Jamshedpur, Feb. 24: Tata Motors on Wednesday announced that the company is entering into a long-term partnership with National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur, to launch a program that will enhance the technical skill level of students and create industry-ready, skilled talent pool.
This is a part of the people strategy for Industry-Academia partnership for Tata Motors with leading educational institutions to hone technical talent at multiple levels in the organization.
Gajendra Chandel, Chief, Human Resource Officer, Tata Motors Ltd., and Professor Rambabu Kodali, Director, NIT Jamshedpur, signed a five-year MoU, with an objective to ensure industry ready resources to meet the requirements of automotive industry.
Speaking on this association, Chandel said, �Tata Motors believes in long term partnership with Academia for developing students from early days and create an industry-ready resource at the end of the curriculum. We are keen to see the Indian industry becoming globally competitive with Tata Motors playing a significant role.
Our focus is to create a right set of talent pool for the engineering and manufacturing Industry more so the automobile industry. We are working closely with various leading institutions to continuously develop engineering skills not only at the engineering institutes but also within the company.�
Chandel further said, �This partnership with NIT Jamshedpur is a step in this direction, where we design and develop joint initiatives between the industry and academia, plugging in the technology talent gap in the years to come. We are looking forward to pushing the boundaries of learning with this program and are simultaneously gearing up to roll-out more such collaborative tie-ups with academia to develop industry-ready resources.
This also supports the Government�s �Make in India program� encouraging the Indian Industry to compete on a global platform.�
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Rambabu Kodali, Director, NIT Jamshedpur, said, �We are excited to partner with Tata Motors in this uniquely collaborative program.
It is imperative to have programs like these, which provide technical training and enhance skill development by giving right kind of exposure and knowledge to students.�
Kodali added, �It is a mutually beneficial initiative that will result in exchange of knowledge and industry practice. At the end of the program we would have created a talent pool that is ahead of the curve and has acquired advanced knowledge, and industry exposure.�
This initiative aims at partnering with academia to bridge the skill and knowledge gap of the automotive industry requirements and become an engine for innovation and value-creation.
The various interventions would include on-the-job training in state-of-the-art engineering, design, manufacturing and customer support facilities in Tata Motors, CSR initiatives, faculty interactions, etc.
Students will be mentored and guided by industry leaders and will engage with Tata Motors for practice sessions wherein they would work with the company on significant business projects.