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In the present global scenario of rapid technological developments and changing economic environment, ‘work culture’ as well as ‘skill expectations’ from employers or industries are changing continuously. As per the market survey, there is acute shortage of skilled manpower in our country. Recent educational reforms like NEP-2020 are also focussing on competency building, employability, productivity and entrepreneurship skills. The gap between industry and academia i.e., the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower is widening, day by day. In other words, what is taught in the institutes and what is required or expected by the industries are differing much! Lack of vocational or professional skills makes it difficult for the youth to adapt to changing demands and technologies of the market place. Here comes the role of ‘Skill Development Centres’ in bridging this gap, in line with the very objectives of ‘Skill India Mission’ of Government of India:   

  • To empower the youth with market relevant skills
  • To impart skill training, opportunities and space for talent development
  • To build actual work competency rather than mere qualifications
  • To provide opportunity for lifelong learning
  • To adapt to ever changing demands and technologies of real time working environment or market place
  • To promote technical and soft skills towards sustainable development

In this direction, to address the challenges of disseminating desired skillsets to growing youth of the region and to meet the noble aspirations of our founder, Late Dr. Thonse Madhava Anantha Pai, ‘Manipal Skill Development Centre’(MSDC) has been instituted by Dr. T M A Pai Foundation in the Polytechnic campus. It is a tiny effort of Dr. T M A Pai Foundation in contributing to ambitious Skill India Mission of Govt. of India.

Apart from offering National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) approved, National Council of Vocational Education & Training (NCVET) regulated, National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) aligned, various training/certification courses at different levels in different, identified Sector Skill Councils (SSC); several schemes and initiatives under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will also be implemented to enable Indian youth to take up industry relevant skill trainings that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Also, it is planned to organise/promote short term training programs to local school children (both drop-outs & regular) as well as to rural/unemployed community of the region, in an attempt to make them self-employed / promising entrepreneurs in the near future.



MSDC has been established to bridge the large gap in the demand and supply of skilled manpower in the Country and to equip the youth with appropriate skills to gain proper employment to help the Country in leveraging the Demographic Advantage of its youngster population in the World.

Dr TMA Pai Foundation has decided to create a world-class skill development Center at Manipal to meet the aspirations of its founder Dr. TMA Pai to address the challenge of imparting the skills required by a growing youth of the Country.


Identify industry relevant skill areas and offer skills training and certification at NSQF levels 5 to 10 including training of trainers  and research in skill gaps in the Country.

Arrange significant industry involvement in its programs and ensure apprenticeships and placements at the appropriate levels.

Bring up the TMA Pai Polytechnic and other institutes run by the Foundation to international standards.

Convert Dr TMA Pai Polytechnic into a degree college and subsequently into a skill university.

Dr. T.M.A. Pai Foundation

Turning Ambitions into Achievements: MSDC's Objective for Your Skill Development Journey

To contribute significantly to the target of skilling up the youth of India, especially of Karnataka, we have established skill training institutes equipped with state of the art machines and staffing these with fully trained trainers and faculty with the involvement of industry through industry sponsored centers of excellence in different skill areas and organizing internships and apprenticeships for a large part of the curriculum.

Padmashree Dr. T.M.A. Pai

A Doctor who had a care for the economic illness of the land. A visionary who could visualise schools, colleges, hospitals and bank on a barren land. A leader who could motivate a generation to believe in him. A man who had courage to dream and the conviction to realize his dreams. Dr. T.M.A. Pai was all this and more.

Dr. T.M.A. Pai Foundation, a Konkani Linguistic Minority Trust, was established in 1981 to perpetuate the memory of (Padmashree) Dr. T.M.A. Pai, physician, educationist, banker, philanthropist, an outstanding Konkani, one of the greatest visionaries and the Founder of the internationally famous Manipal Educational Institutions. The Trust was established with an objective to support and promote the advancement of educational activities and promote the Konkani Language and the culture of Konkani speaking people.

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