CII-IMT Skills Summit

India will become $ One Trillion Economy if female workforce participation increases from current 23% to 43% says Dr Manish Kumar, CEO, NSDC at CII-IMT’s Skills Summit

CII Telangana in collaboration with IMT Hyderabad organized Telangana Skills Summit with the theme ‘Unleashing the Future of Skills & Workplaces’ on 20 February 2021 on Virtual platform. The objective of the Skills Summit was to deliberate on the new trends in skills and workplaces, how do we get the students ready for global markets and the role of academic institutions.

While addressing the conference, Dr Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation in his keynote address said that COVID times, learning through digital platform has become important we all have to work together to bridge the digital gap and ensure universal accessibility. Through Skill India platform NSDC has shortlisted 600 job roles and providing training in 400 courses in 11 languages. There are many online courses and platforms offering high quality training. He also mentioned that there is a need to increase the female workforce participation and India could become One trillion dollor economy if current level of 23% increased by 43% and Covid has proved that many jobs could be performed while working from homes.

Mr. Navaneet Mishra, Vice President & General Manager, Hexagon Capability Centre India said that students should focus on finding solutions to the real life problems. He also urged that faculty and students to could break the problems into small and solve them. He also said that now self-learning is important be it in the educational institutions or in the organizations.

Dr. Sriharsha Reddy, Dean, IMT-Hyderabad said that in the current times be the employees and students need to reskill and upskill themselves on regular basis for the future jobs.

Mr. Ganesh Chandan, Chief HR Officer, TATA Projects said that there was a fixed notion earlier that all employees need to be present at one place bit new normal is large remote workforce and it would be a distributed workforce. Now all workforce need to learn effectively learning with people and ensure to deliver the expected outcomes even while working remotely. Traditional business systems are changing and many HR functions have changed drastically. Technology and outcome based supervision are going drive the future businesses.


Mr. David Kwee, Founder & CEO, Training Vision Institute, Singapore  said that globally higher education sector is changing rapidly and through online platforms the students can have access to the best in class faculty.

Mr. Prateek Parashar, Technology Leader, Oracle briefed about AI in business and emerging technologies in IT Sector.

The conference was also addressed by Ms. Parul Sharma, HR Head, Volvo-Eicher Commercial Vehicles, Mr Richard King, Regional Head- Academic Interface program, TCS, Prof. V Venkataramana, Co Convenor, Education & Skills Panel, CII Telangana & Vice Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) and Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, TASK, Prof. Kalyan Chejerla and Mr. Prakash Pathak from IMT Hyderabad

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