By: MK Jain, GM & coordinator Skill courses, Amity University, Noida
The future for the telecom skill courses in India appears to be promising in view of the present thrust of the Government to roll out the telecom services in the un-served areas and the introduction of the new technologies like 5G and IoT, etc.
Voice&Data: What type of Telecom Courses are you offering these days?
Amity University: We are offering skill-oriented courses in the telecom domain for the following job roles aligned to the TSSC to the graduate and undergraduate students pursuing B.Tech (Electronics & Telecommunication) and M.Tech (Telecom System Engineering).
- i) Infrastructure Engineer
- ii) Field Maintenance Engineer
iii) BSS Support Engineer
Voice&Data: How much jump are you witnessing in enrolments for telecom courses annually?
Amity University: We expect a substantial growth in the enrolment for the telecom courses from 2019 onwards once the enabling policies and regulations are in place and the market gets stabilized after the current phase of mergers and acquisitions being witnessed in the market.
Voice&Data: For telecom, what will be the key technologies and business models that will become important in the next 2-5 years?
Amity University: We feel that following technologies will become important in the next 2 -5 years.
- Data Analytics / Data Science
- Artificial Intelligence
- 5G Mobile communication
Regarding the business model, we believe that next 2 – 5years will be the era of mergers, acquisitions, and consolidation to achieve cost savings accruing as a result of synergies in the capital and operating expenditures.
Voice& Data: What are expected recruitment plans for the next two years?
Amity University: At present, the telecom service providers (TSPs) are in the process of reducing delivery cost of telecom products and services in view of the fierce competitions in the market.
As a step towards that TSPs is going for merger and acquisitions to prune the expenses by way of synergizing the operation and maintenance of the merged entities. In view of this, we do not expect much growth in the recruitment in mobile communication segment during the next two years.
However, considering the substantial progress of NOFN (National Optical Fiber Network) under the Digital India Program there could be a considerable requirement for the optical fiber splicers technicians, broadband technicians, and transmission engineers.
ICT Talent Pool…
Amity University: We are conducting skill courses aligned to the Job Roles / QPs issued by TSSC, IT/ITeS and Electronics Sector Skill Council (ESSC) for the undergraduate and graduate students for the last four years. These students are being assessed and certified by the respective skill councils.
Voice&Data: What’s the future holds for telecom skill courses in India?
Amity University: The future for the telecom skill courses in India appears to be promising in view of the present thrust of the Government to roll out the telecom services in the unserved areas and the introduction of the new technologies like 5 G and IoT etc.