Tata Motors Partners with BITS
- September 8, 2015
- Posted by: Simon Wait
- Category: Industry News
Tata Motors has entered into long-term partnership with Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani to create a platform for a series of technical education programs to build world-class technical skills to not only bridge present skill gaps that prevail in the automotive industry but also to prepare a future-ready organization.
This is a first Industry-Academia partnership for Tata Motors to develop technical talent at multiple levels in the organisation. Gajendra Chandel, chief human resource officer, Tata Motors Ltd., and Professor G. Sundar, BITS director (Off Campus Programs & Industry Engagement), signed a five year MOU, with an objective to ensure the engineering programmes are aimed at meeting the requirements of automotive industry.
The first set of programmes to roll-out of this association will be a customised Masters as well Bachelor’s Degree in Technology for Automotive Engineering, which will run across various locations in India.
Gajendra Chandel said, ‘We are working closely with various leading Institutions to continuously develop engineering skills not only at the engineering institutes but also within the company. We are looking forward to pushing the boundaries of learning with this program and are simultaneously gearing up to roll-out more such collaborative tie-ups with Academia to develop industry-ready resources. This also supports the Government’s ‘Make in India’ program, encouraging the Indian Industry to compete at a global platform.’
This initiative aims to bridge the gap of the automotive industry requirements and academics. The course is designed into two parts – technical orientation delivered through class room sessions and on-the-job training in state-of-the-art engineering, design, manufacturing & customer support facilities in Tata Motors. Students will be mentored and guided by industry leaders and will also engage with Tata Motors for practice sessions wherein they would work with the Company for six months on significant business projects. This will help in enhancing their practical knowledge, thus improving their skill levels. Further to periodic assessment and on successful completion of the programme, a certificate will be awarded jointly by BITS, Pilani and Tata Motors Ltd.