The country would require about 83 lakh skilled persons in the telecom sector in the next five years, a top official of Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) said. Nearly 38 lakh hands will be needed in manufacturing segment, prominently in mobile handset sector, and the remaining in various other segments like services, back operations, TSSC CEO S P Kochhar told reporters. Also Read - Cryptocurrency regulation bill: How worried are Indian investors?
As part of its efforts to strengthen skill development in telecom sector, TSSC had signed MOUs with PSG College of Technology and PSG Polytechnic to set up Telecom Skill Development Centre in the region, he said. This would help compliment each other’s technical capabilities and industry reach, to achieve a common goal of skilling India in the telecom and ICT domain, he said. Kochhar said the skill centre will help in promoting and supporting Digital India and Make in India programmes of the central Government. Also Read - India's first virtual science lab launched for students: Here's what the govt wants to acheive with it
In a short span of three years, TSSC has already enrolled 3.64 lakh and certified 2.90 lakh people in various segments of telecom sectors, Kochhar said adding 1.25 lakh people would be registered with it during the year. TSSC was going to sign an agreement with a firm in the USA within one month, he said.