Surat, India – ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), a joint venture between two of the world’s leading steel companies - ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, a leading premier educational institute, to provide a sponsored B.Tech. Process Engineering degree through Work Integrated Learning Programme without a career break. The higher education program, facilitated through digital infrastructure over three and half years, will help strengthen the technical foundation of employees and build a sound knowledge base, preparing them to work more efficiently through this unique skill upgradation opportunity.
The course is divided into seven semesters and will be conducted digitally by the BITS, Pilani faculty. The course offers enlisted employees easy access to the institute’s online state-of-the-art laboratories and libraries as well as to a plethora of recorded lectures on all relevant subjects. One semester would be dedicated to practical learning through projects, as part of the course. It has been designed and implemented by AM/NS India to further consolidate the technical foundation & competencies of its engineers, ensuring seamless operations of its manufacturing plants.
In this backdrop, Anil Matoo, Chief People Officer, AM/NS India said, “In our quest for creating smarter steel, learning is an endless journey. Our employees are our most valuable asset and we continuously strive to enhance our employees’ competency levels through various learning initiatives. We are proud to have partnered with BITS Pilani as they are amongst one of the best technical education institutes in the country. We are confident that this programme will help build a strong knowledge base and confidence in our young and aspiring engineers and help them face challenging assignments as they grow with AM/NS India.”
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