Electronics Sector Skills Council of India conducts ESSCI Utsav 2019 to mark its 7th anniversary


The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) celebrated its 7th anniversary by hosting “ESSCI Utsav 2019” at the Mantra Hall, Hotel The Park, Parliament Street, New Delhi on the 20th September 2019. The programme was well represented by senior officials from the Government, NSDC, Training Partners, Assessment partners, Subject Matter Experts, Industry Stalwarts, International bodies, NGO’s and development consultants.

The programme was initiated by welcoming the guests and with lighting of the auspicious lamp. A short film on ESSCI journey so far and encompassing all landmarks and current activities was screened to the delight of the audience.

Address by the chairman ESSCI Shri. Ajai Chowdhry highlighted the landmarks which the ESSCI has achieved so far and gave clues on the way forward and important milestones its seeking to achieve- The chairman appropriately emphasized on quality enhancement and seeking to address higher level job roles going in future. He also envisioned the scenario wherein the Industry demands the skilled workforce from ESSCI. He also emphasised on the importance of Industry 4.0 being a future of the industry and challenges which needs to be surmounted.

The chairman thanked all the stakeholder for helping in achieving these milestones and requested their continued support for future endeavours

He also informed the gathering about ESSCI having set up a vision committee within ESSCI using its experienced governing council members and plan the strategy for ESSCI to step into version 2.0 which ESSCI has initiated.

Mr. Vinod Sharma, Managing Director, Deki delivered the Keynote address and highlighted the changing skill landscape and the paradigm shift in the ESDM space and what the country needs to do to address those challenges, specially the Chinese industry being so efficient. He spoke about the ESDM industry making convincing strides and how the digital technologies now account for over half of the industry’s business and drive much of the buoyancy.

Mr. Anil Wali – Managing Director, FITT, IIT DELHI while delivering his key note address highlighted the current, structural unemployment issues which are plaguing India because the skill sets possessed do not match the skills needed. Higher education institutions need to form closer bonds with industries and businesses to succeed in producing the right talent for the Industry, he suggested

Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director C-DOT, delivered the keynote and highlighted how technology is driving change in India and contribution of C-DOT to the technical landscape of the country

Electronics Sector Skills Council of India conducts ESSCI Utsav 2019 to mark its 7th anniversaryThe Guest of Honour for the evening, Smt. Jhutika Patankar, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship addressed the august gathering and highlighted the resolve of the government for skill development and the start-up India programme to support entrepreneurship in India. She highlighted the importance of aspirational skills to connect skills to industry demand. She also made a strong assertion on the importance of skill development going on to grassroot level specially the district level to have a strong impact society.

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Launch of the ESSCI Job Portal at Utsav 2019 

The ESSCI Job Portal was launched at the Utsav 2019 by our chief guest and the portal seeks to aggregate all the job demands on a digital platform and ensure supply-demand alignment in a more efficient and systematic manner.

The ESSCI was proud to launch Phase-II of Market research Report partnered with FEEDBACK Consultancy .The objective of the study is primarily two-fold, viz.,To identify existing segments with large employment generation potential, and understand their skilling requirement with a view to identify areas of up-skilling.

The report has also been crafted to look into areas of composite-skill requirements with an eye to address these skill gaps. Focus has also been on recommendations to generate low to mid-level employment opportunities in the 6 sub sectors – PCB design and manufacturing, semiconductors and components, E-Mobility and battery, solar and LED, security and surveillance, and industrial automation over the next 5 years.

ESSCI certificate of appreciation were given to the Subject Matter Experts

The following were awarded:

  1. Varun Chand – Consumer Electronics
  2. Vikas V Chaitanya- E-Mobility
  3. Nipendra Kumar-Communication and broadcasting
  4. Vineed Chauhan-Electronics Manufacturing Services
  5. Rajagopalan-PCB Design and Manufacturing
  • The awards for CSR for livelihood creation were given to: BEL and Ericsson
  • The most valuable training partner award were given to AISECT
  • The best TP for placement was awarded to Excellus Training Partners.

As ESSCI seeks to address the large demand for higher level job roles for the ESDM industry , a panel discussion on “Future skills in Industry 4.0” was held on the sideline of the Utsav and was moderated by Mr. K P Sharma, Vice- President, Schneider Electrics with supporting panellists being Dr. Hann, Master Trainer – Steinbase, Mr. Harish Nachnani, National Sales Manager – FESTO, Mr. Anup Wadhwa, Director – AIA and Mr. Preet Yadav, Analog Practise Head – Wipro

The discussion on the panel were extremely fruitful with each panellist putting his point across and all agreeing on the great demand for the related job roles as the ESDM industry progresses and manufacturing takes over the present eco-system with being the centre point of activities.

Another Panel Discussion on “Building Global Design Capability (ER& D)” ensued with Mr.Ashok Mishra, CEO – Si2 being the moderator and supporting panellists being the luminaries of the sector like Mr. Vinod, Director Hardware Engg.- VVDN, Mr. Rajiv Mahajan, Senior Vice- President – TEJAS, Mr. P K Bhardwaj, General Manager – Alpha Design Technologies, Mr. Alok Mittal, IC Designs MTS – STMicroelectronics , Mr. Bedanta Chaoudary, Global SOC Arch. and Requirements Manager – NXP Semiconductors, Ms. Sunita Verma, Scientist F – Meity

The panel had a rich and fruitful discussion on the future of ESDM design and how the landscape is expected to be transformed and with India taking a major role in the global space in building the global design Capability.

The CEO of ESSCI Mr. N K Mohapatra offered his vote of thanks to the audience and invited them to an evening of cultural programme and dinner

An Inspirational Dance Program “Namami Gange” by SRJAN (Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Nrityabasa) was performed and it enthralled all the audience with their rich performance and breath-taking dance sending a clear message on the importance of Namami Gange to mankind.

Utsav 2019 ended with all guests having a sumptuous dinner over networking and resolving to contribute with greater zeal to the national commitment of skill development and empowering the youth with relevant and emerging skills

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