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Auto Companies, Educational Institutes Come Together For Knowledge Sharing

The main motive behind these partnerships is to industry ready the youth by giving exposure to latest technology.


Year 2017 saw a number of automobile companies joining hands with educational institutions for knowledge sharing. The main motive behind these partnerships is to industry ready the youth by giving exposure to latest technology.

Below are some of the partnerships signed between automobile companies and educational institutions.

Ashok Leyland - IIT Madras

Ashok Leyland and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), on 19 August, for Ashok Leyland to sponsor the Centre of Battery Engineering (CoBE) at IIT Madras. Ashok Leyland will provide a funding of Rs 1.5 crore over a 5-year period to CoBE at IIT-Madras. CoBE will play a larger role of coordinating synergy among various industry partners to develop a holistic cooperation model across entire value chain of electric vehicle batteries.

Hyundai Motor India

In order to expose trade students to modern automobile technologies thereby increasing the opportunities of employability and career prospects, Hyundai Motor India has tied up with four educational institutions in 2017. The institutions are SGM Government Polytechnic College-Hyderabad, Excel Polytechnic College-Namakkal, Dr Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College-Kolkata, and Pusa Institute of Technology-New Delhi. The programme will benefit polytechnic colleges in creating skillful professionals for the Indian automotive service industry.

Mercedes-Benz India - GB Pant Institute of Technology

Mercedes-Benz India, on 25 October, signed a MoU with GB Pant Institute of Technology to run the one-year Advance Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) with the aim to educate the Delhi youth with the latest technology and make them employable.

Tata Motors - Symbiosis International, Pune

Recently on 20 December, Tata Motors entered into a long-term partnership with Symbiosis International, Pune through a MoU, to develop talent at multiple levels in the organization and help provide avenues for collaborative research, content development and knowledge exchange between industry and academia.

Tata Motors - Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)

Tata Motors, on 7 December, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, for the introduction of innovative programs in education and research. The MoU has been signed for a period of five years, under which joint R&D projects will also be undertaken towards the development of new technologies in various engineering domains.

India Yamaha Motor 

To establish a Yamaha Training School in college premises, India Yamaha Motor has signed MoUs with Government Polytechnic-Kolhapur, Konghu Velalar Polytechnic College-Erode, HIET Group of Institutes-Kangra, VPMP Polytechnic-Gandhinagar, Government Polytechnic-Pune, Don Bosco Private Industrial Training Institute-Kokar, Al-Kabir Polytechnic-Jamshedpur, and St Soldier Group of Institutions-Jalandhar. These initiatives is to promote and encourage relatively indigent youngsters to acquire technical knowledge and expertise, thereby supporting them to secure employment at Yamaha dealerships.

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