“Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS)”

Aims and objectives

Coordination with other ministries/Initiatives under the scheme

About the scheme

  • To provide industry apprenticeship opportunities to the general graduates exiting in April 2019 through the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS).
  • To enhance the employability of Indian youth by providing ‘on the job work exposure’ and earning of stipend.
  • To forge a close functional link between education and industry/service sectors on a sustainable basis.

It would be operationalised by coordination of the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Ministry of Labour.

Initiatives under the scheme

  1. National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS),
  2. National Career Service (NCS)
  3. Introduction of BA/BSc/BCom (Professional) courses in higher educational institutions. 

Programmes available: the SSCs have identified more than 100 NSQF aligned Job roles/courses in the sectors ofIT, Retail, Logistics, Tourism, Healthcare, BFSI, Electronics, Media, Life Sciences and Management

SSCs would identify industries for apprenticeship, and would also conduct assessment leading to certification. Whereas the certification is not a guarantee for placement, it is expected to vastly enhance a candidate’s choice of securing employment.


SHREYAS portal will enable educational institutions and industry to log in and provide their respective demand and supply of apprenticeship. 


Target group:  the scheme is mainly for students in degree courses, primarily non-technical

The implementation of the scheme started from april 2019.