MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) is committed towards creating the finest Telecom and Management Professionals. We always strive to groom outstanding business leaders and creative Entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. As you all are aware, PM has launched the Digital India Week on 1st July from Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi (http://webcast.gov.in/digitalindia/).
Joining the noble endeavor of our Prime Minister, MITSOT ran a Campaign namely “Engine ON, Mobile OFF”, with a view to create awareness and caution regarding the accidents caused due to talking on mobile phone while driving. This exercise was intended to create driver awareness and also to caution him of distracted driving that may result into putting others into danger.
This campaign was initiated by Dr. Milind Pande, Project Director MIT School of Telecom Management & Dy. Commissioner of Police –Traffic Mr. Sarang Awad. We could successfully run the “Engine On, Mobile OFF” campaign across the city of Pune. Where around 18 high traffic density squares were identified & more than 160 students of MITSOT made the campaign a grand success, the initiative gathered huge and incredible response.
MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) is committed towards creating the finest Telecom and Management Professionals; we always strive to groom outstanding business leaders and creative Entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. As you all are aware, PM has launched Digital India Week on 1st July New Delhi (http://webcast.gov.in/digitalindia/).
As a significant contribution towards the same, MITSOT adopted Vidyashram School, Pune
Adoption of Preprimary & Higher Secondary School for downtrodden students Vidyashram School, Pune
MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom Management donated 25 computers to Vidyashram School to empower the students with better resources for digital learning. The Final year students of MITSOT displayed & educated staff and students on various applications available to improvise the teaching learning efficiency It is also scheduled that students of MITSOT on every Saturday will be teaching these students on various aspects of technology and will equip them to understand various concepts related to contemporary education. This association would go a long way in ensuring holistic and integrated development of the students concerned.
Shri Narendra Modi, our Prime Minsiter wants to create a digital India that would use technology to improve the country’s healthcare systems, education and banking. When PM kick started Digital India Week on 1st July from Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, he laid emphasis on National e- governance plan. Even though India is known as a powerhouse of software, the availability of electronic government services to citizens is still comparatively low. The vision of Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
Our proposal of activities forwarded to DeITY (NeGD) has been accepted & we organized awareness programme during this week.
MITSOT in association with CII,BSNL, IAMAI & Deloitte, had organized “Digital India Week- Inaugural Ceremony ” on 7th July, 2015 at Vivekananda Sabhagriha, MIT Campus Pune from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM . DIW@MITSOT was an event organized for industry and academia to exchange thoughts and ideas on emerging issues of Digital India . It was structured as Expert talk Presentations followed by a panel Discussion.The theme for the Panel Discussion being, “Digital India – Challenges & Opportunities” this initiative by MITSOT received a huge response from the corporates, academicians and media.
The Inaugural Ceremony Commenced with introduction & Objectives of Digital India by Ms. Shobana Anand.
Project Director Dr. Milind Pande, MITSOT welcomed the gathering and felicitated the invited guests.
Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune convinced the audience about the importance of Digital Bharat. He said that the recent two events which include Apple posting highest ever quarterly results and Alibaba getting listed with a valuation of 200 billion dollars, demonstrate the importance of ideas and intellectual properties.
The Chief Guest for the function was Dr.Pradeep Kumar Hota, Principal General Manager, BSNL. He said that the power of information technology which was limited to a few will now reach far villages with the ambitious Digital India Programme and will bring about socio –economic change in the country. He added “ There is a huge task of taking Optical Fiber Connectivity to almost 2,50,000 village panchayats by end of 2016”
This was followed by a presentation on ‘Power of Social Media” by Mr.Siddhesh Bhobe, CEO, emee(Social Media), Persistent Systems. He added that this digital transformation is exciting and unavoidable. So people not comfortable with a smart phone have to get used to it.
Rohan Nyayadish, MD, Digital Task Force Services during his presentation on “Cyber Security “said that the digital development will come with its own set of security challenges and will be area of Opportunity.
This event brought together eminent speakers from the Industry for an Interesting Panel Discussion on “Digital India- Challenges & Opportunities”
Panelists for the discussion included:
Hemant Joshi, Telecom,Media,Technology Leader – Deloitte India (Moderator)
Pradeep Kumar Hota, Principal General manager – BSNL
Siddhesh Bhobe, CEO,eMee, Persistent Systems
Rohan Nyayadish, MD – Digital Task Force Services
Hitesh Shah, Director Sales CBU – Blackberry
At the end of the function, Pronouncement & brief on MOU with Blackberry was given by Mr. Hitesh Shah, Director Sales CBU, Blackberry India.
Mr. Hitesh Shah, Director Sales CBU, Blackberry India.
Dr. Jaideep Jadhav proposed vote of thanks marking the end of a successful event celebrating the Digital India Week.
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.
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.