Daimler Truck Innovation Center India Pvt. Ltd. (DTICI) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Christ (deemed to be a university) to set up a product orientation facility on their campus to provide hands-on learning and technical knowledge to aspiring students.
As part of the collaboration, DTICI’s product orientation center will provide immersive hands-on experience in assembling and disassembling the trucks to impart practical knowledge about automotive engineering. Students will get an opportunity to understand the major automotive systems in commercial vehicles and their working principles.
With access to free mentoring support, the program will help students with foundational engineering and technology competencies. Students and faculty of Christ University will receive orientation sessions on various components, including design, product engineering, and technical knowledge, for a more enriched learning experience. The facility will impart key skills that are generally not available in the college curriculum but are in high demand in the industry.
Speaking at the occasion, Raghavendra Vaidya, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Daimler Truck Innovation Center India noted, "Our engagement with Christ University is a step forward in industry-academia collaboration that aims to improve the technical education opportunities of students. The pace of change in the auto sector is accelerating and it is important to be aligned with the latest developments. This initiative will help introduce students to practical knowledge of commercial vehicles early in their curriculum, which is usually not the case. It is important for the entire ecosystem, including industry and academia, to work in conjunction to empower our future work force.”
Dr. Iven Jose, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology, Christ (Deemed to be University) University said, “We are delighted to partner with DTICI in empowering the students with technical skills. While theoretical knowledge plays a crucial role in the development of students’ expertise, practical exposure will facilitate a deeper understanding and connection to the industry. Collaborating with DTICI will ensure that students receive hands-on experience in a complex industry like transportation. This initiative will help the next gen to scale themselves to the changing market demands.”