NSDC is a first-of-its-kind Public Private Partnership (PPP) in India set up to facilitate the development and upgrading of the skills of the growing Indian workforce through skill training programmes. A large part of the organisation’s efforts are directed at the private sector and towards developing the skills in the unorganised sector in India. NSDC supports skill development efforts, especially in the unorganised sector in India by funding skill training and development programmes. It also engages in advocacy and training programmes, in-depth research to discover skill gaps in the Indian workforce, and developing accreditation norms.

Chaired by Former Vice Chairman of India’s largest IT company – Tata Consultancy Services, Mr. S. Ramadorai, NSDC is a Section 25 company with 49% of its equity held by the Government. The balance 51% stake is owned by industry, with ASSOCHAM, CII, FICCI, and sectoral bodies as the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry, Council for Leather Exports, CREDAI, SIAM and NASSCOM being the private sector shareholders.