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DIMENSiON May 2019 | Business Process Education

TCS iON Digital Campus

Minimal manual process of enrollment

  • Feature: Introducing Suggestive Enrollment
  • Description: A new functionality Suggestive Enrollment is added. It enables the system to identify intelligently the subjects, which a student(s) can enroll for at the time of exam enrollment. Here, the suggestion of Subject(s) is based on the rule configured for various types of enrollment such as Backlog, Improvement and so on.
  • Key benefits:
  • Automatically identifies Subjects as per configured rule.
  • Minimal manual process of enrollment.
  • One time setup.

Generate the class wise report card is now easier

  • Feature: Introducing Class wise Report Card Generation and Download
  • Description: A flag is added in the Default Configuration screen. With this flag, you can generate and download class wise report cards. This flag in the configuration, takes input from the customer to generate the class wise report card for the organisation.

Additionally, the hierarchy or the path created to place the generated file includes the class field as well during the report card generation.

Once you download the report cards, the report cards of a particular class is placed in a folder for Class as well.

  • Key benefits:
  • Generate Class wise report card.
  • Class specific folders is available while downloading the report cards.

Visitor Management BizApp

Visitor section headers made configurable

  • Feature: Introducing enhanced Visitor Search feature.
  • Description: The enhancements in the Visitor Search is introduced in the Manage Visitorscreen. With this enhancement, you can change the Visitor and Visitee header in the Settings Configuration screen.
  • Key benefits:
    • Search Visitors based on the first name, visitor mobile number and Visitor Last name.
    • Configure headers of the visitors section.

SCRM Bizapp

Easy information recall for counselor search

  • Feature: Introducing a resolution to the Counsellor Logout issue, a new field City in the Enquiry Form, Reports in Reports and Communication, changed counsellor search flow.
  • Description:
  • Now, the counsellor follow up details are available in the Lead Search screen.
  • Earlier, sometimes the Counsellor got logged out while attempting to open the Lead Search screen. Now, this issue is resolved.
  • A new field name CITY is added in the CRM Enquiry Form.
  • Now, the reports are available in the RnC Module.
  • Key benefits:
    • Search Visitors based on the first name, visitor mobile number and Visitor Last name.Configure headers of the visitors and visitee section.

Payroll

Retirement Benefits Increased with New PF Policy

  • Feature: Introducing modifications in Provident Fund rules in accordance to Hon. Supreme Court ruling – ‘PF Amendment-2019’
  • Description: On 28th February 2019, the Honourable Supreme Court of India has declared that allowances paid by the employer to the employees must also be included in the scope of basic wages for Provident Fund (PF) calculations.

To activate this feature, User must select ‘Amendment-2019’ option of field ‘Deduct PF on’ in Employee Financial Details screen.

In TCS iON Payroll solution, the PF is now calculated based on the following rules:

  • If the previously considered basic wage is more than INR 15,000, then the sum of Basic and DA is considered as the basic wage on which the PF is calculated (12%). In other words, the PF contribution remains the same.
    • If the previously considered basic wage is less than INR 15,000 but the gross salary is more than INR 15,000, then the PF is calculated on the statutory limit, which is INR 15,000.
    • If the previously considered basic wage is less than INR 15,000 and the gross salary is also less than INR 15,000, then the PF is calculated on the gross salary.
  • Key benefits: For an employee, with salary less than INR 15,000, the contribution to PF is increased, reducing the net take home salary and increasing the accumulation of funds after retirement.

TCS iON Digital Learning

Enablers can create short URLs for easy sharing

  • Feature: Introducing short URL feature for enablers
  • Description: Now, you can create short URL for enablers, in iDL. Provisioning for URL shortening is required at back-end after contract is established with the organisation. Post provisioning, the short URL configuration is visible to all users in Enabler Creation screen. Once you select this configuration, the permalink of that enabler is created as short URL. Short URL creation of each enabler is cost effective and depends on the purchase package as per the contract.
  • Key benefits: Compact and easy to share the Enabler URL.

Highlights of the month

  • Feature: Configuration for notifications icon display in top panel
  • Description: Earlier, the notification icon was visible to all the users of organization and hence the real time fetching of all notifications was making solution performance slower. Now, a configuration introduced for the organisation admin enables the admin to set the configuration to show/hide the notifications icon display in top panel. You can always access these notifications in mail inbox. By default, this configuration is set as No and the notifications icon does not appear in top panel until the organisation admin enables it.
  • Key benefits: Enhances the performance of Solution.

