Nirma University has partnered with Tata Motors for the academic programme of BTech in Manufacturing Technology for the employees of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Limited working at the Sanand Plant in Gujarat. The programme aims at enhancing employees’ technical skills and imparting knowledge requisite for the automotive manufacturing industry. The first batch of BTech in Manufacturing Technology has completed three years and is currently undergoing its final semester of the BTech degree.
It was also decided to initiate the said degree programme for the second batch in July 2022. The entrance examination and shortlisting of candidates were completed in May 2022 and 35 candidates were finalised for enrolment in the BTech programme.
The inaugural function was organised on July 19, 2022, in the presence of higher officials from the Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Limited (TMPV), Sanand Plant and the Nirma University. The officials from both organisations along with 35 candidates who have enrolled in the degree programme attended the event.
Dr R N Patel, Director, Institute of Technology, Nirma University (ITNU) welcomed Mr Neeraj Agarwal, Plant Head, TMPV (Sanand) and Dr Y N Trivedi, Head – Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) welcomed Mr Vivek Bindra, Head – Human Resources, TMPV.
Dr Patel gave the welcome address and provided information about the programme BTech in Manufacturing Technology. He appreciated the performance of the 1st batch of the degree programme. He advised students to work hard during their stay of 3.5 years at Nirma University and follow the guideline and academic regulations.
Mr Agarwal appreciated the academic work and teaching-learning process of the Nirma University in his speech. He motivated students by emphasising the importance of regularity during the study. He also advised students to balance study, professional commitments and family life.
Mr Bindra also highlighted the achievement of the 1st batch of students, faculty members and Nirma University for the successful completion of 3 years. He discussed the importance of formal and informal education for knowledge enrichment and in turn its usefulness in their career and professional work.
The programme ended with a thank you note from the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr K M Patel.