About the SSC: Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC)

Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC), has been successfully incorporated as a Section - 8 (Not for Profit Company) under the Companies Act 2013 on 15th December 2015.

MEPSC is being promoted by All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body of management profession in India as its sole promoter. As an emerging Sector Skills Council, MEPSC is committed to create technically and professionally competent workforce and industry professionals for both national and international markets.

A large percentage of Indian graduates are unemployable for lack of skills both technical and generic required by the employers. While most of the candidates get hired on the basis of their technical skills, they often get fired for lack of generic skills. It is the set of Generic/ Behavioural/ Soft/ Employability Skills that makes a difference to the productivity of the individual.

MEPSC is targeting to train and certify approximately 4.75 lakhs trainees, develop and frame 50 Qualifications Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOS), and train more than 550 Trainers over next 10 years.

Skill development initiatives will be undertaken in four key segment domains of Professional Skills; Entrepreneurship Skills; Office Management Skills and Training Skills.

Innovation will be a prerequisite in ensuring right skills and employment to the youths to meet their aspirations. With advancement in technology and shrinking jobs, entrepreneurship is the way forward which needs to be optimally utilised to achieve the stated mission of Skilled India.

Another large group is of unemployed youth, who cannot get employment for variety of reasons need to look at entrepreneurship as an option for gainful engagement.

Yet another purpose of MEPSC is to focus on job roles which are not sector/industry specific and are functions which are common across sectors. Candidates trained and certified by MEPSC for these roles would be mobile and can move from one sector to another.

MEPSC shall be leading skill development initiatives in four key segments namely:-

  • Professional Skills
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Office Management
  • Training & Assessment

The Skills Council is being steered by senior industry captains and experienced thought leaders. Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Sr Vice President, AIMA and Chairman The Hero EnterpriseĀ is leading this initiative as Chairman of the Council. Mr. Munjal is also a member of Prime Minister's Council on Trade & Industry and has been involved in areas of skill development, vocational training, CSR and tribal development. Col Anil Kumar Pokhriyal, (Retired) is the Chief Executive Officer of MEPSC. The MEPSC Board is comprised of several equally renowned and experienced business leaders, academicians, NSDC, AIMA and Ministry officials.

MEPSC is targeting to train and certify approximately 4.75 lakhs trainees, develop and frame 50 National occupational Standards, and train more than 550 Trainers over next 10 years.

About the Promoter: All India Management Association(AIMA)

Today amid all the transitions, there is one Indian body that's helping the Indian managers to make the most of the new opportunities. One body that's assimilating the changed global perspective and equipping the Indian managers for it. One body that's ready for tomorrow is All India Management Association (AIMA).

The All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management with active support of the Government of India and Industry in 1957. AIMA is a group- a body to pool management thoughts in the country, a forum to develop a national managerial ethos, an organisation to facilitate the furtherance of the management profession in the country.

AIMA is a federation of Local Management Associations (LMAs). AIMA today affiliates 62 LMAs across the country and 2 co-operating management associations i.e. Qatar Indian Management Association and Mauritius Management Association.

AIMA has established close linkages with over 3000 institutions and over 30,000 individual professionals directly and through network of the Local Management Associations. AIMA's activities include Distance management Education, management Development Programmes, National Events, Competitions, Research, Publication and Testing Services.

AIMA is represented on a number of policy making bodies of the Government of India and a number of National bodies / organisations. Some important ones are as under:

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which is the apex regulatory body for professional education in the country under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India.
  • Council of Institute of Applied Manpower Research
  • Boards of Governors, Indian Institutes of Management (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozikode, Kashipur, Udaipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Tiruchirapalli and Raipur)
  • Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi
  • National Productivity Council, New Delhi
  • Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee

AIMA is frequently co-opted by the Government on Specialised Committees.

AIMA is an active member of the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO), which is the Asia-Pacific regional body of the World Management Council (CIOS).

AIMA maintains close links with a number of overseas professional institutions like the American Management Association, Chartered Institute of Management (UK), all the National Management Organisations in the Asia Pacific Region and St. Gallen University of Switzerland among others.

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