The Makers And Managers Of Manufacturing
Careers 360|September 2018
The Makers And Managers Of Manufacturing

India’s manufacturing sector, which contributes about 15 percent to the country’s GDP offers numerous employment opportunities for management and engineering students...

Amita Jain

In the olden times, you could hear the din from a factory from a long way off, and its chimneys spewing black smoke; but not any more. Skilled employees, advanced technology and high-tech tools mark the present-day manufacturing units. Engineers and managers are the movers and shakers of this sector, but there has been a change in what is sought from them. The sector has moved on with times and so has the skills-sets and qualifications it requires. “Students today need industry-aligned programmes which employ special teaching methodologies that include online learning, practical training, industry tours, internships, research projects and live projects, to stay relevant as per future needs,” says Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha, Vice-Chancellor of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.

Demand for jobs in manufacturing

Manufacturing sector constitutes about 15 percent of India’s GDP and the government aims to take this figure to 25 percent by 2022, which will further boost demand for jobs in this sector. With the push towards developing smart cities and boosting infrastructure, the manufacturing ecosystem of India is looking forward to a phenomenal shift, not just from policy corridors, but also the talents which fuel this industry.

Manufacturing sector covers a range of industries, including electronics, aerospace, automotive, cement, steel, textile, leather and footwear and many more. One can choose a career with core manufacturing companies such as Telco, TISCO, Maruti or IT-based manufacturing companies of the likes of TCS, Wipro, Accenture and IBM.

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