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Tata Motors collaborates with Nirma University to enhance employees’ technical skill, making them future-ready

This B-Tech degree programme will impart knowledge & skill requisite for the automotive manufacturing industry

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Ravindra Kumar and Dr Anup K Singh shake hands after signing the deal.
Ravindra Kumar and Dr Anup K Singh shake hands after signing the deal.

Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, 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 & 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 & customer support facilities in Tata Motors. The course comprises of seven 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. Further to periodic assessment and on successful completion of the programme, a certificate will be awarded by Nirma University.

According to Ravindra Kumar G.P., CHRO, Tata Motors, “At Tata Motors we believe by enabling our employees 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.”

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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