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  • Team India announced for WorldSkills International Competition 2019

    Published on July 29, 2019

    Bangalore:  Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India announced the 48-member contingent which will represent India at the biggest showcase of skills excellence in the world, called WorldSkills International Competition 2019. Also referred as the ‘Olympics for Skills’, the event is scheduled in Kazan, Russia from 22nd to 27th August 2019.  More than 1,500 competitors from 60 countries will compete in 55 skill competitions at this mega event. India will participate in 44 skills including mobile robotics, prototype modelling, hairdressing, baking, confectionary & patisserie, welding, brick laying, car painting, floristry among others.

    National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of MSDE has been leading India’s delegation at this biennial event since 2011. During the last edition at Abu Dhabi in 2017, India won one silver, one bronze and nine medallions of excellence. India also finished 19th out of 56 countries which participated at this event, making it India’s best performance since its participation at this event.

    Journey to WorldSkills 2019

    The selection of Team India for WorldSkills 2019 began in January 2018, with the roll out of a scheme on IndiaSkills Competitions. More than 22 states collaborated and organized close to 500 district and state level competitions between March and April 2018. The winners at these events, competed at four regional competitions organized at Jaipur, Lucknow, Bangalore and Bhubaneswar.

    The winners from the regional competitions further competed at the National Competition organized from 2nd to 6thOctober 2018 at Aerocity Grounds in Delhi. Since then, the selected candidates have been undergoing rigorous training and have also participated in international competitions in order to hone their skills and gain the required experience. Most competitors have also received training at international centers which has significantly enhanced their skills.

    The Team India includes participants from all over the country, including 6 from the North-Eastern region. 77% of these come from tier 2 and tier 3 cities and can speak 10 different languages. Most of these competitors come from a very humble background, with 35% have their parents either employed in the agriculture sector or are working as daily wage earners.

    Announcing the Team India, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurshipsaid, “Through WorldSkills Competition, we aim to provide opportunities to the youth in our country to compete with, and learn from, their peers across the globe. Such initiatives also help us benchmark our skills to the international standards and will improve the overall quality of vocational training in India. It is a proud feeling to witness the passion, effort and dedication with which these young competitors are preparing for the WorldSkills. I congratulate each one of them for their journey so far and wish them the very best for all their future endeavors. I believe they will inspire future competitors and all those who aspire to excel in their careers through vocational training.”


    More than 100 corporates and education institutes including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Festo, VLCC, Godrej, Axalta, Apollo, Berger Paints, Cisco, Caple, Saint Gobain, Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Schneider, Pearl Academy, NTTF, Daikin, L&T etc.  have come forward to support this initiative. These corporates have also helped in identifying a master trainer/expert who provides hands-on-training to each competitor and monitor their progress on day to day basis.

    With the sixth largest contingent at WorldSkills this year, Team India aspires to improve on its performance from the last competition (Abu Dhabi, 2017) and win laurels for the country.

    Details of the competitors are as follows:

    S. No. Name Skill State
    1 Nidhin Prem 3D Game Art Kerala
    2 Sri Ganesha Ananda Aircraft Maintenance Karnataka
    3 Suraj Autobody Repair Uttarakhand
    4 Tushar Phadatare Automobile Technology Maharashtra
    5 Farukh Ahmed Bakery Tripura
    6 Mahima Gandhi Beauty Therapy Uttarakhand
    7 Md. Ramjan Momin Bricklaying West Bengal
    8 Keshar Singh Rajput Cabinet Making Rajasthan
    9 Govind Kumar Sonkar Car Painting Uttar Pradesh
    10 Soumyajit Dutta Cloud Computing Punjab
    11 Ganesan. R CNC Milling Tamil Nadu
    12 Abinash Swain CNC Turning Odisha
    13 Dharavat Naresh Concrete Construction Work Telangana
    14 Amit Yadav Uttar Pradesh
    15 Angad Singh Rana Cooking Delhi
    16 Shubham Singh Cyber Security Punjab
    17 Swapnil Delhi
    18 Vaibhav S. Raut Electrical Installations Maharashtra
    19 Manoj Kumar Electronics Haryana
    20 Medha Devgan Fashion Technology Bihar
    21 Jibin Williams Floristry Kerala
    22 Shweta Ratanpura Graphic Design Technology Maharashtra
    23 Utkarsh Hairdressing Uttar Pradesh
    24 Thasleem.Mohideen Health and Social Care Tamil Nadu
    25 Abhinav Hotel Reception Himachal Pradesh
    26 Divya Umesh Godse Information Network Cabling Maharashtra
    27 Gursheesh Singh IT SSB Chandigarh
    28 Sanjoy Pramanik Jewellery West Bengal
    29 Vikash Kumar Naga Joinery Rajasthan
    30 Xenophon Das M-CAD Odisha
    31 Sumanth.S.C Mechatronics Karnataka
    32 Munjunatha. D Karnataka
    33 Omkar Shivaling Gurav Mobile Robotics Maharashtra
    34 Rohan Ravidra Hanagi Maharashtra
    35 Sahil Kapil Painting and Decorating Chandigarh
    36 Saurabh Baghel Patisserie and Confectionary Uttar Pradesh
    37 Raji Reddy Methuku Plastering & Drywall Systems Telangana
    38 M Vishwanathan Plastic Die Engineering Tamil Nadu
    39 Himanshu Vohra Plumbing and Heating Punjab
    40 Shrenik J.Gugale Print Media Technology Maharashtra
    41 Abhishek A N Prototype Modelling Karnataka
    42 Rahul Jangra Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Haryana
    43 Vaidehi Pant Restaurant Service Uttarakhand
    44 Ankit Anand Visual Merchandising Bihar
    45 Mohammed Rabith K Wall and Floor Tilling Kerala
    46 S. Aswatha Narayana Water Technology Odisha
    47 Pranav Nutalapati Web Technologies Karnataka
    48 Golipally Koteshwar Reddy Welding Telangana