From Director's Desk

CSTARI, Kolkata is a unique and only institute under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship which is mandated to design/ revise curricula for vocational training system in PAN India. This institute also imparts training for capacity building of stake holders engaged in delivery of skill training and Pedagogy for instructors of vocational training institutes. In order to cater need of maximum stake holders, this institute also provides in-house and or off-campus training based on the requirement. Of late CSTARI also started training on NSQF for better implementation of outcome based curricula.


Recently, this institute has taken different initiatives to design the curricula in outcome based format and also all efforts have been taken to involve different stake holders mainly the industry partners for relevancy of the curricula in the present context. We have also taken initiatives to design courses anticipating the need of industry 4.0 so that over the period of time a pool of skill technicians are available in the market who can work in such industrial environment.


Our effort in developing curricula as per contemporary need of industry and achieve ultimate objective to develop employability of desired people will be fulfilled with holistic participation of all stake holders. CSTARI invites all stake holders to come forward voluntary and add value to different courses that are imparted across the country. We also request trainers and managers engaged in skill training to participate in our training programmes to build their capacity for training and managing skill eco system. With collective efforts we can make changes in our society and contribute in our nation building.


Finally, it is CSTARI teams’ privilege to introduce different curricula designed/ revised and NSQF aligned under the flagship schemes of DGT viz., CTS, ATS & CITS which have been approved by NCVT & NSQC (F.Y. 2017-18) and are running in different ITIs, Industry training centers and CFIs across the country.


Director