Five two-year diploma courses will be introduced at advanced training institutes in India from August-September.
These will be on welding technology, industrial electronics and automation, manufacturing, automotive technology and IT, networking and cloud computing.
The five courses will allow trainees to acquire cutting- edge training by providing an opportunity to sharpen their 'hands-on' skills in specialised areas, including computerised pneumatic control (CNC) machining and mechatronics.
The need for advanced level specialised courses has long been felt in vocational training in the country.
"Industries are demanding skilled workforce in specialised areas. With this development, advanced training institutes will narrow the gap between demand and supply in the industry. These steps will take us close to our vision of making India the skill capital of the world," Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.
One fourth of the training period is dedicated to on- the-job training in the form of industrial attachment.