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Maruti Suzuki, Savitribai Phule Pune University tie-up to train youth in automobile retail

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 27, 2021

The curriculum would comprise a one-year classroom followed by two-year on-the-job training at its authorised dealerships.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced a partnership with Maharashtra’s Savitribai Phule Pune University to train youth in automobile retail. The aim is to offer a customised three years “Bachelor of Vocational Studies in Retail Management” course to students, the company said on Tuesday

The three-year curriculum will comprise one-year classroom training followed by two-year on-the-job training at Maruti Suzuki authorised dealerships.

The MoU between Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Savitribai Phule Pune University was signed by Manoj Agrawal, Executive Vice President, Training Academy, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, and Nitin Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

“One of the key challenges faced by the automobile industry currently is the skill gap and non-availability of trained personnel. This association with Savitribai Phule Pune University will help students who aspire for career options in the automobile retail sector. The mandatory 24-month on-the-job training will provide in-depth knowledge to students and make them industry-ready. We are confident that with this specially curated course, we will see an upsurge of skilled professionals in the industry, to provide high-quality customer service,” said Manoj Agrawal, Executive Vice President, Training Academy, Maruti Suzuki India Limited.

Curriculum

The curriculum for “Bachelor of Vocational Studies in Retail Management” is developed by Maruti Suzuki and Savitribai Phule Pune University with an enhanced focus on value education, work ethics, soft skills, and learning Indian, and Japanese work culture. Special sessions on the automobile industry and its best practices will be imparted by industry experts as part of the course. The first batch of 80 students will commence the academic year 2021-22 from August 2021. The course is based on the concept of ‘Earn while you Learn’ where students will receive a stipend during their on-the-job training.

“With the strong commitment to provide quality education and skill-based training, we have initiated the Bachelor of Vocational Studies in Retail Management program in collaboration with Maruti Suzuki India Limited. This industry integrated program will provide theoretical as well as practical knowledge to students with regular industry interaction and on-the-job training. The course will allow the students to build a promising career in automobile sales in India,” said Nitin Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Published on July 27, 2021

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