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NIT, Tata Motors ink pact for research programmes

National Institute of Technology (NIT), a joint and co-operative venture of the Centre and the Tamil Nadu Government, entered into an agreement with Tata Motors for the introduction of innovative programmes in education and research.

NIT, Tata Motors ink pact for research programmes


Taking their first step towards a long journey of technological collaboration, both entities will be working in areas of mutual interest, with an aim to meet the future engineering needs of the academia and industry. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) envisages joint R&D projects over a period of five years for the development of new technologies in various engineering domains. The main objective of this MOU is to promote interaction between NIT Trichy and Tata Motors in mutually beneficial areas. 

Professor Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT Trichy, said, “This association will enable joint research in key areas, which will find a place in the future products of Tata Motors, as well as allow for advanced training of students to get hands-on experience in the current projects of Tata Motors.” 

The exposure would help the faculty and students orient themselves towards the latest practices of the automobile industry and hone their skills in accordance with the evolving requirements of the industry. 

“We see this as an opportunity for us to develop a talent pool among the students of NIT, that would have the edge over others in terms of acquisition of advanced knowledge and be industry-ready,” she added. 

Gajendra Chandel, Chief HR Officer, Tata Motors, said, “Through this MoU, we intend to have a multi-dimensional partnership with NIT-Trichy, which will help us bolster our competitive edge and develop next-gen engineering skills, not only within the company but also that of our academic partners with proficient faculty, in line with our vision and mission to create a future-ready organisation.” 

“This partnership will help us bridge the gap between academic excellence and business requirements, to create an industry-ready workforce,” he said adding “this initiative also supports the Government’s ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Start-up India’ programmes, preparing the Indian industry to compete at a global platform.”

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