VE Commercial Vehicles inks MoU with IIT Indore for technology development and upskilling

Industry-academia partnership to focus on upskilling and future technology readiness; five-year program to see training of VECV personnel, internship of students from IITI and facilitate workshops, research and consultancy projects.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 08 Aug 2023 Views icon5187 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
VE Commercial Vehicles inks MoU with IIT Indore for technology development and upskilling

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Indore (IITI) for a five-year period. The partnership, which reflects the growing connect between the Indian automotive industry and academia, will facilitate the exchange of scientific information between VECV and IIT Indore and open channels for the development of competencies required for the rapidly modernising auto industry. It will also facilitate VECV employees to acquire MTech, MS(R), and Ph.D. degrees from IIT Indore.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Suhas S. Joshi, Director, IIT Indore and Mr. Rajinder Singh Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles.

Commenting on the partnership, Rajinder Singh Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles, said, “This is a VECV-sponsored program for its employees. We will do a stringent internal selection process and hope to have an exchange of about 100 students and employees, in a time frame of five years. This MoU will also enhance collaboration in research and academics in the areas of mutual interest.”

As part of the MTech program, VECV employees will be required to pursue online coursework in the first year. Project work in the second year will be conducted either at VECV’s Pithampur and Bhopal Plants or at IIT Indore under the guidance of the assigned thesis supervisor(s) of IIT Indore.

Prof. Suhas S. Joshi, Director, IIT Indore said, “This cooperation will cover joint research, scientific mobility, exchange of scientific and technical information, exploitation of research results and transfer of technology. It will also help in the training of VECV employees, internship of students from IITI, and facilitation of workshops, research and consultancy projects."

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