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

Industry: Chemicals

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: brnt@bits-pilani.ac.in
Phone: 91-1596-242210
Fax: 91-1596-244183

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