Amrita B.Tech. student, Advaith A. J. won the gold medal in the IndiaSkills National Competition 2021 held in Delhi from January 6-10, 2022. He will represent India at the coveted WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 to be held in Shanghai, China, from October 12-17, 2022.
A second-year BTech Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) student and a member of amFoss student club of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, Advaith won a Gold medal in the trade Web Technologies in IndiaSkills South Regionals.
IndiaSkills Competition is organized by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an apex skill development organization working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. NSDC has been leading India’s participation at the WorldSkills International competitions since 2011. In the last edition of WorldSkills International 2019 held in Kazan, Russia, India won one gold and silver medal each, two bronze medals, and 15 Medallions of Excellence, ranking 13 among 63 countries that participated in the global event for skill appreciation. The country’s biggest skill competition is designed to demonstrate the highest standards of skilling and offers a platform to young people to showcase their talent at national and international levels. IndiaSkills Competition is a biennial competition conducted with the support of state governments and industry.
IndiaSkills 2021 National Competition saw participation from 30 states and Union Territories (UTs). Talents were displayed in 54 skills such as: beauty therapy, cyber security, floristry robot system integration, cloud computing, water technology, painting and decorating, health and social care, among others. Additionally, seven new-age skills including robot systems integration, additive manufacturing, digital construction, industry 4.0, renewable energy, mobile applications development, and industrial design technology were introduced to this year’s competition, keeping pace with emerging technologies.
The winners of IndiaSkills 2021 will undergo training and represent the country at the WorldSkills Competition, a global hub for skill excellence, bringing together skilled youth of diverse backgrounds and nations.