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MIT Pune’s MITSOT signs MoU with Telecom Sector Skills Council

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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.

 

Commodore J Jena speaking in the press conference with Dr. Milind Pande,Commodore Ravindran and  Rishi Kappal
Commodore J Jena speaking in the press conference with Dr. Milind Pande,Commodore Ravindran and Rishi Kappal

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

 

Commodore J Jena: CEO Telecom Sector Skill Council handing over the certificate of affiliation to Dr Milind Pande, Project Director MIT Group of Institutions
Commodore J Jena: CEO Telecom Sector Skill Council handing over the certificate of affiliation to Dr Milind Pande, Project Director MIT Group of Institutions

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.

 Media Coverage 

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Scope of doing MBA Telecom Management in India

India is the 2nd largest telecommunications market in the world. The mobile phone industry in India is likely to contribute US$ 400 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and has the potential to generate about 4.1 million additional jobs by 2020, as per Ms Anne Bouverot, Director General, Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA). The mobile ecosystem generated approximately 5.3 per cent of the GDP for India, and directly supported 730,000 jobs in 2012, according to the report titled ‘Mobile Economy India 2013’ released by GSMA in association with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). (Source: India Brand Equity Fund)

The above numbers speak about the volume of available jobs in the sector of Telecom in India. Most of the b-schools in India concentrate on the Marketing/Finance/HR specializations. Only a handful of them are offering the MBA Telecom Management courses. Educational institutes offering MBA Telecom Management are a need of the hour to skill such a huge number of workforces.

MBA in Telecommunications/ MBA Telecom Management should focus on the ‘techno-managerial’ skills of a student. They should groom Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers with the managerial perspective in addition to their engineering/telecommunication background. Enhancing the soft skills of a technical student will also help him/her in boosting the confidence of an MBA Telecom Management student. Effective use of the right communication skills will also shape them into dynamic future managers/leaders in the Telecom Sector.

Job opportunities for an MBA Telecom Management are enormous in all the verticals of the Telecom sector. Management of Telecom Networks/Telecom Projects, Marketing/Finance/HR operations, Operation Support Systems/Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS), Mobile apps development, Product Development, Consulting, Pre-Sales in the verticals of Infrastructure/Communication Service Providers/Manufacturers are just to name a few careers for the Telecom Management students.

Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), a non-profit industry driven body under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation, India (NSDC), is an institution aiming to develop world class skilled manpower for the Telecom industry in India. According to TSSC, telecom sector employs close to 2.8 million people directly almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country. This skill council will endeavour to create a human resource pool of the right size and quality to meet the evolving demands of the Telecom industry. It will narrow the existing gap between demand and supply of skills by increased collaboration between the three primary stakeholders i.e. HR, Industry and academia. Telecom Management students will also be benefitted by certifying for TSSC affiliated courses. They can undergo training on a standard curriculum approved by all the industry stakeholders and get better job opportunities.

Prof. Archana Deshpande, MITSOT, Pune