Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
L&d, Instructional Design
+1 Other

Dear Colleagues, Hope you all doing well ! My Query is what is the standard training hours or mandays in indian industry.
1st March 2013 From India, Vadodara
In IT Services industry it is 12 days of training per employee Regards, Raghav
1st March 2013 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Sir,
Thanks for yr response..I think it aganin depends upon the nature of industry and pls let me what is the best possible method to finalize the budget and on what basis or percentage generally budget is prepare..
Nainesh Modi
2nd March 2013 From India, Vadodara
Dear Nainesh,

There is no standard as such. Allocation of hours for training will vary from one industry to another and one company to another. Suppose company is going for say ISO or Six Sigma etc, then you need to train the whole operations staffs and other supporting staffs.

However, in many companies general time budget is 2-3 working days per person per year. Again there lies a catch. In these days of "lean manpower", it is quite difficult for Ops Managers to spare his/her staff for training. Secondly, when it comes to "learning", managers are very good at delegation. But then if the training is happening at some five star resort or hotel, the same managers spring their "great learning attitude".

Therefore, in some company rather than adopting bureaucratic approach of "number of hours per year", "operations needs" derive the training requirement. When we are clear about what needs to increased or decreased, obviously number of training hours do not matter.


Dinesh V Divekar

2nd March 2013 From India, Bangalore
I worked in a manufacturing industry in Learning & development function for 3 years and i would rather say mandays are not only industry specific but also department / vertical specific e.g. Target Mandays for a Corporate Services would be 3.5MD whereas Target Mandays for Manufacturing business unit department would be around 7 MD since more focus on Safelty & Health, technical trainings are required. So it is very important to understand the various category of training (e.g.Behavioral,technical,functional,QHSE, induction,etc) you need to focus on and for which dept.
I hope this helps to decide on the target, although it is always good to analyse last 2 years Training data and set standards according to Management focus.
12th March 2013 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
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