  • Feature: Adjust the playback speed in video player
  • Description: Earlier, you could not change the video playing speed. With this feature, you can control the video running speed in both video player: HTML Player and JW player.
  • Key benefits: Adjustable Video playback speed

  • Feature: Introducing Report type wise Report Card Generation and Download
  • Description: Now, you can generate and download the report cards, Report type wise. For example, for Regular and Backlog exams if, the customer uses different report card formats, then the same configuration is set. Based on the report type configuration set, while generating the report cards, a drop down appears, from which you can select if the report cards are required to be generated for the Regular students, backlog students or for both. With these selected value and configuration, you can generate the report cards for the applicable students only.

Similarly, while downloading report cards, you can select the report type and download the relevant report cards only.

  • Key benefits:
  • Configure and generate separate report cards for Regular.
  • Download the Backlog exams for an Award, Semester Report cards specifically for Regular or Backlog students, separately.
  • Feature: Introducing Role based authorization in Report Card screens
  • Description:
  • Role based authorization is provided to generate and download the report cards in new approach.
  • Role field added as mandatory filter in both the screens.
  • Role populates based on the distinct roles present for the logged in user id in User to Role Mapping template.
  • Filtered out other filters such as Site, Award, and Program based on selected role.
  • Key benefits:
  • Only authorized users can generate the report cards
  • Download report cards for the authorized Site, Award and Programs.
  • Feature: Introduction to Customized Folder Structure For Report Card Download
  • Description:
  • A new subtab in Configure Default Setup screen is provided. Here, you can define the required folder structure while downloading report cards in new approach. You can also select the entities required in the folder structure.
  • While downloading the report cards, folders are created for the selected entities and in the defined sequence of hierarchy.
  • This is a big change in download functionality and will require thorough testing before prod movement.
  • Key benefits:
  • Download report cards in bulk in the defined folder hierarchy and structure.
  • Excluded unwanted folder levels, if not required.
  • Feature: Introducing enhanced Period wise Attendance New UI
  • Description: Now, the enhanced Period Wise UI has interactive user interface. With this enhancement, you can easily switch between Semester, Month & week view of attendance.  Additionally, the overall percentage displays along with an option to toggle between different semesters.
  • Key benefits:
  • Mobile compliant UI
  • View month wise attendance data of each subject.
  • Switch easily between Semesters, Month & Week view.
  • Feature: Introducing configurable action items on Affiliation Approve Request screen against each request.
  • Description: Now, you can configure the action items on Affiliation Approve Request screen against each request. With this enhancement, once all forms corresponding to a request are complete and verified by admin and visitors then the admin can take the necessary actions accordingly.
  • Key Benefits: Customize actions and the order for the same against each request.
  • Feature: Introducing the Placement Bizapp with the following features:
    • Organization Configuration
    • Manage Roles
    • Course/Academic Masters
    •  Manage Company
    • Placement Drive
    •  Eligibility Rule
    • Company Event Set-up
    • Students
    • Manage Placement Request
    • Manage User Request
    • Notification Master
    • Student Dashboard
    • Company Dashboard
  • Description: Now, you can view organisation details and create new user. It includes
    • new role creation
    • Role to tab mapping
    • Course and academic details creation
    • Company Creation
    • Placement drive creation
    • Eligibility rule creation for a company
    • Company to drive mapping and event creation for a drive
    • Student creation
    • Manage Placement Request tab: You can approve the students’ placement request, upload offer letters for the selected students.
    • Manage User Request tab: You can approve or reject student and company registration request.
    • Notification Master tab: You can configure notification for different use cases.
    • Student Dashboard: You can view student profile and perform required actions.
    • Company Dashboard: You can view company profile and perform required actions.
  • Key Benefits: You can view details of organisation and perform actions as mentioned above.




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DIMENSiON May 2019 | Learning

TCS iON Digital Learning

Enablers can create short URLs for easy sharing

  • Feature: Introducing short URL feature for enablers
  • Description: Now, you can create short URL for enablers, in iDL. Provisioning for URL shortening is required at back-end after contract is established with the organisation. Post provisioning, the short URL configuration is visible to all users in Enabler Creation screen. Once you select this configuration, the permalink of that enabler is created as short URL. Short URL creation of each enabler is cost effective and depends on the purchase package as per the contract.
  • Key benefits: Compact and easy to share the Enabler URL.

