About TSSC

  1. The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is a Non-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. We are an industry led apex body, jointly set up by The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA) & Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) to ensure adequate availability of skilled manpower to boost growth and productivity in the Telecom Sector. Set up under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation, TSSC has members from the various Telecom industries, Academia, Industry associations (such as COAI, ICA, AUSPI & TAIPA) and representation from the Government (DeitY) as well.

    With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom is set to increasingly permeate the lives of common Indians in coming years. The Indian Telecom success story would continue with 3G networks and smartphones, besides focussing on the under-penetrated rural markets.

    This dynamic sector, employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country.

    This gave rise to the need for an organization that would lead skill development in a Public Private Partnership mode and would be responsible for charting the human resource requirement in the value chain of the telecom sector.

  2. We have opted for the following courses as a training partner with TSSC:

    S. No Name Of the Course Course Duration ( Theory + Prac ) Eligibility Criteria
    1 Optical Fibre Splicer 350 Hrs 8th,ITI,Diploma,B.Tech
    2 Optical Fibre Technician 350 Hrs 8th*,ITI,Diploma,B.Tech
    3 Installation Engineer – SDH & DWDM 400 Hrs Diploma/B.Tech(CSE/ECE/EEE)
    4 Territory Sales Manager (Broadband) 250 Hrs Graduate/MBA
  3. AKSH Role as Training Partner:

    a) General

    1. Training Partner is an important link in the implementation of the skill development initiative. The TP is responsible for mobilization of students in active collaboration with State Implementing Agencies.
    2. The Scheme parameters are as follows:
      • The courses may be offered as full-time or part-time module in classroom mode only.
      • The batch size is recommended to be of 20-30 candidates as per the norms specified by the respective Key Implementing Agency viz. ESSCI, NIELIT, TSSC. Multiple batches to be created in case of larger enrolments.
    b) Financials
    1. 60% seats of the total seats at each Level are meant for the General Candidates
    2. 40% seats will be reserved for the students belonging to SC/ST/EWS categories.
    3. The reservation quota as specified in the scheme document is SC-15%; ST-7.5%; EWS-17.5%.
    4. Criteria for EWS Category: The annual family income of the candidate should not be more than Rs 2 lakh in order to be eligible for EWS Category. Any certificate recognized by State/UT administration shall be acceptable.

    5. Training Fees : -
    6. a) General Candidates:
      • 25% training fees to be collected by the Training Partner upon enrolment of the student. The training partner is free to bear this cost or provide credit facility to the students if they so desire. Deity would have no bearing on the mutual arrangement between the Training partner and the student in this regard.
      • 75% of the training fee would be payable by Deity for the successfully certified candidates. This would be reimbursed from the PMU to the Training Partner, subject to approval from respective KIA and subject to meeting the employability norms set under the Scheme.
      b) Reserved Candidates (SC/ ST/EWS):
      • 100% of the training fee would be payable by Deity for the successfully certified candidates. This would be reimbursed from the PMU to the Training Partner, subject to approval from respective KIA and subject to meeting the employability norms set under the Scheme
    7. Examination/ Assessment Fees : -
      a) General Candidates:
      • Every enrolled student would be required to pay for examination / assessment fees to the Training Partners at the time of enrolment.
      • The student will have to pay the prescribed examination/assessment fees to the TP for every attempt.
      • The Training Partner should transfer the Assessment fees in respect of the enrolled batch to the KIAs within 5 working days of starting of the training.
      • The student would be eligible to obtain the refund for one time only, upon his/her successful certification and the necessary amount due to him/her would be transferred to his account through DBT.
      b) Reserved Candidates (SC/ ST/EWS):
      • Every enrolled student would be required to pay for examination / assessment fees to the Training Partners at the time of enrolment.
      • The student will have to pay the prescribed examination/assessment fees to the TP for every attempt.
      • The Training Partner should transfer the Assessment fees in respect of the enrolled batch to the KIAs within 5 working days of starting of the training.
      • The student would be eligible to obtain the refund for one time only, upon his/her successful certification and the necessary amount due to him/her would be transferred to his account through DBT.
    8. All fees is inclusive of all taxes, as and when applicable. No amount, over and above the prescribed limits at each level , as indicated in the Scheme, shall be payable by DeitY
    9. Training Center will maintain day-wise attendance record for the batch and provide it to the Assessor during the Assessments. The attendance record should be signed by respective candidates in the batch or maintained through an electronic/biometric attendance system.

Facilitating Placements of certified candidates

  1. Training Partner will be responsible for facilitating placement of trainees at the centers.
  2. Training Partners are expected to achieve a minimum 70% placement percentage for their certified candidates.
  3. The placement parameters are kept as minimum of 70% of the pass-out candidates for 100% fee reimbursement by training provider; and per candidate employed for below 70% employment.
  4. Placement details have to be mandatorily entered on the ESDM Skill Development Portal post placements of the candidates.
  5. The TP has to track the placement of the candidate for at least two months before putting in the request for fee reimbursement from PMU.
  6. In case of Self Employment, a certificate of self employment may be obtained from the candidate for reimbursement of fee purposes. The details of self-employment like place of work, contact details etc are to be provided.
  7. After 2 months of the employment of the first student of a respective batch, Training Partner to submit the offer letter/Certificate of Self-employment along with proof of continued employment/Self-Employment (e.g. Salary slips/ Bank statement of candidate showing salary transfer / Salary or Income certificate of at least 2 months) in order to claim the reimbursement.
  8. As the success of the scheme is measured in terms of placement, the TP will ensure liaison with local industry and may even go for the 'place and train' methodology.