SHREYAS Scheme - Objectives, Modalities, Eligibility, Implementation and Registration process

SHREYAS stands for Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills launched by the HRD Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar to provide industry apprenticeship opportunities to the youths exiting in April 2019 with the help of the National Apprenticeship Promotional Scheme (NAPS). This scheme's aim was to improve the employability of Indian youth.  This scheme will help them to get the job work experience as well as earning of stipend. The scheme is very helpful for the students to make them skilled, capable, and employable as well as aligned to the requirements of our economy. If the youth of the country will be capable and skilled then they will contribute to the country’s progress as well as able to attain gainful employment. The Scheme is launched to align the education program with the needs of the industry as well as service sectors.

SHREYAS is a scheme basically for those degree students who are primarily non-technical like BA, BSc. BCom courses etc. This scheme will help to introduce youths to their employable skills into their learning, encourage apprenticeship as essential to education.

Objectives of SHREYAS

  • To improve the employability of youths by introducing employment importance. 
  • To maintain a close link between education and industry.
  • To improve the skills of the students in a dynamic manner.
  • To bring earn while you learn the system in higher education.
  • To help the manufacturing industry to secure good quality manpower.
  • To create connect of the student community with the employment facilitating efforts of the Government.
  • The scheme motive is to 50 lakh students until 2022.

SHREYAS: The Apprenticeship and Skills Programme 

  • SHREYAS stands for Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills.
  • In the launching of this program, there are three central ministries they are the HRD, the Ministry of Labor and Employment, and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • The program is basically for the degree course students and mainly for those students who are studying non-technical courses.
  • This scheme will help students to update with employable skills as part of their education.
  • The SHREYAS scheme also links the government’s employment building efforts to the education system.
  • With the help of the SHREYAS portal, different educational institutions, as well as industry personnel, are able to log in and easily provide their respective demand and offer of an apprenticeship.
  • There are eligibility criteria for the SHREYAS scheme and the students must have to be matched with the basis of the details for their apprenticeship avenues.
  • These apprenticeship courses will be in process from April-May, 2019.
  • There are a lot of educational institutions that have been tied up with this scheme.


The scheme is operated by the coordination of three different ministries that are HRD, Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), The Ministry of Labor. The operation of the scheme are given below-

  • There are more than 100 areas are found by the Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) where apprenticeship opportunities are easily able to find. 
  • The scheme officials also try to find apprenticeship opportunities through colleges concerned or with the help of placement cells.
  • Higher Educational Institutions are able to log in on the official page of the SHREYAS portal and able to express their interesting area, as well as they, can mention expected numbers of the students who are expected to choose for it.
  • The demand of the students in a particular area would be scrutinized by the SSC concerned who have demanded on the portal.
  • As when this was get confirmed the name of the selected students would be displayed on the SHREYAS portal by the HEI.
  • The contract between students and industry would be generated by the NAPS.
  • The monthly salary would be paid by the industry itself, as well as 25% of this would be reimbursed by the NAPS portal that was subject to a maximum of Rs.1, 500.
  • When the apprenticeship period will end the progress and examination of the students would be conducted by the SSC and they will provide a certificate to the passed students.
  • This certificate will be valid in India to find employment. 

Eligibility and Documents needed for the application

A resident of the nation 

It is necessary for the candidate that he must be from India. The candidate must have voter and Aadhar cards to show his nationality.

Must be a student 

The only person applies for this scheme that is studying or passes out form college located in India. Students from both private as well as the government will able to take the benefit of this scheme.

Non-technical streams

This scheme is only for the students who are studying in the non-technical streams. The streams are B.A, B.Sc, and B.Com, etc. these streams students can apply for this scheme. The scheme is helpful in boosting the non-technical field.

Year of pass out 

The students who are passing out from the colleges from April 2019 are able to apply for the scheme. At the time of registration, the students must have to submit an education qualification certificate before the mentioned date.

Adequate academic degrees 

The only students get selected for the benefit of this scheme that has the necessary education as well as other skills and will match the trainee profile. The selection of the students will completely depend on the training provider.

How to register for the scheme?

1. All the students who are interested to apply for this scheme can easily apply by log on to the official portal of the scheme.

2. But before the candidate is going to apply it is the responsibility of the institute that they must register under the program.

3. For this, institutes have to go to the official portal as well as have to highlight the courses and apprenticeships programs in which they are interested.

4. Then the students are able to match their profile as per the vacancies and apply according to their interest by filling in the application form.

5. When all the details about the registration process come out, the candidate will get on this site.

Three Tracks in Implementation of SHREYAS

The programme is implemented in three different tracks. All the tracks are explained below.

Add-on apprenticeship or Degree apprenticeship

In this track, the students who are studying in a college or in any degree programme from a university will get a chance to choose a job of their choice from a selected list of apprenticeship job roles that are given by the Sector Skill Councils. The apprenticeship programme is basically for 6 months but it can change according to the sector you choose for basic training.

The apprenticeship programme will start just after the completion of your degree programme. While doing the apprenticeship programme student will be able to get a monthly stipend of Rs.6, 000. After completion of the apprenticeship period, there would be an examination conducted by the Sector Skill Council to monitor the skills and knowledge of the students. After the examination, all the successful students will be provided with a certificate that will help them to get a good job in the future.

Embedded Apprenticeship

Under this track, the existing B.Voc programmes would be updated into B. A, B.Sc or B.Com courses which would comprise not only instructive or vocational input, but also a compulsory apprenticeship range from 6 to 10 months depends on the requirement of the particular skill. While doing the training the students will get a monthly stipend of about Rs.6, 000, and 25% of this amount would be reimbursed under the NAPS programme.

After completion of the apprenticeship period, there would be an examination conducted by the Sector Skill Council to monitor the skills and knowledge of the students. After the examination, all the successful students will be provided with a certificate that will help them to get a good job in the future.

Linking National Career Service with Colleges

The National Career Service (NCS) portal will be linked with the Higher Education institutions by the Ministry of Labor and Employment. To date, more than 9,000 employers have posted for more than 2 lakh vacancies for the skilled and eligible students. This will give chance to the students to improve the employment opportunities that they are not able to improve on their college campus. The students will also be given training in soft skills and also as per the requirement of a particular market.