HITS inks MOU with Logistics Sector Skill Council
HITS signed an MOU with Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) to launch a BBA (Logistics)
programme. The special aspect of this programme lies in the blended learning experience
which shall be a combination of conceptual learning in classrooms followed by a paid
internship in industry. Specific curriculum developed by the LSC shall be imparted to the
students, which shall enhance their employability.
The Indian logistics sector is valued at USD$ 150 billion, contributing 14.4 % of India’s GDP.
Logistics Sector employs about 21.24 million as of 2016. Of 21.24 million 54% are employed
in passenger roadways segment, 35% in road fright while remaining are in passenger
railways, freight forwarding, warehousing, packaging and other services. There has been no
formal training in the country to address the skill gap in the logistics sector. The MOU has
been signed keeping in mind this emerging opportunity.
Mr.Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS and Dr.Pon Ramalingam, Registrar, HITS, exchanged
the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LSC represented by Ms.Gayathri H and
Dr.Ganesan. This MOU shall pave the way for young aspiring graduates to get industry-ready with a focused training.