VECV partners with IIT Indore for tech development

Indore, 7th August 2023

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Indore (IITI). The MoU is for a period of five years. This partnership will facilitate the exchange of scientific information between VECV and IIT Indore. It will open channels for the development of competencies required for the rapidly modernizing automotive and its future talent requirements. This partnership will facilitate VECV employees to acquire MTech, MS(R), and Ph.D. degrees from IIT Indore.

The MoU signed by Prof. Suhas S. Joshi, Director, IIT Indore and Mr. Rajinder Singh Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles.

Outcome of MoU

As part of the MTech program, VECV employees will required to pursue online coursework in the first year. Under this program, the project work in the 2nd year can be at VECV’s Pithampur and Bhopal Plants or at IIT Indore. This will be taken up under the guidance of the assigned thesis supervisor(s) of IIT Indore. 

Views on Partnership

Mr. Rajinder Singh Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles, said, “This is a VECV-sponsored program for its employees. We will have a stringent internal selection process. We hope to have an exchange of about 100 students and employees, in a time frame of five years. It will enhance collaboration in research and academics in the areas of mutual interest.”

Prof. Joshi, said, “This cooperation will cover joint research, scientific mobility, exchange of scientific and technical information, exploitation of research results and transfer of technology. It will help in the training of VECV employees and internship of students from IIT Indore. We will have workshops, research and consultancy projects.”

Partnerships between corporates and academic institutions have the potential to produce cutting-edge technology. They are are affordable and can support the Make in India effort. This MoU between IIT Indore and VECV can make Indore, one of India’s leading R&D centre.

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