Tata Motors enters into a long term partnership with Symbiosis International, Pune, India


Pune: Tata Motors has entered into a long-term partnership with Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune through an MoU, to develop talent at multiple levels in the organization and help provide avenues for collaborative research, content development and knowledge exchange between industry and academia. The MoU has been signed for 6 years in the presence of Mr. Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Motors and Dr.S.B.Mujumdar, the Chancellor;  Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, the Pro-Chancellor; Dr.M.S.Shejul, the Registrar; and Dr.Seema Singh, Director, SCCE of Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

In order to help employees to strengthen their managerial capabilities to be future-ready, an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (EPGDBM) for the employees of Tata Motors is the first step taken by both entities in this long-term partnership. Sponsored by Tata Motors, this program will provide an opportunity to Tata Motors’ employees to upgrade their knowledge and business acumen while still being at work.

Speaking on this associationMr. Gajendra ChandelChief Human Resources Officer, Tata Motors, said, “Business landscape has become very dynamic in the current age that’s shaping and being shaped more and more by technology and social media. Hence, it is important for us to prepare a world-class, competent, strategic yet flexible mindset and innovative Managerial talent to lead this change. This partnership with Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is envisaged as mutually rewarding that will help us not only push the boundaries of learning for our Managers but also build case studies and related teaching capabilities. When industry and academia work in tandem to push the frontiers of knowledge coupled with real-time applications, they become a powerful engine for innovation and value creation leading to higher economic growth. We are simultaneously gearing up to roll-out more such collaborative tie-ups with Academia to develop industry-ready resources.”

Speaking on this occasion, Dr.Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro-Chancellor,  Symbiosis International (Deemed University), said, “We are excited and privileged to partner with Tata Motors on areas of mutual interest, one of them being, developing an Executive Post Graduate Management Program. This course will witness thought leaders from both academia and industry and their expertise will give participants exposure to sound management fundamentals while helping faculty with current industry practices and a roadmap of the future growth of the industry. Through this program, we wish to create a talent pool which is ahead of the curve and ready for this ever-changing Indian and global markets”

Recognizing the scope to strengthen its talent base, this partnership will provide an opportunity to Tata Motors’ employees to further develop their management skills. It will help the company to build its functional expertise and provide developmental opportunities for its employees.

Symbiosis is an educational institution established by Dr. S B Mujumdar in 1971 to promote international understanding through quality education. Today, it comprises of 55 institutions, 31 of which are under the ambit of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). These institutions offer programmes in Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Biological Sciences, Media Communication  & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering.  Symbiosis has over 36,000 students from all States of India and over 85 countries across the globe.  Symbiosis epitomizes the motto of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – the world is one family. Recently, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has been ranked amongst the top 250 Universities in Asia and top 150 in BRICS by QS World University ranking agency.