NIT to drive with TATA Motors for education and research

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The association will enable research in key areas, which will feed into the future products of Tata Motors, as well as allow for advanced training of students to get hands-on experience during live projects. 

Tata Motors and National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli will jointly drive R&D projects for the development of new technologies in various engineering domains.

The association will enable research in key areas, which will feed into the future products of Tata Motors, as well as allow for advanced training of students to get hands-on experience during live projects.

The automobile company and the institute have entered into a formal an agreement and the same shall be valid for five years. An MoU was signed by Gajendra Chandel, chief human resource officer, Tata Motors, and Mini Shaji Thomas, director, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli.

Chandel opines, “With rapid changes in the automotive industry, there are several factors influencing the sector. Digitalisation, sustainability, and efficiency are playing an integral part in the automotive sector. Our multi-dimensional partnership with NIT Tiruchirappalli will help us bridge the gap between academic excellence and business requirements, to create an industry-ready workforce.”

He belives that this MoU will help Tata Motors bolster the competitive edge and develop next-gen engineering skills, not only within the company but also for its academic partners with proficient faculties.

“This is in line with our vision & mission to create a future-ready organisation,” he quips.

Thomas is also of the opinion that such exposure will help the faculty and students align with the latest industry practices and hone their skills in accordance with the evolving requirements of the industry.

“We see the programme as an opportunity for us to develop a talent pool that would have an edge—equipped with advanced knowledge— and be ready to join the workforce,” he said.

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