KPIT and NITI Aayog signed SOI for supporting Atal Tinkering Labs to promote innovation among school children
New Delhi & Pune, India, 15 February, 2018: KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in IT consulting and product engineering, announced today that it has signed a two-year Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) to support and mentor select Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) for secondary level school children across the country, under the central government’s flagship program, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Indian schools, universities and industries.
Atal Tinkering Laboratories or ATLs are open-ended workspaces where students can give shape to their ideas through hands-on ‘do-it-yourself’ learning modules and acquire critical skills to innovate with technology. They provide them with opportunities to go beyond the school curriculum, work with tools and equipment to understand concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), including Chemistry, Electronics, Robotics, IoT (Internet of Things), 3D Printing, etc., and improve inventiveness. The labs are equipped with low-cost rapid prototyping tools such as 3D Printers, Robotics, Electronics and Communications kits, and easy-to-learn graphic user systems that assist in creating products and solutions to address everyday problems.
Mr. R. Ramanan, Mission Director, AIM, and Mr. Anup SableCTO, KPIT recently signed the partnership agreement at the NITI Aayog office in New Delhi. Mr. Unnat PanditOperations Head for ATL and Mr. Tushar JuvekarGlobal CSR Head, KPIT were also present on the occasion.
KPIT, which has been working towards bridging the gap between textbook knowledge and practical learning of science with its signature Chhote Scientists program, will along with AIM select Ten ATLs across Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, and the North-Eastern states of the country. It will depute an Innovation Guardian for nurturing the creative talent and innovative mindset of the students and additionally leverage its network of employees and customers to induct volunteers for faster implementation of the program. To augment learning, KPIT will organize workshops, boot camps, innovation contests, and science exhibitions during the course.
Mr. R. RamananMission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog said, “The government’s emphasis is on giving impetus to building a knowledge economy that represents growth led by education, a robust R&D culture, and a fast-evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem. With this partnership, KPIT will enable us to augment our vision of promoting grass-root innovators with a bottom-up approach and set the precedence for greater public-private partnerships in advancing the country’s education system.
Mr. Anup SableChief Technology Officer, KPIT, said, “We are delighted and honored to be given an opportunity by NITI Aayog to contribute towards their goal of fostering a million children in India as technology innovators. In less than a decade India will have the largest population in the world and will need growth accelerators like tinkering labs and incubation centers to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the next generation of our workforce.”
KPIT will also provide two volumes of Chhote Scientists booklets to help over 2500 schools under the ATL initiative to prepare curriculum and teaching aids. It will also provide online teaching aid for execution of the referenced experiments in the booklets for entry-level ATL students. Further, in collaboration with its partner NGO Jnana Prabodhini, KPIT will work on developing an advanced syllabus which will be at the next level to the scientific learning imparted through the Chhote Scientists platform.
In the future, KPIT, in association with the Atal Innovation Mission, will additionally conduct teacher’s training programs for ATLs, apply psychometric tests to measure the improvement in the scientific temperament of students, and potentially come up with quarterly newsletters for all ATL schools.
KPIT and Coventry University collaboration wins “Outstanding Course Team Award” at the Coventry University Excellence Awards 2018
Pune, India & Coventry, UK, July 2, 2018: KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT consulting announced that its Master’s degree programs in Automotive Electronics and Strategic Engineering Management for employees, in collaboration with Coventry University, was honoured with the prestigious award under the category of “Outstanding Course Team” at the Annual Coventry University Excellence Awards. It won the recognition for its unique and trend-setting approach.
The industry-academia collaboration is strategic for both the entities as there is significant overlap in the areas of research and development. As the Automotive industry is going through major changes such as autonomous driving, electrification, cybersecurity, electric vehicle, etc., technology firms need to skill and upgrade their workforce with new-generation engineering capabilities that serve the changing customer landscape.
To navigate the transition and promote employee competence development, KPIT and Coventry University collaborated to introduced two specialized programs – M. Tech in Automotive Electronics and MBA in Strategic Engineering Management- exclusively for KPIT employees in Bangalore and Pune. The two-year programs comprise eight courses and a project, co-created, co-designed, and co-delivered by the faculty members of Coventry University and subject matter experts from KPIT. The courses are practical and application-oriented, flexible, and contemporary while also meeting the highest levels of QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) standards.
While the courses are available at the KPIT campus, there is no deviation in the process, rules, etc., that Coventry University follows for the programs conducted at its institutes.
Prof. KNS Acharya, Vice President – Global Head of Education & Competency Development, Talent Acquisition Group at KPIT, said, “This award is a testimony to KPIT’s commitment to cultivating an environment that enhances learning and development of its employees. The collaboration with Coventry University is enabling our employees in gaining more knowledge about their areas of interest, industry trends, and technology disruptions while also getting an understanding of the business operations in the fast-evolving automotive space. We are honored to receive this award and extend our gratitude to the university and the leadership council, employees, and the learning and development teams of KPIT. It has created a unified platform for academicians and industry leaders for spreading knowledge.”
The Coventry University Excellence Awards recognizes teams who demonstrate exceptional practice and commitment to the University Group. The university received applicants from all its specialization centers including the schools of law, business, healthcare, engineering, architecture, etc. This year’s awards were also part of Coventry University’s 175th anniversary celebrations.
KPIT and Udacity forge partnership for upskilling talent in autonomous vehicle engineering

