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Tata Motors partners with IIT-B on various engineering education and research collaboration


Mumbai: Bombay and Tata Motors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a technological partnership in areas of mutual benefit and interest. Series of interventions have been identified to cater to a future-ready organization.

Professor Devang V Khakhar, Director, IITB and Mr. Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Motors Ltd. signed a five year MoU with an objective to ensure the engineering needs of the automotive industry of the future. Under this MoU, joint R&D projects will also be undertaken for development of new technologies in various engineering domains.

Speaking on this occasion, Professor Devang V Khakhar, Director, IITB said, "We are excited to partner with Tata Motors in various modes of collaboration. The partnership will enable joint basic research in specific areas which will feed into the future products of Tata Motors as well as advanced training of Tata Motors personnel. The faculty and students will greatly benefit by exposure to current industry practices and be able to create the road map for the future growth of the industry. We look forward to advancing knowledge as well as industry practice through the collaboration."

Speaking on this association, Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Motors said, "With the rapidly changing business landscape, it is imperative for us to foresee and plan a world-class, competent, talented and innovative workforce to retain our competitive edge. By working with an esteemed Institution like IITB, we endeavor to continuously develop engineering skills not only within the company but also that of our academic partners. This partnership is a step in this direction, where we intend bridging the academic excellence with the business know-how from the industry. We are looking forward to pushing the boundaries of collaboration to develop industry-ready resources. This also supports the government's "Make In India program" preparing the Indian industry to compete at a global platform".

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