Generation India


Care for people and build your career as a Patient Care Assistant.

Caring for people, building your career. That’s the opportunity you’ll get from joining the Generation India entry-level healthcare program for Patient Care Assistants. You’ll learn to help patients, learn English and computer skills, and work with medical professionals. On graduation, you’ll be ready to start work in a hospital or nursing home.


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Program Length


  • Class 8th pass or 10th pass
  • Currently between the ages of 18-29 years and not currently in full time employment


  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore
  • Lucknow
  • Patna

Skills Earned

Technical Skills

  • Basics of anatomy and physiology
  • Common diseases and universal precautions
  • General surgical and medical intruments
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Patient hygiene
  • Patient transport and positioning
  • Feeding a patient

Behavior & Mindsets

  • Sympathy
  • Empathy
  • Growth mindset
  • Future orientation
  • Professionalism
  • Prioritization

Join a valued network

When you join Generation, you’re not just learning job skills, you’re joining a valuable network of mentors and peers that you can rely upon throughout your career.


Rahul | India

At 28 years old, Rahul Tiwari was one of the oldest participants in Generation’s first personal care assistant (PCA) training cohort in Delhi (PCAs are roughly the equivalent of certified nursing assistants).

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