India’s Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) and Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer training in multiple new-age technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML), Internet of Things (IoT), and others.
According to officials, the new partnership is a step towards boosting the employability of Indians in the advanced technology sector. It is a three-year collaboration in which DSEU students and other aspirants from the NCR region will receive skill development training through jointly developed multiple courses.
TSSC will assist DSEU in creating a Center of Excellence (CoE) at DSEU that will be together run as the Telecom Center of Excellence.
Vice-Chancellor of DSEU, Dr. Neharika Vohra, said, “As academic partners of TSSC, we will create ICT courses and training labs that will set apart the candidates passing out of DSEU. Industry 4.0 will require a manpower base well-versed in futuristic technologies like 5G, ML, AI, IoT, etc.”
She further added that they want to close the skill gap in the present and the future through this new partnership.
The official statement stated that the three-year contract includes DSEU co-certification with TSSC for various programs offered under the ‘Center of Excellence initiative, placement support for TSSC students, and DSEU building capacity while operating as a Train the Trainer (ToT) academy for the courses.
CEO of TSSC, Arvind Bali, said, “This partnership has a lot of potentials to create a stir in the skill ecosystem and potentially lead to a long duration degree (3 years) course on telecom which will be wholeheartedly welcomed by the industry,” The newly announced courses will be offered to learners from the academic year of 2022-2023.