The School of Automotive Skills of the Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), Jaipur has signed inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first skill sector council of India promoted by the automotive industry through apex bodies SIAM, ACMA and FADA.
The MoU was signed by Mohanjit Singh Walia, Principal, School of Automotive Skills, BSDU, Jaipur and Raman Sharma, CEO, ASDC at the Automotive Skills Development Council in New Delhi. The pact will facilitate the training of trainers, students, course development and the updating of the same as per technological changes in the automotive sector. This MoU will also facilitate industry tie-ups which will benefit the B.Voc students at BSDU in terms of internships and placements at leading company in the automotive industry.
Commenting on the MoU, BSDU’s Mohanjit Singh Walia, who is director of the School of Automotive Skills, said, “This is a momentous occasion for us as our students will benefit from the tie-up with ASDC as it will felicitate students studying in the automotive sector. It will also help us to keep our training uptodate and in sync with industry trends.”
Brig Pabla, vice-chancellor, BSDU said, “The curricula of all programs offered by BSDU is designed in consultation with the industry and the concerned sector skill councils. For programs offered in automotive skills, BSDU receives full support from ASDC. This MoU will further strengthen the cooperation between BSDU and ASDC and reduce the gap between industry and academia.”
Speaking on the tie-up, ASDC’s CEO Raman Sharma said, “We are delighted to partner with BDSU for this initiative. India is fast becoming a global hub for the auto sector and with such tie- ups, we are certain that we will get the right talent for the automotive sector. In this sense, acquiring a certain vocational skill is not an end in itself but the beginning of an aspirational career which, when integrated with vocational skills-based academic pathways, will help realise a higher purpose and life’s calling, creating career pathways.”