CSC Yogyata Mobile Application

The Common Service Centre operating under the Ministry of Electronics and IT recently launched the Yogyata Mobile Application. The main objective of the application is to provide skill development opportunities to the youths in the rural areas.

About the app

The app will offer courses in 3D printing, CAD, cybersecurity and several other IT tools. The app will provide industrial based training and make the learners job ready. The courses offered are in accordance to the current market needs of the country.

Need for the app

According to the International Labour Organization, the rural youths are to suffer 40 percent more than the urban youths. The vocational training provided in the country mismatches the needs of casual workers. These casual workers contribute 90 percent of the total work force in the country.


The CSCs are statutory bodies. They were established under the Companies Act. The CSCs connect the local population with government enterprises, banks, insurance companies, private establishments and educational establishments.


Today majority of the construction workers are from rural parts of the country. The construction sector creates six times the jobs of the IT sector. But still the government prioritises IT sector over construction sector when it comes to skill development.

Other challenges in skill development

Skill gap in the country is increasing. According to National Skill Development Corporation of India, more than 12 crore skilled man power is required in India.
Perception towards vocational training should be changed. Students and parents are of the mind set that only engineering and medicine are prestigious courses with high value.  The quality of trainers in the country is bad. There is lack of industrial initiatives. The complexity and multiplicity of labour laws is inhibiting skill development. The quality of course is bad and also there is lack of infrastructure.



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