Media and Entertainment Skills Council(MESC)


MESC Ecosystem

Founded in 2012, Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) has been setup under the National Skills Development Mission, Government of India under the aegis of National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and promoted by FICCI. As a sector skill council MESC has a mandate to create National Occupational Standards, develop competency framework, conduct Train the Trainer Programs, affiliate Vocational Training Institutes, conduct skill gap studies in their sector leading to a Labor Market Information System and most importantly Assess and Certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Occupational Standards developed by them.

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

India is a country today with 65% of its youth in the working age group. If ever there is a way to reap this demographic advantage, it has to be through skill development of the youth so that they add not only to their personal growth, but to the country’s economic growth as well.

The National Council for Vocational Education and Training

The National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) was notified by MSDE on 5th December 2018. NCVET will subsume the existing skill regulatory bodies- National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) & National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and will act as an overarching skills regulator. It was operationalized on 04.11.2019 through the assumption of additional charge by Secretary, MSDE and Senior Economic Advisor, MSDE as Chairperson, NCVET and Executive Member, NCVET respectively.

Skill India Mission

Skill India is an initiative of the Government of India which has been launched to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and more productive in their work environment.

The Skill Mission launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015, has gathered tremendous steam under the guidance of Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, during the last one year. The target to train more than a crore fresh entrants into the Indian workforce has been substantially achieved for the first time. 1.04 Crore Indians were trained through Central Government Programs and NSDC associated training partners in the private sector.

National Skill Development Corporation

Set up by the Ministry of Finance, in 2009 National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) is a not-for-profit company that aims to promote skill development by catalyzing the creation of large, quality, and for-profit vocational institutions. Further, the organization provides funding to build scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable a support system that focuses on quality assurance, information systems, and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships.

National Skill Development Agency

National Skill Development Agency(NSDA) is an autonomous body under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship that anchors the National Skill Qualifications Framework and allied quality assurance mechanisms for synergizing skill initiatives in the country.


Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) which was established in 1927 is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India's struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry.