Founded in 2012, Media & Entertainment Skills Council is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Council has been promoted by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). MESC has a mandate to create 11.74 lakhs (1.2 mn approx.) skilled workforce by 2022 and contribute to the National Skill Mission of creating 500 million skilled workforce by 2022.
The key objective of MESC is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in Media & Entertainment Space in the country. In addition, the Media & Entertainment Sector Skill Council aims to serve as a single source of information on M & E sector with specific reference to Skill and Human Resource Development in India. The Council is also implementing Standards, Training, and Accreditation & Reward (PMKVY) scheme of Government of India. Under the PMKVY Scheme, MESC has introduced the training programme in affiliated institutes as well.