Volvo Group India Signs MoUs With Three Major Universities

Mobility Outlook Bureau
07 Jun 2024
05:51 PM
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These collaborations will launch mentorship programmes for postgraduate students in mechanical, electrical, electronics, and computer science disciplines.


In a bid to enhance industry readiness and strengthen industry-academia engagement, Volvo Group India has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with three prominent universities: Manipal University, KIIT University, and SRM University.

These collaborations will introduce mentorship programmes for postgraduates in mechanical, electrical, electronics, and computer science streams. Students will also gain access to internship opportunities and pre-placement offers, crucial for nurturing top talent in automotive engineering.

Central to this collaboration is a two-semester credit programme focusing on industry-specific subjects conducted by the universities to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of automotive engineering. Volvo Group will actively support this initiative by training faculty members, facilitating industry-specific sessions with professionals, providing relevant use-cases and problem statements, conducting guest lectures, and offering educational assistance. Additionally, Volvo Group will provide scholarships for female students, promoting diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry.

The MoU signings were graced by Kamal Bali, President and Managing Director of Volvo Group India Private Limited, alongside university dignitaries, including Dr Abhishek Ray, Dean of KIIT University, Commander, Anil Rana, Director of Manipal University, Dr M S Vivekanandan, Director of Corporate Relations and Career Services at SRM University, Dr Maheshwar Dwivedy, Associate Dean of Academia-Industry Relations and Professional Internships at SRM University, Dr N Venkata Sastry, Director of Career Centre at SRM University, and Dr Priyadarshi Biswal, Dean of KIIT Industry.

Speaking at the occasion, Kamal Bali, President & MD of Volvo Group India, said, “We firmly believe in the strength of collaboration. Our partnership with these esteemed universities is a significant move towards enabling the next generation of engineers. We are eager to nurture these bright minds, equip them with practical, industry-specific skills, and guide them towards becoming future leaders of the automotive sector. This collaboration is part of our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering innovation in the automotive industry. It’s also about equipping engineers with the required skills and opportunities for a thriving career in the automotive sector.”

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