29 April, 2019
Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, today announced a partnership 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 organization.
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 and lab sessions at Nirma University campus. 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. Further to periodic assessment and on successful completion of the programme, a certificate will be awarded by Nirma University.
According to Mr. Ravindra Kumar G.P., CHRO, Tata Motors, said, "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.”
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."
About Nirma University
A private university established in the year 2003 as a Statutory University under a special act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act and is duly accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), having its permanent campus and office at Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Gota, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382481. The University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited (BSE: TATAMOTORS), a USD 45 billion organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. Part of the USD 100 billion Tata group, Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 109 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top four in the passenger vehicles market. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, the UK, Italy and Korea. Internationally, Tata commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.