31 August, 2012
Tata Motors has partnered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to develop the professional registration of engineers in India, through structured training and development. This association will also provide opportunities for engineers, based in India, to achieve an internationally recognised standard of excellence.
According to Dr. Tim Leverton, Head – Advanced and Product Engineering, Tata Motors, “We are delighted that the professional development of Tata Motors Engineers can now be formally accredited under the worldwide recognised framework, offered by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Tata Motors and the Institution will also work together to build networks in industry and academia that can contribute to raising the standard of engineering across the subcontinent.”
According to Mr. Stephen Tetlow, Chief Executive, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, “India has become a global leader in manufacturing and an international engineering powerhouse. We are delighted to partner with Tata Motors, one of India’s biggest success stories, and we are looking forward to working together to provide their engineers with an internationally recognised accreditation of training, education and standards, as well as opportunities to develop their knowledge.”
Tata Motors and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers will encourage the professional registration of engineers, in accordance with Engineering Council requirements. The Institution will help to train and support Tata Motors’ engineers, while Tata Motors will encourage its engineers to undertake programmes of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The Institution will conduct regular workshops and sessions for Tata Motors’ engineers on Professional Registration, Academic Assessment, Assessment of Competence and Initial Professional Development (IPD) and Professional Review. The Institution will also support the Company to ensure compliance with UK-SPEC for engineers working towards chartered, incorporated or technician status.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1,65,654 crores ($ 32.5 billion) in 2011-12. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Spain and South Africa. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 7.5 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth largest truck and bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America.
About The Institution of Mechanical Engineers:
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1847 and is the worldwide professional body for mechanical engineers. The Institution supports the careers and professional development of over 100,000 members in 120 countries. The Institution offers registration to engineers who have met the standards of knowledge and competence required for particular levels of professional registration. Professional registration allows members to set themselves apart as professional engineers by achieving the designation of Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Technician.
For more information on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, please contact :
Mr. James Fulker at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Press Office
Tel: 00 44 (0)20 7973 1261