On 29th January, 2014, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) and Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for promoting Skill Development in Telecom Sector. The MoU was signed by Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Managing Director, NIELIT and Lt Gen (Retd) SP Kochhar, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council, in the august presence of J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India. NIELIT was also affiliated as a training partner for the conduct of training on Handset Repair Engineer – Level II programme of TSSC.
J Satyanarayana, complimented NIELIT and TSSC for coming together for rolling out quality oriented industry relevant courses in the Telecom Sector, through the various NIELIT Centres spread across the country. He was optimistic that both NIELIT and TSSC would strive towards maintaining quality and standards in training and delivery mechanisms.
In a joint statement, Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, NIELIT and Lt Gen SP Kocchar (Retd.), CEO, TSSC, said, “The National Telecom Policy – 2012 recognizes that the rapid growth in the Telecom Sector requires to be supported by an enhanced pace of human capital formation and capacity building.
It envisions putting in place an integrated skill development strategy for the converged ICT sector as a whole. TSSC today is a single window to reach the entire ecosystem of Telecom Sector in India for Skill Development. Added to this, TSSC affiliated Training Partners are providing Skill Development Program under STAR Scheme in over 17 States across the length and breadth of India. NIELIT is a premier government backed and supported organization with pan-India presence through a wide network of 30 own Centres, besides 850 Accredited Institutes and about 4000+ facilitation Centres, imparting ICTE training in various job roles. This MoU would help compliment each other’s technical capabilities and industry reach to achieve a common goal of Skilling India in the IECT Domain with specific focus on Telecom Sector.”