RAGC is now IISC (India International Skill Centre)


Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers is officially certified as an India International Skill Centre. By becoming IISC network member organisation, RAGC will act as –

Knowledge and Research for International workforce mobility
In order to continuously keep track of the shifting dynamics of international workforce migration, market awareness is crucial. NSDC will facilitate in providing information on migration clusters, overseas mobility mechanisms and workforce supply/demand data on periodic basis.

Government/B2B facilitation
Government of India aims to make India the skill capital of the world. To achieve this objective, NSDC along with MSDE forge partnerships with overseas public/private partners and industry bodies. Empaneled IISCs would be preferred partners for implementation of such G2G or B2B initiatives. Under such collaborations, RAGC will:

  1. Participate in meetings/interactions with various International Delegations
  2. Collaborate with NSDC to deliver projects/programs for International Workforce Mobility initiatives
  3. Deliver training/upskilling programs on international platforms in other countries under G2G/B2B programs
  4. Designated as internationally approved assessment centres under different G2G agreements.
  5. Participate in International Forums, Workforce Mobility Dialogues, International Delegations for advocacy of various programs under IISC
  6. Access varied support extended by Indian state governments to facilitate labor mobility

The following G2G/B2B collaborations illustrate the nature of opportunities:

a. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
NSDC is working with Ministry of Human Resource and Emiritization (MoHRE) and Abu Dhabi Quality & Conformity Council (ADQCC) for benchmarking qualifications, assessment & certification.
A network of Assessment Centres (Trade Test Centres)/Skill Verification Centres across India will be established to deliver assessments in the identified benchmarked qualifications to potential migrant workers
Establishment of Driving Training Institutes in collaboration with Emirates Driving Institute, UAE NSDC has signed MoU with Emirates Driving Institute (EDI), the largest and the most successful driving institute in UAE & Middle East, and the Youth Chamber of Commerce (YCC) to establish driver training institutes in various parts of India. This engagement will facilitate candidates to acquire a UAE driving license, in line with the requirements of regulatory agencies of different countries of Gulf.

b. Japan – A G2G level project where the Governments of India and Japan have entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for sending candidates from India with prior work experience to Japan as interns is being implemented by NSDC. The project entails on-the-job training with Japanese employers for 3-5 years.

c. Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) – Under PKVY, Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) is provided to potential Indian migrants before they leave India for better acclimatization of migrant workers to the language, culture, emigration process, welfare measures and do’s and don’ts of the destination country.

d. Others – NSDC has signed MoU’s with Japan, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Germany, Canada, Maldives, Morocco and Jordon to explore various areas of Skill Development, Vocational Education and Mobility of Skilled Manpower to these regions.

International Skill Standard Benchmarking & Harmonization
International workforce mobility can be facilitated through various skill standard benchmarking exercises with different countries that shall enable us with recognition of our skill certification. To achieve this objective, NSDC works with International Governments, Regulatory Authorities, International Awarding Bodies.

Advocacy and Branding
The India International Skill Centre (IISC) program would be promoted by NSDC, nationally and globally. Such an endorsement would be a big boost to the credibility and image of the partners engaged in running IISCs. International roadshows, job fairs, awareness and advocacy fairs will be conducted by NSDC. These shall provide support for strengthening the process of mobilization of candidates for international workforce mobility.

Demand Aggregation Portal
NSDC will facilitate development of a portal which will aggregate workforce demand from various sources like G2G/B2B initiatives, job portals and others. The portal will be actively promoted as a one – stop solution to connect the international workforce demand with the supply of skilled candidates.

Funding Support – Candidate and Business loans*
Since the IISC program would run on a fee – based, market driven model, therefore, it is also essential to provide funding support in the form of candidate and business loans. NSDC aims to facilitate the same for IISC network members.
*Availability of loans will be subject to business requirement and organisational capability

Standard operating guidelines
NSDC will develop standardized guidelines and modules for upskilling, counselling & guidance, domain skill training, PDOT and language training. All IISCs would need to comply with the standard guidelines provided by NSDC for ensuring effective implementation of the program. This shall ensure certain market driven standardization across the network resulting in quality assurance and higher acceptability by overseas employers.

Assessment and certification processes
Through various G2G/B2B collaborations which are being undertaken by NSDC, Skill India assessment and certification is being promoted across different countries. Each empaneled IISC will become crucial stakeholders in enhancing global recognition of the Skill India certification by implementing various G2G/B2B/skill harmonization programs being supported by NSDC.




Thane Centre
Plot No. 53, Road Number 30, Kamgar Hospital Rd, near ESIC, Thane West, Thane

Dahanu Centre
Shirin Dinyar Irani Learners Academy ‘YZAD’ Sam Nariman Road, Savta Saravali, Dahanu

Email – karan@ragc.in