DIKSHa - Dalmia Institute of Knowledge and Skill Harnessing

Dalmia Bharat Group has been working to empower people to have sustainable livelihood options. As a way forward, we initiated skill based training programmes from our DIKSHa centres.

Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF) is a registered training partner of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). We aim to create livelihoods by providing employment-linked training courses by imparting short-term industry-oriented skill training to 1 Lac youth over a period of 10 years. As part of our skill training mandate, DBF shall set up 8 Livelihood Skill Training Centers in the states viz. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Andhra Pradesh in next three years. DBF have chosen 16 trades in 10 sectors viz. Healthcare, Automobile, Apparel. Capital Goods, Beauty & Wellness, Retail, Agriculture, Plumbing, Security and constructions. In all these trades, DBF would facilitate wage/self-employment opportunities.

Apart from developing their skills for working, the trainees are taken through a holistic program which would include soft skills, life skills and job readiness modules. Training Centers are being set up with Simulated Service labs to ensure that the training meets the requirements of industry. The entire training has been developed in modular form through effective audiovisual methodology mapped to Qualification Pack (QP)/National Occupational Standard (NOS) of respective Sector Skills Council. This ensures uniformity of training across all training centers based in our locations.

In order to scale up our skill training initiative, DBF is forging alliance with various state skills mission. The first tie-up is made up with Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) for skill training of 2300 youths in the state of Odisha.

In 2016-17, under our skill development initiative, we established 3 Livelihood Skills Training center located at Trichy, Tamil Nadu, Belgaum, Karnataka & Rourkela at Odisha. We have placement tie-up with several companies in different sectors like Apparel, Healthcare, Beauty & Wellness, Engineering, and Retail etc. The prominent among them are Anugrah Fashion, Best Corporation, Sahi Export, Portea Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Easy day, Minda Furukawa and various others.