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National Apprenticeship Training Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of Government of India. Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Government of India implements the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme through Board of Practical Training at Kolkata and Boards of Apprenticeship Training located at Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur for providing skill training by utilizing the facilities available in the industries to Graduates & Diploma Holders in Engineering & Technology and Graduate in General Stream pass outs as Graduate and Technician apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961. Apprentices are provided on the job training by employers using the facilities / resources available under the supervision of trainers, through structured training modules to ensure the apprentices acquire skills and competencies after the training which will enhance their confidence and employability. During the period of apprenticeship, the apprentices are paid monthly stipend, 50% of minimum stipend rate reimbursable to employer from Government of India. After successful completion of training, the apprentices are issued a Certificate of Proficiency by Government of India which is considered as one year experience when they go for further employment.