-German Tool Room, Ahmedabad Plot No. 5003, Phase 4, GIDC, Vatva, Ahmedabad - 382445
8 Industrial Training Institute, Kubernagar ITI Rd, Near Galaxy Cinema, Naroda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 382475
9 Institute of Hotel Management Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Highway (Between Koba & Infocity )
Bhaijipura Patia, PO - Koba, Gandhinagar – 382426
10 International Automobile Centre of Excellence (iACE) Raisan, 382421, Near PDPU Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382007
11 ISAS - International Beauty School, Ahmedabad 1st Floor, Zodiac Plaza, Near Nabard Flat, H.L, Commerce College Rd, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380009
12 Khodiyar CAD Center India Pvt. Ltd. Khodiyar Group, Third Floor, Acumen Complex, Near Passport Office, University Road, Ahmedabad - 380015
13 L&T, CSTI NH 47 Plot No.144-146, Chacharwadi, Chacharwadi Mata Temple Stop, Bawla, Road, Chacharavadi, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 382210
14 Maruti Regional Training Centre, Ahmedabad Maruti Suzuki ARENA (Uday Autolink, Ahmedabad, Kathwada), 4th Floor, Galaxy House, Nr. Galaxy Intercity, Sardar Patel Ring Rd, Opp. Dastan Farm, Kathwada, Gujarat - 382430
15 NIFT, Gandhinagar NIFT Campus, GH-O Road, behind Infocity, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382007
16 Satyam Printers Ambica House, Nr. C.U. Shah College, opp. United Bank of India, Income Tax, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380004
17 Shree Swaminarayan Institute of Technology Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad Rd, Near EDI & Sardar Patel Ring Road Circl, GIDC Bhat, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382428
18 Skill Development Institute JCARC Campus, Jaggannath temple, Uvarsad Road, Adajaj, Ahmedabad - 382421


Date: 15 - 18 November 2021 Venue: Chandigarh

The competition was hosted in Chandigarh, from November 15 to November 18, 2021. More than 400 participants from eight states and Union Territories including Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh exhibited their talents in 50 skills.

The opening ceremony for IndiaSkills 2021 Regional Competition – North will take place at Inderdhanush Auditorium, Sector – 5, Panchkula (Haryana) on 15 November and the event will conclude with a ceremony at the same venue on 18 November. The competitions will be held at 15 Partner Institutes (PIs), which specialise in different skills.

The public is invited to attend the skill competitions at the following venues:

S. No. Skills Partner Institutes Address
1 3D Digital Game Art
Chandigarh University
NH-95, Ludhiana-Chandigarh State Highway, Punjab - 140413
2 Brick Laying
3 Graphic Design Technology
4 Wall and Floor Tiling
5 Digital Construction
6 Industrial Design Technology
7 Autobody Repair
Government ITI, Sector 28, Chandigarh
Sector-28 C, Chandigarh (GITI)
8 Car Painting
9 Automobile Technology
Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab
Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH - 64), Village Jansla, Rajpura, Punjab - 140401
10 Plumbing and Heating
11 Bakery
CIHM, Sector 42, Chandigarh
Sector- 42 D, Chandigarh - 160036
12 Cooking
13 Hotel Reception
14 Patisserie and Confectionery
15 Restaurant Service
16 Beauty Therapy
Orane International School of Beauty & Wellness
SCO 232, 233, 234 Level 3, Sector - 34 A, Chandigarh - 160022
17 Hairdressing
18 Carpentry
Indo Swiss Training Center (CSIR-CSIO), Chandigarh
CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR-CSIO), Indo Swiss Training Center, Sector 30 C, Chandigarh - 160030
19 CNC Milling
20 CNC Turning
21 Industrial Control
22 Joinery
23 Mechanical Engineering CAD
24 Mechatronics
25 Plastic Die Engineering
26 Welding
27 Robot System Integration
28 Additive Manufacturing
29 Cloud Computing
Punjab Engineering College
Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160012
30 Cyber Security
31 IT Software Solutions for Business
32 Web Technologies
33 Mobile Applications Development
34 Concrete Construction Work TBC  
35 Electrical Installations
Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology (CCET), Sector 26, Chandigarh
Sector 26, Chandigarh - 160019
36 Electronics
37 IT Network Systems Administration
38 Mobile Robotics
39 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
40 Fashion Technology
Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali
Phase 1, Opposite DIC, Phase 1, Shakti Market, Industrial Area, Sector 57, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab - 160055
41 Painting and Decorating
42 Visual Merchandising
43 Floristry
Chandigarh College of Architecture
Vidya Path, Sector 12 D, Chandigarh - 160012
44 Landscape Gardening
45 Health and Social Care INSCOL
405, Elante Offices Industrial & Business Park, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh - 160002
46 Information Network Cabling Infotel Connect, Mohali QTL B/71, Industrial Area Phase - 7, Mohali - 160055, Punjab
47 Renewable Energy Punjab Energy Development Agency, Chandigarh Solar Passive Complex, Plot No. 1&2, Sector - 33 D, Chandigarh - 160020


Date: 1 - 4 December 2021 Venue: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

The competition was hosted in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh from December 1 to December 4, 2021. More than 430 participants from five states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana in 52 skills.

The opening ceremony of the Southern competition will be held at Andhra University Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam on 1 December and the event will conclude at the same venue on 4 December. The competitions will be held at 10 Partner Institutes (PIs) specialising in different skills.

The public is invited to attend the skill competitions at the following venues:

S. No. Partner Institutes Address
1 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam Maddilapalem, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530003
2 Andhra University Convention Center Beach Road, HPCL Colony, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530003
3 Government ITI (Old), Kancherapalem, Visakhapatanam Old ITI Area, Gavara Kanchara Palem, Kancharapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530007
4 MSME Technology Centre, Achuthapuram, Visakhapatnam Plot No. 6, Industrial Corridor – Pudi, Achutapuram Visakhapatnam - 531011
5 Skill Development Institute (SDI), Arilova, Vishakapatnam Mudasarlova, BRTS Road, Arilova, Visakhapatnam - 530040
6 Sun Senora Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Beside ISKCON Temple, Sagar Nagar Beach Road, Visakhapatnam - 530045
7 Varun Motors, Marripalem, Visakhapatnam D.No. 37 – 5 - 88 /1, Varun Point, Manchukonda St, Muralinagar, Visakhapatnam - 530007
8 Anoo's Salon & Clinic 47-10-24 / 25, 1st Floor, Sai Trade Centre, 2nd Street, Dwarakanagar, Visakhapatnam - 530016
9 Arena Animation 201, Sai Shopping Centre, RTC X Roads, Dwarakanagar, Vishakhapatnam - 530016
10 FX Animation 47-10-48/2, 4th Floor, GK Towers, Dwarakanagar, Vishakapatnam - 530016