Faster Performance Achieved by Disabling Notifications Panel

  • Feature: Configuration for notifications icon display in top panel
  • Description: Earlier, the notification icon was visible to all the users of organization and hence the real time fetching of all notifications was making solution performance slower. Now, a configuration introduced for the organisation admin enables the admin to set the configuration to show/hide the notifications icon display in top panel. You can always access these notifications in mail inbox. By default, this configuration is set as No and the notifications icon does not appear in top panel until the organisation admin enables it.
  • Key benefits: Enhances the performance of Solution.

Playback Speed Control Enabled on Both HTML and JW players

  • Feature: Adjust the playback speed in video player
  • Description: Earlier, you could not change the video playing speed. With this feature, you can control the video running speed in both video player: HTML Player and JW player.
  • Key benefits: Adjustable Video playback speed.

J&K Bank concludes PO mains examination

Concluding second phase of the three-tier examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO), J&K Bank today conducted the mains examination for the posts at various centres set up in Jammu, Srinagar, Ladakh and outside the state.

According to the statement, the online Main Examination was held by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Mumbai – with technical expertise from the globally acclaimed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

In order to ensure smooth conduct of the examination, the Bank had constituted an executive committee which was headed by its Executive President P K Tickoo to oversee and monitor the examination besides establishing central monitoring teams to supervise entire process and progress of these examinations.

The online-exam was conducted in a single shift across all the centres set-up by the Bank that included numerous educational institutions and training institutes across the state besides the bank’s Corporate Office, Zonal headquarters and other offices.

“Fostering a perfect blend of skill, expertise and experience in the Bank’s Human Resource (HR) base, the recruitment drive is part of the Bank’s bigger strategy to augment the bottom-line of its HR capital. By hiring the best available talent in the state, the Bank shall sustain the organizational momentum towards excellence in business.”

Source : https://www.greaterkashmir.com/

Six ways education in India will evolve in the coming years

The education sector is going through a paradigm shift. The future of education is far from what it was even a decade before. And it is time we start foreseeing the trends, so that we are better equipped to turn this revolution to our advantage.

The new academic session has just started. If your child has scored 95% and above, and you have successfully got him/her admitted to a premium institute, into the stream of his/her choice, well congratulations! But is that enough? You see, education is evolving. The future is here, so parents need to sit up and take notice, because their children probably already have.

But before diving headfirst into the future, let us take a look at the past. After all, the future is to create, but the past is what we learn from. If you look closely, a very pertinent parallel can be drawn between the evolution of media and education. In the beginning, there was just broadcast media. Remember the early days of television broadcast, when the remote was not even a thing, because what would you even use it for! There were not many choices when it came to what to watch, where to watch or when to watch. Then came the multichannel format, and the fight for the remote. We had choices galore in terms of the content, but not much in terms of when to watch or how to watch. And finally, today we have the OTT format that is content-flexible, time-flexible and device-flexible.

That is exactly how our education system has also evolved. First, we had the Gurukul system, where the learner had no choice in what to learn, when to learn, whom to learn from. Everything was pre-decided for the learner, and he or she had to make do with it. That might have been a very efficient system for that point of time, but with globalisation and modernisation, that system gave way to schools and colleges, which came with a lot more choices. The prevalent system today is still in this stage, and while it has worked fine till now, the education sector is standing at the cusp of a major shift. We are taking steps towards a stage in education that will be equivalent to the OTT media format. The learner today is much more aware of what they want and how they want it. And it is this freedom of choice that is going to reshape the education sector. The emphasis today is more on gaining skills than just knowledge. ‘Hands-on learning’ is the keyword here, and it is going to be time, space and distance-independent. How? Let us figure out.

1. Campus boundaries will start fading

The world is on its way to becoming the classroom. Well, to speak in theological terms, it already is. But it is only now that the realisation is dawning upon us. And now it is up to us to explore this opportunity to the maximum, whether we do it by making online courses the norm, or by making gaming modules the primary method of instruction. Trend analysis by Research and Markets predict that global e-learning market will reach US$325 billion by 2025. In the sector of online education in India, we can expect a growth reaching US$ 1.96 billion and around 9.6 million users by 2021, predicts a 2017 survey by KPMG, in association with Google. The same survey also tells us that the three primary reasons learners will continue to adopt open resource learning materials are convenience of access, flexibility of time and variety of materials. All of these will contribute to making learning a truly time and space-independent process and education will cease to be restricted to brick-and-mortar spaces.

