Thapar students got shot in the arm; MG Motor India presents “Gloster” to engineering students
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
MG (Morris Garages) Motor India presents Gloster to Thapar Institute, Patiala,to foster skill development and bridge the gap between academia and industry. The initiative is aligned with the MG Nurture programme and in accordance with MG’s goal of CASE(Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility. This will foster student skill development and prepare them for better employment opportunities.
Pankaj Parker, MG Motor India, said, “We are delighted to partner with Thapar Institute to ensure the current generation’s skill development in the mobility segment. We feel this initiative will add value to help children become technologically savvy for the auto-tech industry and prepare them for future job opportunities.”
Speaking about the partnership with MG Motor India,the Director of Thapar Institutesaid, “We are honoured by the kind gesture of MG Motor, which will add advanced vehicular technology as a skillset for our Engineering students. This will help to make students job-ready and prepare them for better industry prospects. The learning and hands-on experience of cutting-edge technologies will make our students competent professionals as we envisage”.
The partnership will introduce students to vehicular systems and help them understand how to perform primary inspection procedures on cars. It will empower students with hands-on research on various electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems of technologically advanced vehicles. Students will study various parts, technology, and systems, including vehicle chassis and structure, gearbox, brakes, wheel and tyre assembly, vehicle lighting system, clutches, and much more. They will also get an opportunity to learn about the car’s aesthetic and interior design aspects by dismantling and assembling the vehicle, allowing them to design different components as a part of their assignments. Moreover, students will get a deep insight into the twin-turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine and Level 1 Advanced Driver Assistance System, key highlights of Gloster. This will enhance their future employability and make them industry ready for MG or any other automotive brand. This is a step towards experiential learning for the budding engineers of Thapar Institute.
About MG Motor India
Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand. MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic, and innovative brand over the last 98 years. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, has an annual production capacity of 80,000 vehicles and employs nearly 2,500 workers. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has augmented across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment today. It has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India, including India’s first Internet SUV – MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster and MG Astor- India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and Autonomous (Level 2) technology.
About Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
The Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) is one of India’s oldest and finest educational institutions, providing a steady source of highly skilled talent to the nation and overseas. Founded in 1956 with a campus spread across sprawling 250 acres, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, located in Patiala, has been a pioneer in engineering education, research and innovation. Our community involves ingenious mind solvers who are eager to make the world a better place to live in with their innovative techniques and discoveries.
Rated amongst the top-ranked innovation-driven private universities and technical institutes in the country, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology has been accredited with an ‘A+’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). We constantly evolve our teaching methods and provide quality education to our students, whom we see as unique individuals with different interests and aspirations. We keep the quality of our curriculum, faculty and infrastructure unparalleled and believe in encouraging thousands of young minds to excel in India and abroad. Our alumni have stood out in varied fields such as business and industry, administrative and regulatory services, research and education, and social and human rights organisations.