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 and Electronics Association (ICEA) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to ensure adequate availability of skilled manpower to boost growth and productivity in the Telecom sector.

Over the years, TSSC has emerged as the bridge between Ministries, Indian telecom industry and youth of our nation for skill development. TSSC works with several Ministries, Skilling bodies, technical institutes with the objective of promoting skills amongst young Indian talent and bridging the manpower demand - supply gap in the industry.

TSSC's core membership includes Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) and private Telecom service providers, namely Bharti Airtel Limited and Vodafone Idea Limited.

Beyond being a sector skill council, TSSC has emerged to be a thought leader in the ICT domain. We have since extensively worked and promoted domains like telecom service providers, telecom passive infrastructure, telecom network services & telecom manufacturing and still expanding to include other allied and critical stakeholders of the sector. We are working with a special focus on futuristic skills for Industry 4.0 & web 3.0 such as 5G Networks, Internet of Things, Drones, AI/ML and more in alignment with the vision of a Digital India.

Communication technology is growing at a staggering pace in India. Over the last two years, we have witnessed an unprecedented rise in the number of users in the digital domain. India currently has close to 80.16 crore broadband subscribers with 2.44 crore wireline and 77.72 crore wireless subscribers. The share of rural subscribers has grown from 42.14% in Nov 2015 to 44.58% in Nov 2021 indicating an emergent market for digital India.

We are seeing a rise in the adoption of new-age technologies like 5G, IoT, M2M communication, drone technology, big data, cloud computing, ML/AI, and robotics that are growing on the bedrock of telecom.

This dynamic sector, employs close to 4 million people of the largest employment generating sectors in the country. At the current rate of growth, it has the potential to generate almost an equal number of job opportunities over the next ten years. 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. As a result, TSSC will endeavor to create a human resource pool of the right size and quality to meet the evolving demands of the Telecom industry India and subsequently across the globe.

Functional distribution of HR in the Telecom Sector. Source: Global Peers Management Feb 2012





Governance Structure