S N Subrahmanyan, CEO & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro Group, visited the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) on 27 June, 2022 and initiated discussions with Dr V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras for a partnership between L&T EduTech, the edtech wing of Larsen & Toubro Group, and IIT Madras aiming to upskill future talent across India by providing educational and training programmes that focus on the latest industry trends and technologies.
In continuation to the meeting, IIT-Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation (hosted by IITM) signed an MoU with L&T EduTech on 08 April, 2023 to offer industry skilling programmes to engineering and science students and professionals across India. The partnership aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry by bringing together the best faculty from various engineering and science departments, along with the industry expertise of L&T EduTech. The customised programmes will help professionals upskill and progress in their careers.
According to Sabyasachi Das, CEO, L&T EduTech, the partnership will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle real-life challenges and make them more employable. M F Febin, Head, CollegeConnect, L&T EduTech, emphasised the need for multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills, and the importance of curating content from all relevant engineering departments to present a holistic view to the training participants.
Dr V Kamakoti and Dr M J Shankar Raman, CEO, IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation, highlighted the long-standing relationship between IIT Madras and L&T, and the partnership’s extension to other areas of engineering. The Digital Skills Academy, led by Prof Mangal Sunder, will implement this partnership, focusing on industry skilling through world-class facilities to enable talent for jobs.
This collaboration may involve joint research initiatives, the development of educational content and conducting of international conferences, webinars and training programs that leverage the expertise of both organisations. The partnership may also help to promote the sharing of knowledge and resources between academia and industry, leading to the development of a skilled workforce that can meet the demands of the rapidly changing technological landscape.