Healthy Collaboration between Tata and NIT Trichy
About NIT Trichy and Tata Motors
Popularly referred to as NIT Tiruchirappalli or NIT Trichy, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli is a university with a deemed university status. By the Government of India, it was declared as an Institute of National Importance and established to provide education and research in various branches of engineering and technology for the improvement of processes involved in learning and distribution of knowledge in such branches.
Being a USD 42 billion organization, Tata Motors Limited is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering an extensive range of integrated, smart mobility solutions and it is also a part of the USD 100 billion Tata group. Through a strong global network of 76 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia.
For the introduction of innovative programs in education and research, Tata Motors Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Trichy in association with the National Institute of Technology (NIT). Both entities will be working in areas of mutual interest taking their first steps towards a long journey of technological collaboration, with an aim to cater to the future engineering needs of the industry and academia is what a statement from Tata Motors said.
The MoU has been signed for a period of five years, under which joint R&D projects will also be undertaken towards the development of new technologies in various engineering domains.
It has to be mentioned that, on a grand occasion, In the presence of Mr Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Motors Ltd., and Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, the signing of the MoU was conducted.
“The gap between academic excellence and business requirements, to create an industry-ready workforce will be bridged by our multi-dimensional partnership with NIT Tiruchirappalli,” Mr Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Motors, said.
He further added, “Not only within the company but also that of our academic partners with proficient faculties, in line with our vision & mission to create a future-ready organization, but this MoU will help us bolster our competitive edge and develop next-gen engineering skills”
Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, a Director, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, said, “We are excited about partnering with Tata Motors to collaborate in pioneering engineering technology for mobility. For advanced training of students to get hands-on experience during live projects, the association will enable joint research in key areas, which will feed into the future products of Tata Motors “.
“The exposure would also help the faculty and students align to the latest industry practices and hone their skills in accordance with the evolving requirements of the industry. We see the program as an opportunity for us to develop a talent pool that would have an edge, equipped with advanced knowledge and ready to join the workforce,” she added.