Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI), a Sector Skill Council formed under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) – GoI, has announced that it has trained over 7 lac candidates in over 60 ESDM job roles across the country in the last 5 years. ESSCI also plans to open 50 new Centres of Excellence (CoE) across India by end of 2020 to train more industry oriented professionals. With this, India is set to become self-reliant in the electronics field. In less than three years, ESSCI has become cost positive, not looking at Government grants with an EBITDA of INR 5.66 Crore. ESSCI also saw its revenue jumping to INR 19.82 crore (FY 2016-17).
ESSCI intends to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the electronics space through an extensive partnership with IESA where it is playing a pivotal role to reach over 1 lakh relevant engineering students across 500 engineering colleges spanning India in the next 5 years. It will help in giving a boost to our government’s plan to advance the electronics sector manufacturing in India apart from creating jobs. The multi-pronged strategy is already in place and have 13 industry sponsored Centre of Excellences/Training Centres to train the trainers coming up. It has recently opened its centres in Bhubaneswar, Guwahati & New Delhi. These CoEs would be the flagship centers for innovation, micro-entrepreneur development, rural technology innovation & implements, advisory, consulting and skill development in the areas of Electronics components & hardwares, Nano-Electronics, Sports and Bio-Mechanics. The Centres would also develop Qualification Packs, based on National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) with the collaboration of industry associations as a part of the Skill India initiative.
N K Mohapatra, CEO, ESSCI said “Currently ESSCI has a network of 183 Training Partners with over 4013 Training Centers spread across the country, including the far flung areas of North East States and J&K. This makes ESSCI a capable council equipped to train the youth across the country’s geography and is capable of conducting assessments and certification for each region. We have placed over 1 lakh candidates in various top companies in ESDM space and has won industry recognition as a trend-setting and innovative organization in delivering integrated skilled training solutions across India.”