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SAIL signs MoU with BITS, Pilani

The public sector Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, here today to foster collaboration between the two institutions.


A press release from SAIL said the MoU, which focuses on strengthening industry-academic interface, will promote academic and research interactions.


It was signed by Mr S P Patnaik, Executive Director (HRD), Management Training Institute, SAIL and Prof G Sundar, Dean, Practice School Division, BITS in the presence of SAIL Director (Personnel) G Ojha.


Under the MoU, SAIL will provide opportunities for students of BITS from its various campuses to gain practical knowledge through on-the-job exposure and real-life problems being faced at the workplace in the form of projects which add value to their learning requirements.


On its part, BITSwill help in providing SAIL employees opportunities to upgrade their educational base by offering customised programmes in disciplines that are most relevant to SAIL through Work Integrated Learning Programmes.


BITS will also provide faculty support to SAIL in developing the knowledge base of its employees by offering short-term programmes that will enable strong foundations for imbibing new technologies in these areas.


In addition, BITS will invite experts in SAIL to share their experiences with the students of BITS' regular as well as executive programmes.


SAIL's Management Training Institute (MTI) had earlier entered into MoUs with the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad and Indore, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, the Indian School of Mines University (ISMU) in Dhanbad, SKF Bearings Ltd, Siemens Ltd and Bosch Rexroth.


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