About the Summit

The aim of the conference is to bring relevant stakeholders together from the skill sector across the country and world over to find ways to move forward in the right direction. The policymakers, skill development organisations, industry bodies, digital skill empowering oragnisations, global thought leaders will be a part of this conclave. Skilling equipped with an entrepreneurial mind set is the way to move forward to build an effective employment ecosystem and this conclave will discuss various aspects of that through various sessions.

On the other hand, Kerala has set the benchmark high when it comes to skilling and labour reforms. The State Government on the labour front has restored confidence among the members of the labour force about the intentions and ability of the government to restore their livelihood. Over the years the government started right earnest in reopening locked out factories, helping loss-making industrial units to run profitably and opening up plantations that were closed. While all these achievements were made, the government took care that the welfare of labour was protected and preserved. This has created an august atmosphere in the State that enables an entrepreneur to start his venture in any sphere of Kerala's economy. At the same time Kerala has been in the forefront of leveraging digital interventions to bring transformation to the skill sector.

The one day virtual 'National Skill & Entrepreneurship Innovation Conclave' will highlight the initiatives of the State Government in this prestigious national knowledge sharing platform in which best practices of skill development, innovation and entrepreneurship encouragement will also be discussed.




25-26 February 2021

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Host Partner

Principal Banking Partner

State Supporting Partners

University Partner

Innovation Partner

Supporting Partners


Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

Hon'ble Chief Minister

Shri T P Ramakrishnan

Hon’ble Minister for Labour & Skills

Shri E P Jayarajan

Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Sports and Youth Affairs, Kerala


Programme Chair

Satyajeet Rajan

Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Labour and Skills, Government of Kerala

Co-Programme Chair

Dr Ellangovan

Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Kerala


Key Speakers

Caralyn Khongwar Deshmukh

Principal Secretary, Technical Education & Skill Development & Employment, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Navin Mittal

Commissioner, Collegiate and Technical Education Department, Government of Telangana

Kunal Silku

Mission Director, Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Ashwin D. Gouda

Managing Director, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation, Government of Karnataka


Prof. Sudhir K. Jain

IIT Gandhinagar

Prof. Neelash Kumar Jain

Director, IIT Indore

Prof. P. B. Sunilkumar

IIT Palakkad

Prof. K. Mangala Sunder

Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras

Dr Sunil Shukla

Director General, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gujarat

Shrikant Sinha

CEO, TASK - Telangana Academy for Skill & Knowledge, Govt of Telangana

Deepthi Ravula

CEO, WeHub
Govt of Telangana

Mekin Maheshwari

Founder & CEO, Udhyam Learning Foundation & Co-founder GAME

Dr Sunil Rai

Vice Chancellor
UPES, Dehradun

Dr Archana Mantri

Vice Chancellor
Chitkara University Punjab

Dr Shankar S Mantha

Former Chairman AICTE, Currently Chancellor, KL University

Dr Mahendra Sharma

Pro Chancellor
Ganpat University

Dr K P Isaac

Director General
XIME Group of Institutions

Dr Sibaram Khara

Vice Chancellor
Sharda University

Dr Vikas Singh

Executive Director
ITS Education Group

Devinder Narain

Director - Corporate Relations
Shobhit University

PVG Menon

Chief Executive Officer, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India

Prof. (Dr) Navin Sheth

Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad

Dr Kamlesh Misra

Vice Chancellor
Rishihood University

Dr Sujata Shahi

Vice Chancellor
IILM University

Prof. (Dr) Tabrez Ahmad

Vice Chancellor, GD Goenka University

Prof. Shalini Gupta

Vice Chancellor
Desh Bhagat University

Dr Prabhat Ranjan

Vice Chancellor
DY Patil International University

Dr DNS Kumar

Vice Chancellor
Sushant University

Dr Indu Rao

Director - ASC
Vellore Institute of Technology

Rajita Kulkarni

Sri Sri University

Bhavani Rao R

Director at Ammachi Labs
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Dr Krishnashree Achuthan

Dean of PG Programs, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Director, Cyber Security, Amritapuri
Director, TBI, Amritapur

Dr Raghu Raman

Director, Global Rankings & Accreditations Office of Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Vineet Gupta

Founder and Trustee, Ashoka University
Managing Director, Jamboree Education

Dr Abhay Kumar

Vice Chancellor
Pratap University, Jaipur


Participation From

  • Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, GoI
  • NSDC
  • Department of Labour & Skills, Government of Kerala
  • Various State Government Skill Development Departments
  • Leading Higher Education Institutions of India
  • ITIs
  • Technology Companies
  • Sector Skill Councils
  • International Agencies

Key Discussion Points

  • Redefining Skill Development in the New World Order
  • Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice
  • Role of Government, Industry & Academia for Creating
       Entrepreneural Mindset in the Youth
  • Success Stories of ITIs
  • New Technology Driven Skill Sector Growth
  • Best Practices across the Globe and India