As the Centre incentivizes the use of electric vehicles, the shortage of skilled EV talent could impact the fast-tracking of India’s 2030 e-mobility target of 30% in the automotive industry. While this is good, another pivotal aspect has still not attracted adequate attention – EV-related skills. Considering the latent yet growing demand for EVs, India must create a highly skilled talent pool of EV industry workers and allied professionals.
EV skills are also required to mitigate high unemployment rates. Shortage of such skills is one of the factors driving higher unemployment. Not having adequate skilled professionals before EVs take to the roads in large numbers would be like placing the cart before the horse.
Considering the incentives/subsidies being provided by the Centre and States, EVs will keep gaining acceptance year-on-year. Consequently, engineers with a cross-sectional knowledge in the spheres of mechanical engineering, electricals and electronics are imperative to service the sunrise sector.
DIYguru– an online learning platform for engineers across India and Southeast Asia has launched it’s Electric Vehicle Nanodegree Programme in partnership with Automotive Skills Development Council, Govt. of India (ASDC). The six-month programme is conducted via a mix of online recorded and live lectures held on weekends. Specially designed for students and professionals with an engineering and diploma background, the certification is driven by ASDC’s blockchain-powered solution – Certif-ID, the latest technology protecting certificates from being counterfeited or forged.
The DET 2021 saw massive participation of students in its 1st phase of admission as the seats are limited to 50 per batch. The October batch is going to start from 1st Oct. 2021 and for that the DET test will be conducted on 25th Sept. 2021. Click Here to appear
“Though we have seen a success rate of more than 95% in the previous batches, we initially were allowing everyone interested to enroll into our courses but the course completion rate was not very high and few students were not serious enough with their goals reserving the seats for deserving candidates, to make sure we get the best students from colleges across the india and provide them cutting edge training in E-Mobility we have launched this DIYguru Entrance Test called DET” –DIYguru founder Mr. Avinash Singh
In promoting ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’, hardware manufacturing must be supported ably by software skills, including those for e-mobility. To ensure the viability of ‘Make in India’ EV projects, the skills gap should be filled on priority. In achieving this, upskilling and re-skilling programmes plus periodic refresher courses are required in pushing faster EV adoption. These skilling initiatives must be at par with global automotive best practices in EV manufacturing.
Articles & News from other agencies of DIYguru
News Portal which has published earlier about DIYguru: