MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) Pune has signed an MoU with NSDC’s Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC)- a Government of India Undertaking to launch unique programs for the first time in India. This is the First kind of it’s initiative with the academic Institution across the country. These programs are in the form of short term courses including Territory Sales Manager (Prepiad), Sales Executive (Broadband) and Territory Sales Manager (Broadband). The duration of these courses will be in the range of 3-6 months and will start from January 2014 onwards.
Speaking on the occasion Commodore J Jena: CEO Telecom Sector Skill Council, Govt. of India, New Delhi said that Indian Telecom sector has emerged as the second largest & fastest growing Telecom market in the world registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade in terms of subscribers. India is fast becoming a manufacturing hub for the Telecom infrastructure equipment. With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom is set to increasingly permeate the lives of common Indians in coming years. The Indian Telecom success story would continue with 3G networks and smartphones, besides focussing on the under-penetrated rural markets. However lack of adequately skilled manpower is affecting the industry. In an effort to bridge the gap, on one hand TSSC has been taking plenty of initiatives. This MoU is a concrete step in that direction
Dr. Sunil Karad, Executive Director MIT Group of Institutions said that. The declaration of this duo’s promise of bringing together the Industry and Academia will be a concrete step forward for telecom sector which is feeling the heat of lack of manpower . MIT Pune’s MITSOT is also revolutionizing education through unique research programs and industry participation . Our telecom curriculum does not revolve only around gaining theoretical and practical knowledge but we also encourage the students for research activities which is now gaining a lot of interest amongst our students.
Dr. Milind Pande, Project Director New Projects said that the courses will start from January 2014. To start with we will be offering three courses and will increase the number of courses at a later stage. The faculties will be trained under the “Train the trainer program”. We recently had a meet of distributors and handset retailers organized by MITSOT in Pune. Under the MoU we can also help in up skilling and reskilling the skills of existing professionals through these courses which will go a long way in bridging the need –gap requirement. With half of India’s population aged below 25, how can the country possibly be short of manpower? However, virtually everyindustry such as IT, Retail, Finance, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and/or Biotechnology, is struggling to find skilled workers and managers as they expand now a days. The heat is felt even more in the Telecom Sector
Rishi Kappal , Industry Specialist TSSC said that The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is a Non-Profit Organization, andan industry led apex body, jointly set up by The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA) & Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) to ensure adequate availability of skilled manpower to boost growth and productivity in the Telecom Sector. Set up under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation, TSSC has members from the various Telecom industries, Academia, Industry associations (such as COAI, ICA, AUSPI & TAIPA) and representation from the Government (DeitY) as well. Western Region, specifically Pune, has a long standing reputation in academics, learning and development, hence TSSC focus on this region is a natural extension of TSSC mandates.