BENGALURU: The aerospace sector in the country lacks much-needed skills to meet its current and future demands, according to Dr R K Tyagi, chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
“What we need is around 10 lakh skilled people, and we must get them as investment worth crores will be made in India in the next few years,” he said while speaking at the second Aerospace HR Round Table held here on Monday.
The event was jointly organised by HAL and the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES).
HAL, on its part, is planning to create an aerospace university with an initial investment of `100 crore, he said. “This will ensure academia and industry linkage. Having a degree is not enough as we need people who are in tune with the industry,” Tyagi said.
Ashwani Dutt, member of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), in his keynote address, said issues related to human resources must be handled with utmost care, sensitivity and, if required, with firmness. The theme of the conference was ‘Human Capital - A Source of Business and Competitive Advantage’.
Prof Utpal Ghosh, Pro-Vice Chancellor of UPES, spoke about issued related to the airline industry. HAL’s HR director V M Chamola and others were part of the discussion, according to a release issued by HAL.