Collective rural development in Oil India Limited had started as early as 1962. Since then till date, a lot of changes have taken place in terms of OIL's expanding horizon of exploration, production and diversification of business. The fluidity of changes towards enabling economic growth of the region has also led to increasing expectations of the local population. In other words OIL’s responsibilities towards the local communities has increased manifold. Keeping in perspective the growing needs, over the years OIL has graduated from a welfare Company to a Company with a definitive objective of creating sustainable empowerment and inclusive growth of the people amongst whom it operates. Today one of the main reasons of growing social unrest in the primary agrarian region is the lack of employment avenues and lack of adequate industrial growth. Given the large numbers of unemployed youth in OIL’s operational areas and the emphasis on skill & capacity building by the government agencies, an urgent need was felt to raise the present capacities to enable all-inclusive agenda to provide job oriented training to the rural hinterland. Oil India Limited has therefore taken up Project Swabalamban, an ambitious skill and capacity building project launched to equip the youth of OIL’s operational areas with certain set of necessary skills in selected sectors depending on their areas of interest. Pragati Edutech Pvt. Ltd. has been associated with Project Swabalamban since 2013. As an implementing partner for Project Swabalamban, we have trained 660 students and placed in top hotels in India like Taj, Mariott, Hyatt, Le Meredian,Oberoi etc. with an average placement of 97%. Oil India Ltd (Oil), Duliajan signed an MOU with Pragati Edutech Pvt. Ltd. on 12th August 2016. As per the MOU, Oil has appointed Pragati as an implementing partner for Project Swabalamban for a period of 3 years. Under this agreement, Pragati will be training and placing students from various areas, train them and finally place them for having a sustainable career for their life. In the current year (2016-17), Pagati will train and place 500 students in the hospitality domain under Project Swabalamban.