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Indian Rlys Vadodara varsity ink MoU with Airbus for aerospace teaching, research

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New Delhi: Indian Railways’ Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) Vadodara and Airbus have entered a collaboration to significantly strengthen the Indian aviation sector

An MoU was signed at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi, between Rémi Maillard, president and MD of AIRBUS India and South Asia, and Prof. Manoj Choudhary, Vice-Chancellor of Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology (IT), who is also the First Chancellor of Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya.

Airbus and Tata recently announced a partnership to design, innovate, make, manufacture and develop a C295 aircraft facility in Vadodara. Airbus is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft and a leading producer of helicopters, defence and space equipment.

Speaking on the occasion, Vaishnaw said, “GSV will focus on intense industry-academia partnerships. All its courses will be designed in collaboration with industry. The students who study at GSV will be industry-ready. They will be highly sought after for employment in the transportation and logistics sectors. Today’s MoU with Airbus is a significant step in achieving this goal.”

This industry-academic partnership will enable co-development and co-delivery of sector-relevant skilling courses and programs for regular students and working professionals, joint research and industry experiences for faculty, internships and placements for students and scholarship programs. It will create job opportunities for students as per the industry requirements. It is expected that 15,000 students are likely to be placed in Airbus Indian operations.

“As a company that is committed to developing the aerospace ecosystem in India, we realise our responsibility to invest in human capital development. The partnership with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya will develop a strong pipeline of skilled workforce in the country that will be future-ready to serve its fast-growing aerospace sector,” Maillard said.

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