Tata Motors has tied up with Nirma University to offer BTech degrees to its staff members at the Sanand Plant in Gujarat. This collaboration aims to improve the technical skills of the employees at several levels, and bridge the skill gaps that exist in the automotive industry. Through this partnership, Tata Motors also plans to ensure that the organisation is ready for the future.
Through this programme, the employees of Tata Motors will get a chance to achieve their full potential. Not only will it ensure employee engagement, but also make the employees more competent and equipped to compete at the global level.
The B-Tech degree programme will provide the knowledge and skills relevant to the automotive manufacturing industry. Those enrolled will be given technical training via classroom sessions and virtual labs. They will also be given on-the-job training in engineering, manufacturing and customer support facilities in Tata Motors. The three-year long course will comprise seven semesters and will also include periodic assessments. The course will conclude with a six-month long industrial project, following which Nirma University will award a certificate.
“Developing employees is at the core of the company values. We always want our employees to be ahead of the curve. Automotive industry is an ever changing sector. We want our employees to stay ahead of the technological disruption,” says Mukheerjee.
He also adds, “ It also works as an employee engagement and retention tool. Employees tend to stay with the company for a longer period of time when they see that the organisation is investing in their development.”
The tie-up will result in mutually beneficial activities for both the involved entities, ensuring exchange of knowledge and the latest techniques in the industry. Industry leaders will be serving as mentors and guides for various practice sessions.
According to Mr. 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.”
Nirma University, a private university, was set up in 2003 as a statutory university under a special act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly.