Seekho Aur Kamao

Seekho aur Kamao” scheme helps the minority communities to find employment and make them eligible for self-employment based on skills.

Shree Gujarat Education Trust

About Scheme

“Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn)” is a scheme implemented since 2013-14 for skill development of minorities.

The "Seekho Aur Kamao(Learn & Earn)"- The Scheme for Skill Development of Minorities aims to upgrade the skills of the minority youths in various modern/traditional vocations depending upon their educational qualification, present economic trends and the market potential. This scheme helps the minority communities to find employment and make them eligible for self-employment based on skills.

This scheme initiated the skill development programme for Modular Employable Skills (MES) which are approved by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of India. The MES courses approved by NCVT include the majority of traditional skills being practiced by the minority communities. The courses included are Embroidery, Chikankari, Zardosi, Patchwork, Gem and Jewelry, Weaving, Wooden works, Leather goods, Brass metal works, Glass wares, Carpet etc. Other courses approved by NCVT will also be taken up in a particular State or region depending on the demand and local market potential.

This may help the minority communities to preserve the Indian traditional arts and crafts. It empowers the minority communities to face the market challenges and avail the opportunities.

This scheme provides the job oriented short duration Skill development training for candidates/students belonging to minority communities(Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsis and Jains)

Objective of the scheme


The objectives of the scheme are as below:

  • To preserve and upgrade traditional skills of minorities and establish their linkages with market potential.
  • To improve employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc. and place the candidates in job.
  • To have better livelihood for marginalized minorities and bring them into the mainstream.
  • To enable minorities to avail opportunities in the growing market.
  • To develop potential human resource for the country.
  • To empower the minority communities by providing them skill development training.
  • To reduce unemployment rate of minorities



The trainee/student/candidate should fulfill the following conditions:

  1. The trainee/student/candidate should belong to minority communities(viz. (Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsis and Jains)).
  2. The age limit of trainee/student/candidate should be in between 14-35 years of age.
  3. The minimum qualification of trainee should be at least Class 5th standard.
  4. In case reserved categories as prescribed under this scheme remain vacant, these vacant seats may be treated as unreserved.