DDU Kaushal

Deen Dayal Upadhyay “KAUSHAL” Kendra

MES Abasaheb Garware College is the only college in western Maharashtra region which have received the grant from UGC to run the skill based under graduate program under Deen Dayal Upadhyay “KAUSHAL” Kendra and Pune is the only where university and an affiliated college both have received the grant to run the Prestigious Program .


India, at present, is recognized as one of the youngest nations of the world with over 50 % of population under the age of 30 years. It is estimated that by 2025, India will have 25 % of the world's total workforce.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched ambitious project that aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. The Government's flagship scheme, DDUKK Deen Dayal Upadhyay “KAUSHAL” Kendra aims to provide skill based education to youth who lack formal certification, such as workers in vast unorganized sector.

“India can become the world's largest provider of skilled workforce for the world. In order to prepare for this, there is a need for mapping of manpower requirements, not just in India, but globally as well.”
– Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Realizing the need to boost vocational education on a larger scale, the UGC proposed to establish as many as 100 'Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centres for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL) during the XII Plan period i.e. 31 March 2017.

Contact Info
Deen Dayal Upadhyay “KAUSHAL” Kendra
MES Abasaheb Garware College
Contact number – 020-24038261
Email – infokaushal@mesagc.org

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