Call For Participation

First National Workshop on 'Filling the Skill Gaps in Instrumentation, Automation, Surveillance & Communication (IASC) Sector'

June 24, 2016, India International Center, New Delhi


In alignment with the Skill India mission of the Government of India, the IASC Sector Skill Council focuses on identifying occupations, skills and gaps in the Instrumentation, Automation, Surveillance & Communication (Broadcast) segments. The nature of the sector is interdisciplinary - as it requires skills across multiple domains such as mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, vacuum, electronic, robotic, process and software. A one day workshop is planned with a view of sharing the industry thinking, experience, challenges, skill gaps and suggestions for filling the identified gaps.

The workshop will bring together the industry end user segments, OEMs, system integrators and contractors, training partners, assessors and planners to brain storm on the efficacies of the current approaches of skilling, hurdles faced and the solutions as well as new concepts and techniques for improvement.

Papers, statistics and case studies are invited for the workshop on the topics suggested below.

The expected outcome of the workshop is identification of focus areas for skilling in the IASC sector segments - including those that are emerging and do not have an established work force. Similarly, requirements of Make in India and Smart City need consideration. Ideas and recommendations for employing appropriate tools, contents and training infrastructure - especially for the Centers of Excellence and Training of Trainers - are also expected outcome.


All stakeholders are invited, including the OEMs in IASC sector, System Integrators, End User Industries, C&I Contractors, Training Partners, Assessment Agencies, Content Developers, Educators, Training Solution Providers. 

Topics for Papers & Case Studies

  • Instrumentation & Automation related Skill Gaps in Industry Segments (industry wise - Energy, Steel, Paper, Cement, Chemicals, Fertilizer, Oil & Gas, Pharma, Sugar, Water, Agro, Food, Defense, Transportation, Automotive, Capital Goods, Infrastructure, FMCG, etc.)
  • Skill Needs and Gaps in OEM segments (Instrumentation, Automation, Surveillance and Broadcast Communication)   

  • Challenges in creating employable skilled manpower

  • Skill Needs and Gaps in System Integration and C&I segments

  • Skill Needs and Gaps in MSME segments

  • Nontraditional Job Roles and Skilling for these

  • Effective Techniques for Mass Skilling and Placements

  • Skill Needs for Make in India   

  • Skill Needs for Smart City

  • Multiple skill needs in IASC sector

  • Training of Trainers - Methods, Infrastructure and Experiences

  • Acceptance and Remunerations of Certified Skills in Industry - Case Study

  • Modern Assessment Techniques for Vocational Skills

  • Improving Communication and Articulation

  • The Challenge of Skilling under age population

  • Are skilled workers getting a fair deal? - The role of Employers and Public

  • Multi skill Job Roles - Meeting the Seasonal Employment Patterns

  • Mobility of Skilled vs Unskilled labour

  • Recognition of Prior Learning


  • 9:15 - 09:50 Registration
  • 10:00-10:10 Welcome and opening remarks

  • 10:10-10:45 Key note address

  • 10:45-10:55 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 10:55-11:05 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 11:05-11:15 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 10:15-11:25 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 11:25-11:35 Tea break

  • 11:35-11:45 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 11:45-11:55 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 11:55-12:05 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 12:15-12:25 Speaker, Instrumentation & Automation segment

  • 12:25-12:35 Speaker, Skill Development in Instrumentation & Automation segments

  • 12:35-12:45 Speaker, Skill Development in Instrumentation & Automation segments

  • 12:45-13:30 Concluding Remarks & Discussion, Instrumentation & Automation segments

  • 13:30-14:20 Lunch and Networking

  • 14:20-14:30 Speaker, Surveillance segment

  • 14:30-14:40 Speaker, Surveillance segment

  • 14:40-14:50 Speaker, Surveillance segment

  • 14:50-15:00 Speaker, Communication segment

  • 15:00-15:10 Speaker, Communication segment

  • 15:10-15:20 Speaker, Communication segment

  • 15:20-15:30 Speaker, Skill Development in Surveillance & Communication Segment

  • 15:30-15:40 Speaker, Skill Development in Surveillance & Communication Segment

  • 15:40-16:25 Concluding Remarks & Discussion, Surveillance & Communication segments

  • 16:25-16:35 Vote of Thanks

 11:00 - 17:00 Presentation and video demonstrations of Products, Hardware and Training Kits by Manufacturers, Industry partners and Training Partners  

Important Dates:

Registration as presenter and submission of paper : June 10, 2016

Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2016

Registration as delegate: June 22, 2016

How to participate:

Register online at:


  • Ashutosh Pratap Singh, Head Partnership & Operations IASC-SSC 


  • Arnica Newmei, Associate Partnership & Operations IASC-SSC



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