Suryamitra scheme is a skill development program designed to create skilled manpower in installation, commissioning, and Operation & Maintenance of solar power plants and equipment.It is a part of Make in India initiative.
Aim and Objective
The programme aims to develop the skills of youth, considering the opportunities for employment in the growing Solar Energy Power project’s installation, operation & maintenance in India and abroad. The Suryamitra Programme is also designed to prepare the candidates to become new entrepreneurs in Solar Energy sector. Special emphasis is given to skill youth from SC/ST/OBC categories.
What was the need for for such a scheme?
To achieve and maintain the target of 100 GW solar power plants for 25 years, India requires about 6.5 lakh personnel, trained in solar energy sector (estimated by CII). This course is designed and oriented as per requirement of solar industry.
To train 50,000 solar photovoltaic technicians by March 2020.
The qualification required to participate in the program is ITI (Electrical & Wireman) / Diploma in Engineering (Electrical, Electronics & Mechanical). Higher qualified participants such as B.Tech etc are not eligible.
The course teaches the basics of electrical, SPV applications and solar power plant including standards, preventive maintenance, trouble shooting etc.
Duration of the course
600 hours (i.e. 3 months). The course is jointly designed by MNRE and NISE.
The Suryamitra Skill Development Programmes are sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India.
National Institute of Solar Energy(NISE) is organizing “Suryamitra” skill development programmes in collaboration with State Nodal Agencies, at various locations across the country.
Suryamitra mobile app
As part of Suryamitra programme, NISE has developed a GPS based mobile Application (known as Suryamitra Mobile APP) which allows the services of trained “Suryamitras” to the various end users of Solar applications across India at their door step.