Tata Motors partners Nirma University for B.Tech degree for Sanand workforce

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 29 Apr 2019


L-R: Dr Anup K. Singh, director general, Nirma University and Biswaroop Mukherjee, head - talent acquisition, employee branding and industry academia relations, Tata Motors at the Sanand Plant.

Tata Motors has partnered with Nirma University to provide B. Tech degree to its employees working at the Sanand Plant in Gujarat. Aligned with the company’s strategic objective, the programme aims at enhancing employees’ technical skill at multiple levels in the organisation, thus bridging skill gaps that prevail in the automotive industry and creating a future-ready organisation.

This B-Tech degree programme will impart knowledge and skill requisite for the automotive manufacturing industry. Employees, enrolled for the B-Tech programme, will undergo comprehensive training that is designed in two parts – technical orientation delivered through classroom sessions, virtual labs and on-the-job training in state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing and customer support facilities in Tata Motors. The course comprises of 7 semesters, spread over 3.5 years, which will culminate in a 6 month comprehensive industrial project. These employees will be mentored and guided by industry leaders and will engage in practice sessions that entails significant business projects. After a periodic assessment and on successful completion of the programme, a certificate will be awarded by Nirma University.

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."

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