Engineering services and manufacturing enterprise IT services provider Tata Technologies today said it had signed a memorandum of gareement with Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, to design and implement specialised educational programmes for skill development of engineering professionals, students and faculty.
Tata Technologies would support existing BITS industry interface programs such as Practice School I & II for internships and industry immersion for faculty refreshers.
BITS would run specialised programmes created with expert industry perspective and inputs from Tata Technologies; leading to specific degrees of BITS through its off-campus Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP).
''Industry relevant education, in close collaboration with industry, has been a cornerstone of the educational philosophy of BITS Pilani for the last four decades," said, Prof. G Sundar, senior professor, chemistry, deputy director, off-campus programmes, BITS Pilani.
As the first step, a select group of employees from Tata Technologies will undergo a specially designed masters program (MS) in automotive engineering from BITS.
The employees enrolled in this programme will attend classes online through virtual classrooms without being dislocated from their work environment. The first batch will start in August 2013.
Gopinath Jayaraj, president, global delivery, Tata Technologies said, ''The engineering services industry has tremendous potential and there is a huge demand for top class, trained and experienced engineering talent across the globe. We are confident that our deep engineering & design, PLM and manufacturing IT domain knowledge combined with BITS Pilani's renowned professional educational framework & methodology will help us develop industry-aligned programs that will significantly benefit students and the industry.''
Tata Technologies, founded in 1989, enables ambitious manufacturing companies to design and build better products through engineering services outsourcing and the application of information technology to product development and manufacturing enterprise processes.