UL Skill Academy DDU- GKY

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is the skilling and placement initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India.  Implementation of DDU-GKY involves State Governments, Technical Support Agencies like the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), and Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs).

Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society Ltd (ULCCS) has undertaken a DDUGKY project. Classes have commenced at our training centre named UL Skill Academy, functioning at Nadapuram Road near Vadakara in Kozhikode district. Since we have selected residential courses, separate hostel facilities have been arranged for male and female students. We have been given the following targets under this project:

Category SC/ST Minorities Women
Kerala 30% 60% 33%
Total candidates 199 396 218
District No. of candidates
Kozhikode 260
Kannur 100
Wayanad 100
Malappuram 100
Thrissur 100
Total 660

Eligibility Criteria

  • Rural youth from poor families between 18 and 35 years of age group
  • MGNREGA worker households, with a minimum of 15 days of completed work
  • Antyodaya Anna Yojana card holding households
  • BPL PDS card holding households
  • NRLM - Self-Help Groups (SHG)
  • There is a relaxation in the upper age limit for women, persons with disabilities, victims of human trafficking and other vulnerable groups, Disadvantaged groups including Women, Persons belonging to particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs), Persons with disabilities (PWDs), Transgender and other special groups (rehabilitated bonded labour, victims of trafficking, manual scavengers, trans-genders, HIV positive persons amongst others)

Features of the Project Offered

  • Course is free of cost for the students
  • Free food and accommodation
  • Free Uniforms and study materials
  • SSC/NCVT certificates for students who complete the course
  • Project guarantees 70% placement

The project was inaugurated by Honorable Minister for Labour and Excise Sri. T P Ramakrishnan on 15 th of August 2018

The following courses are offered:

Course Qualification Period
Web developer Plus two 6 months
Plumber SSLC 4 months
Accounts assistant using Tally Plus two 4 months
Housekeeping Attendant SSLC 4 months
Assistant Bar bender & Steel Fixer SSLC 4 months