2. ‘Phygital’ will be the way to go

In the ‘phygital’ (physical + digital) way of learning, the digital solutions are overlaid on top of the physical assets of education. This approach helps bridge the distance between the learner and the teacher, with the help of digital channels. However, in an Indian context, to make digital channels truly inclusive and impactful, we need to complement them with physical touch points. Imagine a student learning how to drive. In a ‘phygital’ mode of learning, the physical process of the student driving will be integrated with the instructor providing guidance over digital channels, so that learning happens in real time, and it is pertinent, to-the-point, and applicable in real life.

3. Tomorrow, professionals will be the teachers

Trends show that the goal is not just acquiring knowledge anymore, but acquiring skills. And to facilitate that, not just the learner, but the teacher must also be someone with hands-on experience in the subject domain. In the years to come, practical classes will not be limited to the last two periods of a school day, but will be the heart and soul of a learner’s curriculum. If a student wants to learn about welding, he/she will not just read about the properties of different kinds of steel, but will work with an experienced welder to imbibe how the properties of different kinds of steel affect their usability in welding works.

4. Students will learn without being aware that they are learning

The environment will be conducive to a homogenous format of learning, which will translate into learners ‘learning’ while they are ‘doing’. Think video games. Think augmented reality. Imagine a scenario where you are a character in an adventure game, every time it falls, exclaims, “Hey there Gravity, say ‘hello’ to Newton!” This way, the learner’s engagement level will be high, learning will be more immediate and retention will be easier.

5. Exams will test application skills, not knowledge

According to the survey by KPMG, re-skilling and online certification courses is currently the largest category in the Indian online education industry, with a preference towards online trainings for skill development/certification. In May 2017, it dominated 38% of the total online education market in India. Industry-aligned training courses in industry-trending topics and domains are in high demand. And it is this demand for hands-on skills that will dictate the exam sector’s shift in focus from testing of knowledge to testing of skills. Let us take a very basic example to delineate the advantages of this. Do you know that nitrogen is denser than carbon dioxide? What do you do with that knowledge?

This is what tomorrow’s examinations will test. Because as long as you do not apply that knowledge to the use of a fire extinguisher, you will never know that, that is the reason why carbon dioxide is the chosen medium in a fire extinguisher and not nitrogen — because the low density of carbon dioxide helps in the medium’s easy maneuverability.

6. Not just learning, even evaluation will become space, distance and time-independent

There are systems in place through which examinations taking place in Japan are being marked by evaluators in Vadodara, sitting in an Indian office. It utilises the human capital, a resource that India abounds in. No constraint of time and space ensures that the best minds are engaged in evaluating exactly the subject they excel in, which, in turn, results in a faster and fairer evaluation system guided by well-defined marking scheme.

Now, the question remains, when and how will these changes take place? But what is certain is that the challenge of embracing this evolution is more on the teachers and the administration, than on the learners. While the learners are already on their way, teachers need to put in the extra hours to manage the technology-overload. But global data shows that the inevitability of an overhaul of the education system is universally accepted, and what remains to be done is taking the bold steps towards it.

Author – Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON

Source – https://www.educationtimes.com/article/260/201906172019061715515228541d1c15

State students shine at Olympiad awards 2018-19

Seven students from Ranchi and Jamshedpur made their parents proud by garnering International Rank in the SOF Olympiad. Over 50,000 schools from 1,400 cities across 30 countries participated in SOF Olympiad exams during 2018-19 and around 50 lakh students appeared in the Olympiad. 

In the Olympiad, 44,000 students from Ranchi and 43,000 students from Jamshedpur participated, in which seven students grabbed the gold medals. In International Mathematics Olympiad, International rank 1 was bagged by Kishlay Yashvardhan of class 7th from Delhi public School and got Gold Medal. In International General Knowledge Olympiad, International rank 1 was bagged by Nilansh Singh & Gurpreet Singh Khurana of class 10th from St. Xavier’s School and in National Science Olympiad, International rank 1 bagged by Akash Singh of class 10th from St. Xavier’s school and got Gold Medal.

From Jamshedpur Anka Simlai Saha of class 3rd from Loyala School Jr. Block, Taruna sudarshan of class 4th from Little Flower School, Aastha Raturi of class 5th from J H Tarapore School and Akshansh Kumar of class 8th from Hill Top School excelled in  Intermational English Olympiad by securing Zonal rank 1 and got gold medal.

