Press Release

TSSC partners Huawei to open Centre of Excellence for IoT in Patna as India gears up to become skill capital of the world

CoE to train the Trainer and Assessor program for certifying trainers and assessors at NIT Patna

The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), India’s premier skill development institution for telecom, today inaugurated a Centre of Excellence at NIT Patna for capacity building in the telecom sector with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

The inauguration was graced by the chief guest Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad (former IT minister) who lauded the efforts of TSSC, citing the growing economy of states like Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. The CoE will cater to roles in Information and Communications Technology, Cyber Security, Electronics and Communication including Technical, Services and allied fields. This includes job roles for Internet of Things (IoT), Call Centre Executive, ToT, ToA, among others.

On the occasion, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad (former IT minister) said, “TSSC is fulfilling the need of the hour by creating high-end skill centres to cater to demand from the youth. We need more industry-aligned training to empower our youth with advanced skills like 5G and IoT. I want to see more being done for the state of Bihar.”

The MoU, which has been signed for a period of five years, is aimed at the skilling/reskilling/upskilling of aspiring students to enhance their employability through training in innovative technologies. This includes finding potential sponsoring agency (govt./private) for developing the suitable infrastructure at NIT Patna for smooth conduction of the training programmes. The CoE will also train the Trainer and Assessor program for certifying trainers and assessors.

“Frontline workforce skilling & upskilling for the telecom industry has become imperative with the accelerated growth of the industry. We are seeing new technology-enabled ventures every day with telecom being their backbone, and to fulfil client delivery, we need to have the workforce in place. Huawei will be a strategic partner who will help us align with the future demands of the industry and NIT Patna will provide the crucible for the transformation of the students.” said Arvind Bali, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council.

TSSC will be supplying training content, network of training partners, industry connect, NOS as per industry demand, institutionalize accreditation process for training providers, assessment and certification of assessors, trainers, and trainees, all of which would be endorsed by the industry. This centre will also serve as an adequate facility for Industrial Training for B. Tech/ Diploma/ Certificate courses. The lab setup will cater to high-end courses in IoT technology. Once the period of the MoU is over, the centre will be handed over to NIT Patna.

Harsh Khurana, Executive Director, Huawei India “Huawei has been a strong proponent for telecom growth in the Indian market. India has immense potential to develop quality skilled workers and TSSC has a proven history for finding prime movers in the ecosystem. NIT Patna is one such institute which is why we chose to work over here. The accelerated technological growth of the Indian market will lead to more services and manufacturing in the telecom industry. We chose a futuristic technology like Internet of Things (IoT) taking into consideration the growth potential of IoT with projects like NDCP and Smart Cities India.”

NIT Patna will host the lab setup and all equipment necessary for the training. It will additionally be supplying a faculty list for those who wish to be trainers at the CoE. The institute will be in control of the centre to optimize operations at the centre.

Pradeep Jain, Director, NIT Patna said “We at NIT Patna consistently strive to raise the educational standard of NIT-Patna. As a legacy engineering institute, we must upskill ourselves with the changing times. Huawei and TSSC present the perfect mix of technical prowess and operational control for us to collaborate with them to train students in futuristic job roles. This Centre of Excellence will be attracting aspiring entrepreneurs and technical enthusiasts. We plan to churn out high-calibre global talent through the CoE”


About Telecom Sector Skill Council

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 workforce 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 approximate 500 training partners with 1000+ training centres across the country and continues to strive forward with a commitment.


About Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei operates in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Huawei drives ubiquitous connectivity and promotes equal access to networks to lay the foundation for the intelligent world; provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and intelligence; build powerful digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, offering consumers more personalized and intelligent experiences across all scenarios, including home, travel, office, entertainment, and fitness & health..


About NIT Patna

National Institute of Technology Patna is the 18th National Institute of Technology created by the Ministry of H.R.D. Government of India after rechristening the erstwhile Bihar College of Engineering Patna on 28. 01. 2004. National Institute of Technology Patna has been declared as an Institute of National Importance and has been granted a fully Autonomous Status by MHRD, Government of India. The Institute has also been declared as a Centre of Excellence to impart high-level education training, research and development in science, engineering technology and humanities. It is imparting high-quality education & values at UG (B. Tech), PG (M. Tech) & Ph. D programs through its experienced faculty well versed in their respective field of engineering and technology with well-equipped laboratories. At present, the Institute has seven disciplines.

Leave a Response