SRMIST, Renault Nissan Tech. ink pact for partnership in technology, education

By admin Mar6,2024

SRM Institute of Science and Technology– India’s premier higher education
institution in engineering, technology, management, law, arts and science, and
global automobile major Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India
(Renault Nissan Tech.) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on
The partnership will pave the way for driving advancements in automobile
technology and education, while serving as a platform for innovation in research
and developing skilled talent.
As a part of the pact, Renault Nissan Tech. also handed over a car to SRM’s Fab
Lab, giving students an opportunity to test and develop products directly on the
vehicle, paving the way for researchers to explore and arrive at sustainable
mobility solutions.
Sharing his views, Mr. Philippe Pelletier, Vice President, Human Resources,
Renault Group, said the partnership between industry and academia was
paramount for nurturing talent, advancing skills, and conducting research in
automotive technology and education. “Our shared vision will facilitate this
journey towards developing innovative, cutting-edge solutions and exchanging
knowledge, paving the way for excellence that will shape the future of the
industry. Our partnership with SRMIST is a testimony of this collaboration.”

Mr. Shantanu Patil, Director, Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
SRMIST, said the primary focus of the MoU would be to develop cooperation
between two organisations in the area of electric mobility, Centre for Emerging
Technology, and the Automotive Department to bring together the demands of
the industry and have the same developed through skills of researchers and
students. “They (Renault Nissan Tech.) are also looking to come here as
‘professors of practice’ to introduce new courses and also have our faculty as
part of immersion programmes so that faculty can go there and work, as part of
SRMIST’s academic programmes,” he said.
Mr. Patil also said that Renault had also donated a car to DEI’s Fab Lab and the
idea behind this was to give opportunities for students to test and develop
products directly on the car to help them understand industry needs better,
giving them a chance to develop solutions specifically for their cars.
Some of the key features of the MoU would be to engage in collaborative
projects that leverage the strengths of SRMIST and Renault Nissan Tech. to
address industry challenges and contribute to academic research, align academic
programmes with industry needs to enhance skills and employability of
graduates. It will create chances for students to gain real-world experience
through internships, training sessions and workshops will keep SRMIST faculty
and Renault Nissan Tech.staff updated with the latest global trends and
Dr. S.Ponnusamy, Registrar, Ms. Eva James, Vice President, Global Service
Delivery, Renault Nissan Tech., and Mr. Senthil Kumar Ramakrishnan, Deputy
Vice President, Renault Nissan Tech. among others were also present on the

MoU: Mr. Philippe Pelletier, Vice President, Human Resources, Renault Group,
and Dr. S.Ponnusamy, Registrar, SRMIST, on Wednesday, signed a
Memorandum of Understanding as part of measures for greater collaboration
and research in sustainable mobility solutions, and training of students and
faculty, and staff of Renault Nissan Tech.
CAR: Mr. Philippe Pelletier, Vice President, Human Resources, Renault Group,
handing over the keys of a Renault Nissan car to Dr. S.Ponnusamy, Registrar,
SRMIST, at DEI’s Fab Lab on Wednesday. This would give students an
opportunity to test and develop products on the vehicle as part of collaborative
work on sustainable mobility solutions.

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