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VECV Inaugurates the NIE-Eicher Center for Automobile Technology Print E-mail
Written by James   
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
Mysore: Eicher Trucks and Buses, a business area of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV), formerly ceremonised the opening of the NIE-Eicher Center for Automobile Technology – collaboration between VECV and the  National  Institute  of  Engineering,  Mysore  (NIE).  
Inaugurating  the  Center,  Vinod  Aggarwal,  CEO  (designate),  VECV,  said,  "Low  availability  of skilled  manpower  is  one  of  the  key  areas  of  concern  for  the  automotive  sector. There  is  a significant gap compared to industry needs and the problem is bound to aggravate with the entry of many more manufacturers, more number of new products being introduced and the inclusion of  sophisticated,  contemporary  technology."

"The  Automotive  Mission  Plan  envisages  a requirement of an additional 25 million people in India’s automotive industry by 2016.  Industry-Institution  tie  up  is  essential  to  bridge  this  skill‐gap.  Recognizing  this,  VECV  is  tying  up  with leading institutions across the country to teach students the latest in automotive technologies," he added. 
“The  NIE-Eicher  Centre  for  Automobile  Technology  will  offer  a  PG  diploma  in  automobile engineering.  The  syllabi  and  the  curriculum  will  be  worked  out  by  Institution  and  Industry experts.  Hands-on,  operational  training  will  set  the  tone  of  these  courses.  Experts  from manufacturing,  product  development,  quality  assurance,  supply  chain management, customer service  management  etc,  drawn  from  various  auto  manufacturers  will  form  the  faculty.  On completing their courses, the students will be given the opportunity to join VECV’s manufacturing plants  or  dealer  networks.  They  will  also  be  free  to  exercise  the  option  of  joining  any  other automotive company of their choosing.” 
The Automotive Technology Fair 2010 was inaugurated by Ashok Rao, President and Whole time Director, Automotive Axles Limited. The Theme of this exhibition is 'Emerging Technologies in Commercial Vehicles - Trucks and Buses'. On exhibit at the fair are Eicher’s truck and bus range as well as products from other participating companies like Bosch, JK Tyres, Apollo Tyres, Wabco, Meritor, Indian Oil Corporation, Brakes India, Turbo Energy, Automotive Axles and Exide amongst others. There will be CEO round‐tables and technical seminars spread over three days of activity; providing insights  into the Indian  automotive industry and  a  depth of  automotive technology information. The fair will also be an opportunity to meet up with several Auto Industry veterans.
The automotive industry is one of the key drivers of India’s economy.  It contributes 5% of the GDP. It is expected that the automotive Industry in India would be the 7th largest world‐wide by the year 2016.

The  inauguration  was  followed  by  the opening  ceremony  of  the  Automotive  Technology  Fair  2010,  which  is  being  held  within  the premises of NIE.

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