New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli on Thursday signed a pact with Tata Motors to jointly work on research projects with an aim to cater to the "future engineering needs of the industry and academia".
"The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for a period of five years, under which joint Research and Development projects will be undertaken towards the development of new technologies in various engineering domains," Tata Motors said in a statement.
"The association will enable joint 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," Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, was quoted in the statement.
The motor giant saw in the partnership an opportunity to capitalise on the young engineers' skills to get a competitive edge, the statement added.
"This MoU 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 faculties, in line with our vision and mission to create a future ready organisation," said Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Motors Ltd.