Scheme of Polytechnics

Scheme of Polytechnics

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is implementing the Scheme of Polytechnics through Directorate General of Training (DGT). 

Under this scheme, Community Development Through Polytechnics (CDTP) is one of the components wherein non-formal, short-term, employment-oriented skill development programmes are provided through Polytechnics to various sections of the community, particularly the rural, unorganized & disadvantaged sections of the society, to enable them to obtain gainful self / wage employment. 

The government has revised the guidelines of CDTP in 2022-23 to include the provision of its implementation through National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) and Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and to extend the coverage to Aspirational and Border Area Districts

The government has also increased the recurring grant up to Rs. 19.72 lakhs from the existing Rs. 17.00 lakhs per polytechnic per annum under this component.  The revised guidelines is available at website

The CDTP component is implemented by the State government and Union Territory Administrations through selected Polytechnics in accordance with guidelines issued by the Central government.  

Under the guidelines, the identified institution should target the poor and deprived sections of society in both urban and rural areas specifically women, SCs/STs, OBCs, minorities, school dropouts, street children, physically handicapped, economically weaker sections of the society and other under-privileged persons. 

No fee is charged from the trainees under this component and there is no restriction on the age, sex and qualification of the trainees.