SKF India Concludes First Edition of ‘Work Integrated Learning Programme’ at BITS Pilani

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 28 Apr 2016

SKF India in association with BITS Pilani offers work integrated learning programs to selected employees

SKF India associates with Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, to offer WILP (Work integrated learning programmes) to their employees. Today, the first batch of WILP candidates from SKFwas awarded the Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Design Engineering by BITS Pilani.

WILP offers a unique opportunity to develop employees and build capability as an organization. SKF’s strength lies in being a solution provider anchored by the Knowledge of its talent.WILP offers a unique opportunity to SKF employed professionals to enhance their academic and technical qualification in various Engineering domains while empowering them to gain significant professional experience at SKF India. The curriculum is spread across 3 semesters of coursework through a set of 12 courses followed by a dissertation in the final semester. The instructions were given through online lectures and contact sessions at the industry premises.

Anjali Byce, Director-Human Resources, highlights the importance of individual development and growth, “Our Employees are our competitive advantage. We value their talent and strive to tap every avenue that enables their continual development. In the current VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment, it is agility of thought and action that provides the much-needed stability and innovation to grow ahead of the market. Programs like WILP empower our employees to equip themselves to operate at their best potential. Growth (both of the business and individual) is but a natural outcome”.

SKF India believes in building strategic and long-term partnerships with academia like BITS Pilani. They provide meaningful and exciting careers, a caring work environment and flexibility to their employees to simultaneously gain technical knowledge on the job.
SKF India provided the necessary infrastructural facilities and logistical support required for the smooth and effective conduct of the educational programme.

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2014 were SEK 70 975 million and the number of employees was 48 593.

SKF Group started trading operations in India in Kolkata in 1923 and since then the Group's operations have been consolidated into SKF India Limited. SKF India also has an associate company called SKF Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd providing Sealing Solutions and Industrial Bearings. The company has a total of 6 manufacturing plants in Pune, Bangalore, Mysore, Ahmedabad and Haridwar.

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