Frequently Asked Questions

 

 01  What does India Skills exactly do?

INDIA SKILLS PVT LTD has been registered as a Pan-India Assessing Body (AB) for all sectors vide Ministry of Labour & Employment (GoI) note DGE&T- No. 8/1/2009-MES/IS dated 09.06.2009.

 

 

 02  What is “assessment”?

Assessment is the process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what trainees know, understand, and can do with their knowledge as a result of their educational experiences; the process culminates when assessment results are used to improve subsequent learning.

 

 03  What kind of assessments are done?

India Skills conducts skill assessments for NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training) under MES (Modular Employability Scheme), NSDC (National Skills Development Corporation) for respective Sector Skills Councils, assessments under Central & State Ministries, assessment of programs run under CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) schemes of corporate houses and certifications under third party mode.

 

 

 04  Does India Skills conduct other kinds of assessments also?

With our innovative technology and in-house expertise we conduct skill assessments, aptitude tests as well as psychometric tests. We are also capable of customizing tests as per the requirements.

 

 

 05  Where are we based?

We operate from our HO based in New Delhi with our branch offices in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Guwahati and Mumbai.

 06  In how many states has India Skills conducted assessments?

We have a pan-India presence for all sectors and have a national outreach.

 07  How many Sector Skill Councils do we work with?

India Skills is currently impaneled with 10 Sector Skills Councils – Automotive, Construction, Domestic Workers, Food Industry, Iron & Steel, Mining, Plumbing, Retail, Security and Textile.

 08  Who can get associated with India Skills and how?

People having good academic qualification and carrying years of experience in their domain / industry can get associated with India Skills as assessors. To become a certified assessor, one has to undergo a training program which can range from 3 to 10 days, or by an online exam, depending upon the scheme. .

 09  What is the eligibility criteria for becoming an assessor?

It varies from sector to sector and scheme to scheme. But our aim is to have people from the core industry. An assessor must be an expert in their domain with minimum 5 years of experience and academic qualification in the relevant industry.

 10  Who do I contact in case if I require a resolution?

Please write to info@indiaskills.edu.in. We will try to ensure a response within 48 hrs with our prime focus on a quick resolution

 11  What are the placements opportunity India Skills have?

We are an assessment agency and we specialize in evaluating competencies of individuals. Currently we do not provide any placement assistance.

 12  What is the mode of assessments?

We cater to both, offline (pen & paper) and online (device agnostic) assessments.

 13  What about the quality of assessments?

With our in-house quality team, we do complete quality checks using an  innovative technology platform that features many security parameters.

 14  What are the basic guidelines that India Skills follows under the quality assurance policy?

India Skills quality assurance policy provides guidelines for monitoring and reviewing of India Skills provisions which includes:

 

· Conducting assessments with accuracy ;

· Evaluation of assessment processes;

· Development of quality assessments;

· Client/Partner help and support;

· Staff development and training;

· Self evaluation for external QA requirements;

· Responding to external QA requirements

 15  What is the mechanism of documents management in India Skills ?

ISPL has two data centers (storage rooms) available at the HO (in Sultanpur, New Delhi).

Both these rooms are controlled by security access cards for safe-keeping of all documents related to the assessments that we do. Access is restricted to a need-only basis. The indexing of documents / racks is as per the 5S methodology of document storage. 5S is a Quality Management Tool under lean methodology for workplace organization that stands for:

  • Sort - Separating the Needed from the Not-Needed

  • Set In Order - A place for everything and everything in its place, clean and ready to use

  • Shine - Cleaning for Inspection

  • Standardize - Developing Common Methods for Consistency

  • Sustain - Holding the Gains and Improving

 

Monthly audits are conducted by the Quality Assurance department on the storage data center to ensure proper and systematic indexing of all files and documents.

 16  What about the quality of assessments?

With our in house quality team we do complete quality checks and with the use of innovative technology platform that features many security parameters, we ensure complete quality.

 17  Is there any audit system in India Skills to manage the safe and complete quality management of the documents stored in the store room?

Monthly audits conducted by the Quality Assurance department on the store data center and the indexing of files and documents stored in the rooms based on 5S methodology

5S is one of the tools of lean methodology (Quality Management Tool). It is the name of a workplace organization method that uses a list of five words:

Sort - Separating the Needed from the Not-Needed

Set In Order - A place for everything and everything in its place, clean and ready to use

Shine - Cleaning for Inspection

Standardize - Developing Common Methods for Consistency

Sustain - Holding the Gains and Improving

So audits/inspection takes place based on these basic 5 steps to ensure the storage of hard copies of the assessment data with safety and basic hygiene.