Tata Chemicals and Birla Institute Pilani Rajasthan sign MoU for HRD
Released on: February 5, 2008, 2:17 am
Press Release Author: Dr BR Natarajan
Press Release Summary: In India today, this tie-up of BITS Pilani with motto Knowledge is Power Supreme and Tata Chemicals 'The Company that Cares' is yet another milestone in Industry University Collaborations.
Press Release Body: Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani Rajasthan is a Deemed University (established under section 3 of the UGC Act. 1956 under notification no. F.12-23/63.U-2 dated 18th June, 1964) running educational programmes both on-campus as well as off-campus, offering degrees at all three-tiers, namely, Integrated First Degree, Higher Degree and Ph.D.
Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), having its registered office at Bombay House, 24, Homi Modi Street, Mumbai 400 001, is India\'s leading manufacturer of inorganic chemicals. It also manufactures fertilisers and food additives. Incorporated in 1939, the company has an annual turnover of over Rs 5,800 crore and is part of the $ 28.8 billion Tata Group, India\'s foremost business conglomerate. TCL commissioned its fertiliser division in December 1994, in Babrala in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The complex manufactures urea, a widely used chemical fertiliser, and has an installed capacity of 8,64,600 tonnes per year, which constitutes nearly 12 per cent of the total urea produced by the country\'s private sector. The complex also houses an ammonia plant with a capacity of 1,520 tonnes per day.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BITS and TCL Babrala was signed on Saturday, February 02, 2008 at Noida with the objective of fostering collaboration between the two institutions to promote academic and research interactions for Industry-centric knowledge and skill upgradation. The MoU was signed by Prof L K Maheshwari Vice Chancellor on behalf of BITS Pilani and Mr Kapil Mehan, Executive Vice President on behalf of TCL.
BITS would operate an off-campus centre at Babrala and run educational programs to meet the human resources development needs of TCL leading to specific degrees of BITS through its Off-Campus Distance Learning & Collaborative Programs. These programs will have the same rigour and standards as those offered on-campus, and will be equivalent to the corresponding degrees offered on-campus.
The educational programmes conducted under this collaborative arrangement will offer the employees of TCL an opportunity to enhance their academic qualification and synergize theory and practice on a sustained basis so as to be multi-skilled with exposure to upcoming technological areas thus enabling them to appreciate key management concepts and participate better in organizational initiatives, improve their perspective, and provide meaningful insights.
About BITS Pilani: BITS Pilani is one among the top ranking universities in India today offering degrees in various branches of Engineering, Management, Economics, Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, General Studies, Finance, etc presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus.
Web Site: http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in
Contact Details: Dr BR Natarajan Professor & Dean BITS Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 91-1596-242210 Fax: 91-1596-244183