Tata Motors is further expanding its connect with the academic world. After the launch of its post-graduate management program at Jamshedpur, in partnership with Symbiosis International, Tata Motors has started the second batch at Pune (EPGDBM), further strengthening its partnership with the university.
Tata Motors says that the second batch of managers from various functions will undergo comprehensive general management program covering operations, finance, people management, supply chain and marketing among others. The focus is to sharpen managerial skills at multiple levels in the organisation. The partnership with Symbiosis is helping provide avenues for collaborative research, content development and knowledge exchange between industry and academia.
Aligned with the company’s strategic objective, the program aims at developing talent and nurturing managerial skills of budding engineers and other professionals at Tata Motors. The EPGDBM program comprises of four semesters over 24 months, where the program pedagogy involves concepts learnt in the classroom and applied on a real-time project in diverse functional areas across Tata Motors.
Apart from honing their capabilities, this program will help address engineers complete their management education from a top-ranked institution.
The launch of the Pune batch was attended by the pro chancellor of Symbiosis International (deemed university), Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, who has played a crucial role in cementing the partnership with Tata Motors, by working out a highly customised design, best suited for the working professionals in the manufacturing.
Speaking at the launch, Gajendra Chandel, chief human resources officer, Tata Motors, said: ’"Today, the business landscape has become very dynamic and there is increasing influence of disruptive technologies and social media shaping our lives. Hence, it is important for us to prepare a future-ready workforce that is world class, strategic yet adaptive, has razor-sharp business sense and innovative to lead the vibrant ecosystem in the marketplace."
"This partnership with Symbiosis International is a win-win opportunity that will help us push the boundaries of learning for our managers and help in create a repository of case studies and related teaching capabilities. The combined force of industry and academia working together is a powerful engine for innovation and value creation leading to higher economic growth. We are simultaneously gearing up to roll-out more such collaborative tie-ups with academia to develop industry-ready resources.”