Most automobile companies are vowing to switch to electric, a cleaner, and sustainable alternative. An ‘electric’ revolution is coming to the automobile sector in India. But, the industry is facing a shortage of talented, aptly skilled engineers needed for the transition to electric drives as the primary source of motive power.
With Govt. easing out policies and norms to favor India’s growth in Electric Vehicle sector and boost “Make In India” initiative, the economy will now be needing Electric Vehicle Engineers ranging from Service Engineers to Technicians and Design Engineers which in total will account to almost 30 Million Jobs in EV sector.
India has chalked a plan to aid its electric mobility mission by creating a specialized workforce. The blueprint aims at generating 10 million jobs.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is in the process of preparing the program to provide adequate manpower to the electric mobility industry. The strategy includes creating a skilled and trained workforce which has an expertise in design and testing, battery manufacturing and management, sales, services and infrastructure of electric vehicles.
Seeing this upward trend, the upskilling has taken a pace and people are now looking for getting trained in EV.
Due to lack of qualified technicians and trainers in this field there are very few players who have established a name and reputation of their own.
DIYguru being the initial player which first launched the Electric Vehicle Course on the internet before EDx and MITx in US.
The company has now got big names under its clientele including Robert Bosch and Hyundai along with major academia institutes like the University of Michigan and several IIT’s and NIT’s.
The company announced to start it’s six-month Electric Vehicle Masters Course on Friday, the session for its first batch is likely to start in the month of September at it’s Visakhapatnam Center.
The course is designed for Engineering and Business Graduates and experienced professionals of the automotive Industry.
The Electric Vehicles have taken the world by a storm in recent years, spearheaded by Tesla which now has worldwide revenue of $11.8 Billion
India is expected to command leadership in EV space with a projected share of 30% of new vehicles sold by 2030. Govt has tabled a proposal to have a charging station every 3KM in major cities & every 50KM on the major national highway.
The EV sector will greatly affect the automobile component manufacturing sector, there are over 8,000 MSMEs and another 50,000 in retails and distribution of aftermarket components which generates over 30 Lacs jobs.