This Is Why It Is Difficult to Make in India – India Real Time – WSJ

PHOTO: Employees worked on the cabin of a Sikorsky S-92 at the Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. facility at Adibatla in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, June 07, 2016.

Having signed a string of multibillion-dollar orders from foreign firms to make parts for helicopters, jet fighters and trains, India is struggling to find people with the skills to build them.

In a $3.3 billion push, it is racing to equip 15 million people by 2020 with the skills necessary to realize Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aim to bring more high-grade manufacturing to the country.

But the challenges are significant at a time when foreign suppliers including Boeing Co., Airbus Group SE and Alstom SA often can’t find the employees with the training and experience to help fulfill Mr. Modi’s ‘Make in India’ program.E

More than 80% of engineers in India are “unemployable”, Aspiring Minds, an Indian employability assessment firm, said in a January report after a study of about 150,000 engineering students in about 650 engineering colleges in the country.

A lack of specialized courses mean companies have to train their own people from scratch. At one training center outside Hyderabad in southern India, young workers in their early 20s toil with high-precision hand tools as they are taught for the first time how to fix rivets on aircraft-grade aluminum sheets as part of a year-long training program.

Source: This Is Why It Is Difficult to Make in India – India Real Time – WSJ

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One Comment to “This Is Why It Is Difficult to Make in India – India Real Time – WSJ”

  1. This Is Why It Is Difficult to Make in India – India Real Time – WSJ

    I have read the above news piece with interest, it is not a comfortable reading!

    I am from India and now permanently settled in UK.

    Apart from my first degree from India, I further my qualifications from UK Universities and then trained, worked and now retired as an Engineer.

    In my opinion, Engineers from Indian Institutions have short of practical experience and ability to manage all aspects of projects.

    I am not surprised that most of the Engineers (as stated above) are unemployable.

    It is good that Mr Modi and his Government are doing their best to win the contract from all over the world! But they should think of “Delivery”. Without a proper practical experienced Engineers, it would be Difficult to Make In India!!.

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