About us

Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI)—widely known as Food Processing Sector Skill Council—is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The organization is promoted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

We have been set up as an autonomous industry-led body by NSDC. We create Occupational Standards and Qualification Packs, develop competency framework, conduct Train the Trainer Programs, conduct Skill Gap Studies and Assess and Certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Occupational Standards developed by us.

The Skill Council will also accredit well equipped service providers who will partner to disseminate the training. The Council is also implementing Standards, Training, and Accreditation & Reward (PMKVY) scheme of Government of India. Under the PMKVY Scheme, FICSI has introduced the training programme in affiliated institutes as well. We have been running B. Voc. courses in Education Institutions and also working with other states in NON PMKVY schemes like DDGKY, ASAP, NULM.