TSSC, Gujarat Kaushalya University partner to develop drone manpower


The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), the council for skilling in telecom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Kaushalya- Skill University, The Government of Gujarat led skill university to develop a roadmap for skilled manpower around futuristic technologies.

The MoU, which has been signed for a period of five years, is primarily focused at working together to create industry led skill centres promoting skilled manpower in the telecom sector including special focus on drone technology and other emergent technologies. This includes Training of Trainers (ToT), under the NSQF standards.

The Kaushalya – Skill University Registrar IAS H.R. Suthar said “Gujarat has historically been associated with forward business thinking. Drone Technology is coming up in a big way for both business use cases and for generating skilled manpower. It is critical that adequate manpower should be available for industry when required. We expect tremendous progress in drone and other technologies to drive growth in Gujarat and subsequently across the nation. TSSC are a valuable addition to this mission as they share a lot of our core ideologies for the future of India”

TSSC and The Kaushalya – Skill University will develop courses and programs relevant to the industry and help build capacity in the telecom sector. The MoU outlines the establishment of CoEs as part of TSSC’s ‘network of excellence’ aimed at delivering high-end courses to empower the youth with the tools that will help them become entrepreneurs/employable.

“We are creating a roadmap for the future of our youth and our nation. New technologies are disrupting conventional practices and Indian origin companies are leveraging this to compete with global players. I believe that for maximum business productivity, we need to provide a platform for our youth to channel their potential. Drone technology is a big and upcoming field and with governments support, we will surely make India the skill capital of the world.” said Arvind Bali, CEO, TSSC.

TSSC will support Kaushalya – The Skill University to establish close linkages with the industry to understand the evolving trends which will help evaluate the future of drone application and its related courses. The MoU also outlines the creation of a credit framework for competency-based skill training.

Established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, Telecom Sector Skill Council is an industry led apex body, a not-for-profit organization, committed to developing world-class skilled manpower for the telecom industry.

The organization is a collaboration by Cellular Operators Association of India, India Cellular & Electronics Association and National Skill Development Corporation under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and Department of Telecommunications.

TSSC has certified over 6.5 lac people already work and has approximately 500 training partners with 1000+ training centres across the country and continues to strive forward with a commitment.

The Kaushalya – The Skill University was established by the Government of Gujarat to equip students with world-class skill education to enable access to aspirational jobs and inculcate entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurship.

The state is experiencing a need for skilled manpower due to the ever-changing technology across industry sectors. Given these circumstances, “Kaushalya” Skill University wishes to accelerate quality skill development aligned to industry demand, and institutionalise robust frameworks for teaching, training, and research, to meet the dynamic demands of industry and aspirations of the youth.

The University wishes to change the existing paradigm of skilling, making skill acquisition aspirational and providing opportunities to all for skilling, up-skilling, and reskilling.