Recogonition of Prior Learning commonly known as RPL largely refers to an assessment process used to evaluate a person’s existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by formal, non-formal or informal learning. RPL under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20 primarily has threefold objectives.
- It aims to align the competencies of the un-regulated workforce of the country to the standardized National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF),
- To enhance the employability opportunities of an individual as well as provide alternative routes to higher education and
- To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileging certain forms of knowledge over others.