Tata Motors has joined hands with Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani) to create a platform for a series of technical education programs to build world-class technical skills. This program would not only bridge present skill gaps that prevail in the automotive industry but also prepare a future-ready organization. Mr. 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.
Speaking on this association, Mr. Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Motors, said, "Business landscape is rapidly evolving and to maintain our formidable position in the marketplace, it is imperative that we foresee and plan for a world-class, competent, talented and innovative workforce. We are working closely with various leading Institutions to continuously develop engineering skills not only at the engineering institutes but also within the company. This partnership with BITS, Pilani is a step in this direction, where we design & develop joint initiatives between the industry and academia, plugging in the technology talent gap in the years to come. 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".
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. G. Sundar, BITS Director (Off Campus Programmes & Industry Engagement), said, "We are excited to partner with Tata Motors in this uniquely collaborative programme. There is a lot that we can learn from each other. It is a mutually beneficial initiative which will result in exchange of knowledge and of industry practice. At the end of the programme we will have created a talent pool which is ahead of the curve, acquiring advanced knowledge, and narrowing the skills-gap." This is a first Industry-Academia partnership for Tata Motors with a leading Institution like BITS, Pilani to develop technical talent at multiple levels in the Organisation. The five MOU ensures that 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.