Science Olympiad Foundation organized a felicitation function to recognise & award the International winning students of Olympiad exams held during the Academic year 2018-19. Award function held at New Delhi. During the function, the top 3 international rank holders from classes one to twelve for the 6 Olympiad exams conducted by SOF were awarded.

On the occasion Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India was the Chief Guest. Addressing the students, Justice Misra said that courage is the mother of all virtues, if you don’t have the courage you possibly don’t get different virtues. If you have courage no matters what happen whatever the condition is but your mind will work. Speaking about Olympiad he also said that Failure is a challenge and Olympiad teaches to fight those challenges. He also said that every Indian citizen must respect the law of India.  The first motto in the life should be not going to be afraid by any kind of challenges..

On the occasion,  Michael King,, Director Examinations, India, British Council,  Ranjeet Pandey, President, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and V Ramaswamy, Global Head TCS iON were also present as guest.

Mahabir Singh, the founder & Executive Director of SOF shared that in addition to International winner; about 61000 students from 6,300 schools have been awarded for achieving top state level ranks. In addition, close to 8,00,000 students have been awarded “Medals of Excellence” for achieving top rank in their respective schools.

Source: https://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/state-editions/state-students-shine-at-olympiad-awards-2018-19.html

Transitioning from General IT to Cyber Security

The past few years have seen tremendous growth in modern businesses. From ordering your favourite ice cream to booking your dream house, everything is undergoing a transformation from traditional to online platforms. With great power comes greater responsibility. While these discoveries have made the modern man more powerful than ever, they have also provided a window of threats and malpractices that lead to undesired outcomes. Yes, we’re talking about cyber attacks and the dire need for Cyber Security in every field. A recent statement from NASSCOM suggested that India alone will need 1 million Cyber Security professionals by 2020 to meet the demands of its rapidly growing economy. If you are in IT and are looking to specialise in a particular field, then Cyber Security is undoubtedly your best bet! Cyber Security careers are booming and this is probably the best time for you to explore Cyber Security job openings.

The journey

A career in IT benefits any business by enabling them to be more efficient and to maximise productivity. With it comes better security, faster communication and electronic storage at economical costs. A career that brings benefits to any business is more than likely to be a good choice.

Security

Cyber Security in India is becoming a fast priority investment today. Take the retail business. There are hundreds of thousands of websites that are in operation. Storing and transferring sensitive data is a regular occurrence. Without the right type of Cyber Security protection, a lot of valuable data could be compromised. Breach of this data puts the company at a loss of more than money. Their entire reputation is at risk as well. Customers are not likely to hold hands with a brand that cannot secure their information.

Privacy is a right and customers take it very seriously. When so much as an email or a phone number is given away to the wrong party, the customer demands an explanation. When data such as license numbers and bank account details are provided to the company, it becomes their responsibility to the public to protect that sensitive data. Thus, businesses are desperate to hire Cyber Security professionals to not just protect the confidential information of customers, but also to ensure that their business always remains secure and alert.

As the demand increases, so should the supply.

Cyber Security as a career

Cyber Security is needed in every business industry. It is not a requirement only for financial sectors but startups and corporations as well. The career options expand across a wide variety of industries when you are proficient in this skill.

  • Chief Information Officer: mid executive level position, responsible for security related to computer, data and network
  • Forensic Computer Analyst: The HiFi detective to solve crimes related to Cyber Security
  • Information Security Analyst: responsible for the protection of the systems and the network
  • Security Architect: Responsible for establishing and maintaining security for the organization
  • Penetration Tester: Responsible to identify threats to the security by looking out for vulnerabilities
  • Security Systems Administrator: Responsible for the daily operations, monitoring and running backups
  • IT Security Engineer: Designing and maintaining security systems

Source: MensXP

Well, we’ve most definitely established the demand and need for Cyber Security officers in India. But the question still remains – How do you get an entry into Cyber Security from general IT?

Transition from General IT to Cyber Security

Since you are already armed with a technical background, the shift to Cyber Security is only but natural. Infact, it would be beneficial to leverage your current skills and utilize them to build a career in security.

There is no one true path to this field. People from Non-IT background try to add this skill to their resume. Transitioning from general IT to Cyber Security is a piece of cake in comparison. All it requires is a passion and a deep and abiding interest in how the technology works.

In general IT, you are trained in the basics such as administering & configuring systems, networks, database management and coding. You are also exposed to various IT procedures and real-world business operations.

