In line with Government of India’s National Skill Development Mission, major Public Sector Undertakings under Ministry of Petroleum
& Natural Gas (MOP&NG) have been mandated to promote & set up Skill Development Institutes to cater to the skill development needs
of various regions across the country.
Skill Development Institute (SDI)-Visakhapatnam, registered as a Society under Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001, was set up in October 2016. Skill Development Institute-Visakhapatnam was Dedicated to the Nation on October 20, 2016, by Shri N.Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, in the presence of Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, former Hon’ble Union Minister for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting (currently Hon’ble Vice President of India), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas (currently also heading Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship),Shri P Ashok Gajapati Raju, former Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Shri Y. Sujana Chowdary, former Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences.
This Institute is catering to unemployed youth of Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring States and provides specialised short-term
training in vocational trades aligned to National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). In addition to specialized technical
training, SDI Visakhapatnam will also provide training on soft skills and language proficiency to make the candidates job fit
for the industry, both within India and Overseas.
Today SDI-Visakhapatnam is a well-known and leading Institution in skill ecosystem in the entire Southern Region, especially Andhra Pradesh,
providing excellent training and facilitating employment avenues to unemployed youth.