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Gopinath Jayaraj (left) of Tata Technologies and Prof G Sundar of BITS Pilani, after signing the MoU for engineering skills development, July 15 2013
 
 
Tata Tech to help BITS Pilani with special engineering skill development

Pune, July 16, 2013: Engineering services and manufacturing IT player, Tata Technologies, is to design and implement specialized educational programmes for skill development of engineering professionals, students and faculty for or the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), in Pilani, Rajasthan state.
Tata Technologies will support existing BITS industry interface programmes such as Practice School I & II for internships and Industry Immersion for faculty refreshers and help it run specialized programmes created with expert industry perspective leading to specific degrees of BITS through its off-campus Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP).
Says Prof. G Sundar, Senior Professor, Chemistry, Deputy Director, Off-Campus Programmes, BITS Pilani: “Industry relevant education, in close collaboration with industry, has been a cornerstone of the educational philosophy of BITS Pilani for the last four decades. I am confident that the exciting multidimensional engagement that we are entering into with Tata Technologies will grow in strength, and prove mutually beneficial.”

Adds Gopinath Jayaraj, President, Global Delivery, Tata Technologies: “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.”
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. www.tatatechnologies.com  
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is an all India institution declared a deemed to be University established under Section 3 of UGC Act. Its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai provide students an all-round experience while gaining knowledge in a learning environment. BITS offer programs in First Degree, Higher Degree and Doctoral levels in various disciplines of Science, Technology, Pharmacy and Management.