SMART Centres

Building a self-reliant workforce

"Our success in bridging the skills gap will be crucial in determining India's position in the world economy in future. Programmes like SMART go a long way in this direction."
- C.P. Gurnani

SMART Centres

Our SMART centres aim to provide employability skills training to youth from economically weaker sections of the urban community. The skill training is offered to the beneficiaries through a well-structured training program to ensure that after the completion of the training they are placed in suitable and dignified jobs. The SMART program places great emphasis on foundational skills for a job such as Spoken English, Basic IT and Workplace Readiness. A total of 15 domains and 50 courses are being offered to students for them to opt from SMART, SMART+ (for Persons with Disabilities), and SMART-T (Technical) Centres.

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Youth trained since FY 2012-13
Youth trained in FY 2022-23

Skills-for-Market Training (SMART)

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Empowering youth with skills for a brighter future

The SMART program through its vocational centres offers variety of skill training in various domains across the service as well as the manufacturing industry. It provides training in courses such as Foundation skills and domain-specific areas that are aligned to the QP (qualification pack) and NOS (National Occupation Standards) as specified by the Sector Skill Council.

Sector Specific Domains:

In these SMART vocational training centres, there are a total of 15 domains and 50 courses available for students to choose from. Some of the courses include:

  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) 
  • Healthcare
  • Automobile
  • Capital Goods
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Logistics
  • Electrical & more.

Foundation Skills Course:

  • Basic IT
  • Spoken English
  • Workplace Readiness

The course training manuals provided at our vocational centres are detailed and easy to comprehend for students. A robust system of regular assessments and certification on successful completion of the training is an integral part of the program. Youth graduating from SMART centres are successfully placed in the service and manufacturing sectors. Our SMART program has a live Management Information System that helps in monitoring and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data across all locations.

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Meet Our SMART Partner Organizations


SMART - Technical

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Developing skills to solve technical problems

The SMART-T or Technical Training program offers training in trades related to job opportunities in the manufacturing industry.

Apart from the Foundation course, the SMART-T vocational training centres offer training in the following trades:

  • Automobile Technician
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC), Milling and Turning
  • AC and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Fitter and Maintenance Technician
  • Welding – Basic / Advanced
  • DTH 
  • Optical Fiber 


Meet Our SMART Partner Organizations


Expression of Interest

We encourage the applicants to go through our programs before filling out the application form

Assessment Form

Q1. Is your organisation working in the areas of Education / Skill Development or Disability?

Q2. Does your organisation have minimum 3 years of operational experience in the said programs?

Q3. Does your organisation hold valid certificates for CSR-1, 80G & 12A? (select Yes if all certificates are valid and available)

Q4. Is your organisation operational in the regions where Tech Mahindra Foundation is working (Select yes if operational in Bengaluru; Bhubaneswar; Chennai; Delhi; Hyderabad; Kolkata; Mohali; Mumbai; Pune; Visakhapatnam)?

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