The reason why the gradual shift from general IT to Cyber Security takes place so predominantly is that the vision 5 to 10 years down the line more often than not shows security as a big part in it. The specialization does not have to change either.

While people come towards the area of Cyber Security from all walks of life –  computer science, math and others – the main goal is to know what you want to protect and why.

The best part of this transition is that you do not have to let go of your passion; the reason that brought you into the IT field in the first place. If the website was always your first love, you can now indulge in a bit of website security. It has a broader scope and it does not take you away from your passion.

IT jobs that could lead you to Cyber Security include programmers, technical support, administrators and engineers. The ideal Cyber Security candidate would have a blend of both technical as well as soft skills. Having some experience in networking, admin and applications can help you dabble around with physical security.

The transition process –

Identify your specialization area

Cyber Security is a vast field, and it is practically impossible to excel in each of the sub-fields. Being a jack of all trades is probably not the best way to approach this industry. Thus, you ought to be extremely critical in choosing your specialization area. You may want to consider your interest, job opportunities, pay packages, job security etc. while making this selection. For example, cyber insurance is one such field that is being eyed by many Cyber Security aspirants as a promising sub-field.

Learn the subject

Technology is advancing faster than ever. It is almost mandatory for you to stay ahead of the competition by staying updated with trends ruling your industry. The best way to earn is to learn. Gather as much knowledge in your area of choice and inch towards becoming an expert in your field. Various online platforms offer a variety of Cyber Security courses that can help you gain expertise and make you industry-ready.

Get Certified  

The most crucial step that would take you from general IT towards Cyber Security comes in the form of a reputed and standardized Cyber Security certification. It is the best way to get your foot in the door. This validation implies expertise on your part to take on some of the biggest challenges with respect to Cyber Security. A certificate is what you need to give you a solid grounding for the future

Build a strong resume

With the certificate, you can arm your resume and look for a specialized job that offers more prominence as well as rewards. As stated earlier, there are plenty of job opportunities in Cyber Security and if you have followed the previous steps diligently, then it is only a matter of time until you land yourself a lucrative job in Cyber Security.

Cyber Security involves equipping the business with the right technology. It involves educating the employees on how to avoid various traps set up by hackers. It includes investing in the appropriate training to train the employees on protecting the information about the company and its customers. IT security is a specialist field and it is imperative for every company to have a team that specializes in it.

Cyber Security is a top priority for protecting and retaining the trust of B2B and B2C relationships. The explosion in its demand combined with a short supply of certified experts has led to Cyber Security becoming a promising career for the next generation. What are you waiting for? Ready, Set, GO!

Visit : http://bit.ly/TCSiON_ProCert_CyberSecurity

Satish Thiagarajan
Global Head – TCS Cyber Security

Over 25 years of experience across industries and IT involving consulting, business analysis, process re-engineering, concurrent multi-project delivery management in Application support, Infrastructure management, Enterprise Security and Testing, Currently Head Cyber Security and Risk Management Unit – Responsible for service strategy, GTM, delivery strategy, competency development and partner development.

ASDC collaborates with TCS iON to bridge skill gap in automotive sector

Digitisation is currently underway in key areas like end-to-end ASDC skilling ecosystem, skilling and upskilling of workforce in the automotive system, and enabled through TCS iON digital learning, digitised automotive skill assessment process, digitised driving assessments with TCS iON Cert-n-Edge and an online job-listing portal.

The digitisation process will enable skilling of potential candidates even from remote areas and is expected to enhance employment opportunities with listed job portals, and upskill the workforce through online trainings. Importantly, the digital transformation will ensure secure and transparent assessments and certifications, industry certified skills, total elimination of manipulations in Part B (Practical) assessments, standardised course content and provide holistic view of training partners and their infrastructure.

ASDC’s collaboration with TCS iON is expected to bring value propositions for ASDC such as standardisation of processes, digital affiliation and audit trails for better control and integration.

ASDC has embarked on this skilling mission with the active support from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), and the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA). ASDC supports the Government’s Skill India program and schemes like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) that seek to enhance the skills of young aspirants to make them more relevant and qualified for employment in the automotive industry.

ASDC envisions making India self-sufficient in the availability of skilled personnel for sustaining growth and increasing competitiveness of the domestic automobile industry. ASDC has over 240 training partners, 800 certified assessors, 14 expert groups with 295 industry experts and over 2000 training centres.

Source – https://www.autocarpro.in/news-national/asdc-urges-acceleration-of-digital-drive-to-make-young-indians-futureready-43157