KPIT is investing in training its employees on Udacity Nanodegree programs, also announces scholarships for Udacity Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree programs

Pune, November 05, 2018 : KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT) and Udacity, the Silicon Valley-based lifelong learning platform, are partnering to upskill and build the engineering talent ecosystem for autonomous technology, including self-driving cars and autonomous flight.

KPIT is a global technology partner to OEMs and Tier1s – helping them accelerate the implementation of next generation vehicle technologies including autonomous driving. The autonomous driving space is witnessing rapid growth with adoption of new technologies and demands new skills. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, deep learning and Big Data are some of the key skills required. KPIT and Udacity partnership accelerates the scalability required in these areas by providing training and competency in AI, Self-Driving Car Engineering, Data Engineering.

Employee Training and upskilling has been a key focus area for KPIT. It has instituted programs like PACE – to bridge industry academia gap in collaboration with universities, GENESIS – to get employees project ready right after induction; HEI – a pioneering Higher education initiative co-created & co-delivered with renowned universities; ECODE KAIZEN – to provide continuous incremental training to make every employee upskill every day. These programs play a key part in developing global scalability for KPIT’s customers.

KPIT and Udacity have forged a strategic partnership that will have KPIT invest in upskilling employees with Udacity courses, which results in industry recognized certification. KPIT has also announced and launched a program for several hundred scholarships for Self-Driving Car Engineering Nanodegree program from Udacity.

“Partnerships with top employers like KPIT Technologies are essential to delivering on our mission to democratize education,” said Sebastian Thrun, Founder & Executive Chairman of Udacity. “Self-driving cars engineering is a field with incredible job opportunities and the power to save lives. KPIT Technologies is bringing greater access to the field in India by supporting skill-based education within and outside the company.” Sebastian added.

Mr. Kishor Patil, Co-founder, CEO & MD, KPIT Technologies, added, “While autonomous systems and self-driving technologies are finding great reception in the US and Europe, their impact on the larger mobility landscape of evolving economies such as India could be even more significant. This association enables us to combine our deep domain knowledge of automotive industry with Udacity’s world-class learning platform to enable our employees with an unparalleled upskilling opportunity. Such collaborations will bring benefits to industry as well students’ community to learn latest technologies. We are also pleased to announce a scholarship program for self-driving car engineering program from Udacity.”

About KPIT Technologies Ltd.

Mobility is going through paradigm shifts led by technology, specially embedded software. Software will help mobility leapfrog towards autonomous, clean, smart and connected future. With a passionate team of 6000+ people focused on mobility across the globe, KPIT specializes in embedded software, AI & digital solutions, enabling our customers accelerate implementation of next generation mobility technologies and our employees to work with the coolest tech and the top brands in the automotive industry. With development centers in Europe, USA, Japan, China and India – KPIT is present where the mobility ecosystem is transforming.

About Udacity

Udacity is a global lifelong learning platform connecting education to jobs and providing students with skills to advance careers. Udacity Nanodegree programs provide credentials earned through a series of online courses and projects in an array of subjects from self-driving car engineering and AI to data science and digital marketing. Udacity collaborates with more than 200 global employer-partners including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to close talent gaps. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, the privately-funded company has operations in India, Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Its investors include Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital. For more information, please visit in.udacity.com.

For details on the Training and Scholarships please visit: https://in.udacity.com/kpit-scholarship