Homegrown Tata Motors has recently announced a partnership with Nirma University to provide a B-Tech degree to all its employees working at the Sanand Plant in Gujarat. Tata has a strategic objective about the future of their company and this partnership aligns exactly with their goal. This new programme aims at enhancing the technical skills of various employees at multiple levels in the organisation, which helps bridge the skill gaps that predominate the automotive industry.
This programme specifically includes bringing in the latest knowledge and technology from academia to enhance the functional expertise of employees and prepare them for medium and long-term competition. This partnership between Tata Motors and Nirma University will help in creating a future-ready and advanced organization. The B-Tech degree programme will not only impart knowledge but also enhance the skills of the employees. The Tata employees who have enrolled for the B-Tech programme will undergo comprehensive training, which will include two parts, the technical orientation (theory), and on-the-job training in state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing and customer support facilities at Tata Motors (practical).
The course comprises of 7 semesters, spread over three and a half years, which will end in a 6-month comprehensive industrial project. These employees will be mentored and guided by some well-known industry leaders and will engage in practice sessions that involve significant business projects. After a periodic assessment and successful completion of the programme, a certificate will be awarded by Nirma University.
According to Mr Ravindra Kumar G.P., CHRO, Tata Motors, said, “At Tata Motors we believe by enabling our employees to achieve their full potential in their functional areas we will be able to build an engaged and competent employee base which is key to our continued success. Our partnership with Nirma University is another step in this direction and will enable our employees in Sanand to push the boundaries of their technical capabilities and emerge as future-ready and world-class technical talent.”
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Anup K. Singh, Director General, Nirma University said, “We are delighted to partner with Tata Motors for this collaborative programme. There is a lot that we can learn from each other. It is a mutually beneficial initiative, which will result in a rich exchange of knowledge and the latest industry practices. At the end of the programme, we will have created a talent pool which is ahead of the curve, with advanced knowledge, and narrowing the skills-gap.”