National Skill Training Institue (NSTI) is one of the premier institutes run by the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India with the main objective of imparting training to the trainee instructors for the Industrial Training Institutes in the country.

       National Skill Training Institute for Women, Kolkata is imparting industry oriented vocational training and vocational instructor's training for women. National Skill Training Institute for Women is functioning directly under the control of Central Government, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Women Training) under Directorate General of Training. This is the exclusive women vocational training institute in the state of West Bengal and conducting vocational training courses i.e. Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS), Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) and Advanced Diploma in IT, Networking and Cloud course.

      Welcome to National Skill Training Institute for Women, Kolkata. NSTI (w) Kolkata is a technology knowledge centre and our aim is to provide job oriented and knowledge based technical skill that can give the Women trainees a unique identity creating an edge above others. We are dedicated towards imparting globally competitive skill. Click here for more details.




Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Erstwhile Ministry of Labour & Employment, Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T)) launched the Women’s Vocational Training programme in 1977. This aimed at establishing women exclusive training facilities at regional, all over the country. Women Training under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship takes care of providing skill training to women in the country which aims at stimulating employment opportunities among women of various socio-economic levels and different age groups. Women’s Vocational Training Programme (WVTP) was designed and launched in 1977 to mainstream women into economic activities.  Women’s Vocational Training Programme promotes Vocational Training for women for wage-employment in industry, as instructors and also promotes their self-employment.      

The vocational training to women, Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship was implemented through a network of 11 institutes – One National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) at Noida (1977) and ten Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTIs) at Mumbai (1977), Bengaluru (1977), Thiruvananthapuram (1983), Kolkata (1986), Tura (1986), Panipat (1986), Allahabad (1991), Indore (1992), Vadodara (1993), and Jaipur (1994). The Names of these women Institutes have been changed as “ National Skill Training Institutes for Women” (NSTIs for Women).

To enhance the skill training facilities for women in India, in addition to the existing 11 institutes, eight new NSTIs(W) are being set up, one each in the states of Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, Goa, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.



                                                                               STAFF STRUCTURE OF NSTI(W) KOLKATA




Identification of vocational skill training areas

Organization of skill training programmes for women.

Maintaining industry- institute linkages.

All around development of Trainees

How to Reach


CP-16, Salt Lake City, Sector-5, Kolkata- 700 091

NSTI (W) KOLKATA is, 30 min journey from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata and 53 min journey from Howrah Railway Station, Howrah, West Bengal 

Nearest Bus Stops are 

1. R.S. Software

2. College More


Contact details

Phone No. : 033-23673673





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