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RPL(Recognition of Prior Learning) under PMKVY 3.0

Introduction to RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is a skill certification component to enable a large number of Indian youth to take on industry-relevant skill certification which will help them to secure a better livelihood.

Individuals with prior learning experience or skills can register themselves and get assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the scheme. RPL focuses mainly on individuals engaged in unregulated sectors.

Objectives of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

To actively contribute to existing skill development in India by establishing an outcome-driven implementation framework which evaluates and recognizes skills and knowledge acquired outside the classroom (informal learning or learning through work), helps people acquire a formal qualification that matches their knowledge and skills, and if required up-skills / re-skills (through bridge courses) and thereby contributes to improving their employability, lifelong learning, social inclusion, and self-esteem.

The objectives of RPL are primarily three-fold:

To align the competencies of the pre-existing workforce of the country to the standardized

National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) To enhance the employability and / or entrepreneurial opportunities of an individual To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileging certain forms of knowledge over - others

RPL under PMKVY 3.0 also seeks to:

Create value by making it aspirational both from the standpoint of the candidate and the employer. Upskilling / reskilling and inclusivity by certifying people are ways to make RPL aspirational.

Leverage technological interventions in program delivery by providing standardized content on digital and financial literacy, online assessments, etc.

Forge strong links with industry by gauging industry requirements, factoring these requirements into RPL, and thereby creating industry acceptance for people going through an RPL program and being certified.

Deploy demand-based selective RPL models by restructuring and designing demand-based selective models for different sectors (organized / unorganized) and improve target allocation by targeting geographies and sectors based on skill gaps / industry surveys / requirements, etc.


Standard PMKVY T-shirt (For males) / Jacket or T-shirt (For females and Transgender

Standard PMKVY Cap

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