India, in collaboration with the Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP)
Division of BITS Pilani, is fostering a culture of continuous learning and
upskilling amongst employees through bespoke learning programmes.
by Cummins India, the B.Tech and M.Tech programmes empower the entry-level
associates and shop floor employees with professional degrees, new-age power
skills and industry knowledge to create a strong foundation in their career
partnership initiated in August 2017 with a pilot batch of 40 employees of
Cummins India getting enrolled in the B.Tech programme. Since then, two batches
comprising of 85 employees have successfully graduated with B.Tech and M.Tech
degrees. The employees enrolled in both programmes are a diversified group
selected from critical functions like manufacturing, engineering, purchasing,
quality, marketing, and supply chain.
Pilani’s WILP is a coveted programme at Cummins India as it enables employees
to fulfil their dream of acquiring an engineering degree from one of the top
institutes in India without taking a career break. The programme also provides
exposure and visibility that adds immense value to their personal and
professional development. BITS Pilani WILP has equipped over 1,00,000 working
professionals with career-advancing skills in industries such as IT & ITES,
Automotive, Manufacturing, Pharma, Chemicals, Metals and Mining.
about the partnership and underlining the significance of continuous learning
and upskilling, Anupama Kaul, Human Resources Leader, Cummins India, said, “In
line with our ‘Hire to Develop’ philosophy, and to make Cummins a true learning
organization, we continuously invest in the development of our employees in
various ways. One of many such interventions is our investment in Sponsored
Education Programmes for our employees that include flexible options to
continue formal education. We cherish and take pride in our collaboration with
BITS Pilani for its unique Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILPs) designed
to provide a holistic learning experience to our employees. Our employees
immensely value and have tremendously benefitted from these learning
G. Sundar, Director Off-Campus Programmes & Industry Engagement, BITS
Pilani, said, “We are proud and pleased at the same time to be collaborating
with one of the leading manufacturing companies, Cummins India. We at BITS Pilani
WILP constantly strive to build and offer programmes with curricula that are
well suited to enhance the technical competencies required for organizations in
various sectors, and in so doing, transform working professionals in a way that
will facilitate their individual career growth without taking a sabbatical.”
work integrated programme structure and flexibility to customize the curriculum
to suit Cummins India’s learning needs is the primary foundation of the
partnership with BITS Pilani WILP. BITS Pilani WILP has been a pioneer in the
field of Work Integrated Learning Programmes and comes with a legacy of over
four decades. They are reflected clearly in the content, delivery,
infrastructure, interactions, and every element of the programme and the
overall execution, right from the very first orientation session until
graduation. BITS Pilani WILP has been at the forefront of empowering and
mentoring India's working professionals through multiple initiatives.
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