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 with a leading Institution like Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani 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 programs 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.
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 engineering, design, manufacturing and 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. Further to periodic assessment and on successful completion of the programme, a certificate will be awarded jointly by Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and Tata Motors Ltd.
This partnership will involve Tata Motors’ employees to further develop the skills of the students. It will help the company to not only build its functional expertise and provide developmental opportunities for its employees, but also contribute to strengthening the industry readiness of the talent stepping out of campuses through curricula building, live projects and various engagement activities.