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Tata Motors and IIT BHU sign MoU for innovative education and research
HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 08 December 2017

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The partnership will help create industry-ready resources.

Tata Motors and IIT BHU have signed an MoU to introduce innovative programmes in education and research. The aim is to educate and train students for future engineering needs of industry and academia.

The MoU has been signed for a period of five years, where both the entities will work together to educate and train students according to the future demand of industry and academia. As per the MoU, both the entities will undertake joint R&D projects for the development of new technologies in various engineering domains.

Signing the MoU, Gajendra Chandel, chief human resource officer at Tata Motors Ltd said “The automotive industry in India is continuously evolving with a rapid shift towards digital, analytics, AI, AR, VR, and so on. This means making connected vehicles and driverless vehicles a reality. With such fast-changing technologies and market conditions, we understand the need to articulate a clear roadmap towards a world-class, competent, talented and innovative workforce. Through this MoU, we intend to have a multi-dimensional partnership with IIT BHU, which will help us retain our competitive edge and develop next-gen engineering skills, not only within the company but also that of our academic partners with future-ready faculties, while simultaneously fulfilling our Vision & Mission to create a future-ready organisation.”

The two entities will undertake joint R&D projects for the development of new technologies in various engineering domains.

He further added, “This partnership will help us bridge the gap between academic excellence and business know-how, to create industry-ready resources. This also supports the Government’s ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Startup India’ programme, preparing the Indian industry to compete at a global platform.”

This partnership will help Tata Motors strengthen its talent base and create a talent pool possessing skills relevant to the industry.

Prof. Rajeev Sangal, director, IIT (BHU) Varanasi signed the MoU and said, “We look forward to partnering with Tata Motors in this uniquely collaborative programme. The partnership will enable joint research in specific areas, which will feed into the future products of Tata Motors, as well as advanced training of students. The faculty and students will greatly benefit by exposure to current industry practices and the roadmap of the future growth of the industry. By the end of the programme, we are looking to create a talent pool, which is ahead of the curve, acquiring advanced knowledge, and narrowing the skills-gap."

This partnership will help Tata Motors strengthen its talent base and create a talent pool possessing skills relevant to the industry. Students will go through curricula building, live projects and various engagement activities to equip themselves with the latest skills and technological knowledge.

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