Team India announced for WorldSkills International Competition 2019

01 Aug 2019

48 participants from 17 States and UTswill represent India at the 6-day biennial competition to be held in Kazan, Russia from 22 -27 August 2019

Candidates selected through 500+ district, state, regional and national level competitions across the country

Average age of competitors is 22, youngest being 17 years

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India announced the 48-member contingent which will represent India at the biggest showcase of skills excellence in the world, called WorldSkills International Competition 2019. Also referred as the ‘Olympics for Skills’, the event is scheduled in Kazan, Russia from 22nd to 27th August 2019.  More than 1,500 competitors from 60 countries will compete in 55 skill competitions at this mega event. India will participate in 44 skills including mobile robotics, prototype modelling, hairdressing, baking, confectionary & patisserie, welding, brick laying, car painting, floristry among others.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of MSDE has been leading India’s delegation at this biennial event since 2011. During the last edition at Abu Dhabi in 2017, India won one silver, one bronze and nine medallions of excellence. India also finished 19th out of 56 countries which participated at this event, making it India’s best performance since its participation at this event.

Journey to WorldSkills 2019

The selection of Team India for WorldSkills 2019 began in January 2018, with the roll out of a scheme on IndiaSkills Competitions. More than 22 states collaborated and organized close to 500 district and state level competitions between March and April 2018. The winners at these events, competed at four regional competitions organized at Jaipur, Lucknow, Bangalore and Bhubaneswar.

The winners from the regional competitions further competed at the National Competition organized from 2nd to 6th October 2018 at Aerocity Grounds in Delhi. Since then, theselected candidates have been undergoing rigorous training and have also participated in international competitions in order to hone their skills and gain the required experience. Most competitors have also receivedtraining at international centerswhich has significantly enhanced their skills.

The Team India includes participants from all over the country, including 6 from the North-Eastern region. 77% of these come from tier 2 and tier 3 cities and can speak 10 different languages. Most of these competitors come from a very humble background, with 35% have their parents either employed in the agriculture sector or are working as daily wage earners.


More than 100 corporates and education institutes including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Festo, VLCC, Godrej, Axalta, Apollo, Berger Paints, Cisco, Caple, Saint Gobain, Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Schneider, Pearl Academy, NTTF, Daikin, L&T etc.  have come forward to support this initiative. These corporates have also helped in identifying a master trainer/expert who provides hands-on-training to each competitor and monitor their progress on day to day basis.

With the sixth largest contingent at WorldSkills this year, Team India aspires to improve on its performance from the last competition (Abu Dhabi, 2017) and win laurels for the country.

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Details of the competitors are as follows:

S. No. Name Skill State
1 Nidhin Prem 3D Game Art Kerala
2 Sri Ganesha Ananda Aircraft Maintenance Karnataka
3 Suraj Autobody Repair Uttarakhand
4 Tushar Phadatare Automobile Technology Maharashtra
5 Farukh Ahmed Bakery Tripura
6 Mahima Gandhi Beauty Therapy Uttarakhand
7 Md. Ramjan Momin Bricklaying West Bengal
8 Keshar Singh Rajput Cabinet Making Rajasthan
9 Govind Kumar Sonkar Car Painting Uttar Pradesh
10 Soumyajit Dutta Cloud Computing Punjab
11 Ganesan.R CNC Milling Tamil Nadu
12 Abinash Swain CNC Turning Odisha
13 Dharavat Naresh Concrete Construction Work Telangana
14 Amit Yadav Uttar Pradesh
15 Angad Singh Rana Cooking Delhi
16 Shubham Singh Cyber Security Punjab
17 Swapnil Delhi
18 Vaibhav S. Raut Electrical Installations Maharashtra
19 Manoj Kumar Electronics Haryana
20 MedhaDevgan Fashion Technology Bihar
21 Jibin Williams Floristry Kerala
22 Shweta Ratanpura Graphic Design Technology Maharashtra
23 Utkarsh Hairdressing Uttar Pradesh
24 Thasleem.Mohideen Health and Social Care Tamil Nadu
25 Abhinav Hotel Reception Himachal Pradesh
26 Divya Umesh Godse Information Network Cabling Maharashtra
27 Gursheesh Singh IT SSB Chandigarh
28 Sanjoy Pramanik Jewellery West Bengal
29 Vikash Kumar Naga Joinery Rajasthan
30 Xenophon Das M-CAD Odisha
31 Sumanth.S.C Mechatronics Karnataka
32 Munjunatha. D Karnataka
33 Omkar ShivalingGurav Mobile Robotics Maharashtra
34 Rohan RavidraHanagi Maharashtra
35 Sahil Kapil Painting and Decorating Chandigarh
36 Saurabh Baghel Patisserie and Confectionary Uttar Pradesh
37 Raji Reddy Methuku Plastering & Drywall Systems Telangana
38 M Vishwanathan Plastic Die Engineering Tamil Nadu
39 Himanshu Vohra Plumbing and Heating Punjab
40 ShrenikJ.Gugale Print Media Technology Maharashtra
41 Abhishek A N Prototype Modelling Karnataka
42 Rahul Jangra Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Haryana
43 Vaidehi Pant Restaurant Service Uttarakhand
44 Ankit Anand Visual Merchandising Bihar
45 Mohammed Rabith K Wall and Floor Tilling Kerala
46 S.Aswatha Narayana Water Technology Odisha
47 Pranav Nutalapati Web Technologies Karnataka
48 GolipallyKoteshwar Reddy Welding Telangana


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