Gurgaon: BML Munjal University (BMU), founded by the promoters of the Hero Group, today announced the opening of ‘SHELL Learning Centre’ on its Campus in collaboration with Shell Lubricants, a global market share leader in finished lubricants. The centre aims to provide industry experience to the students and faculty and will enable students to work on state-of-the-art technologies and latest machines providing a complete hands-on industry learning experience.
The centre is a part of BML University’s initiative towards transforming higher education on campus with focus on creating an environment of learning on campus giving students with a passion for engineering an opportunity to work on live assignments and hands on learning by working with real-life problems. The centre comprises of an Automotive Section and an Industrial Section and aims to provide real-life hardware exposure and share practical knowledge in lubrication of automotive & industrial applications.
Speaking on the new collaboration, Mr. Akshay Munjal, President, BML Munjal University, said, “I am grateful to Shell Lubricants for giving BMU this unique opportunity. This is in line with our vision of collaborating with the best in the world for providing unique learning and research capabilities to benefit not just our students and faculty but also the industry. I am confident that the Shell Lab will create a supportive and collaborative environment and become a place where students and faculty can engage and learn new skills. The lab will provide practical experience to our students and faculty through hands-on learning on various components and systems in different vehicles. We look forward to the centre bringing together Shell’s expertise and BMU’s talent. The Shell Lab is a great opportunity to provide real-life industry exposure to students in specialised areas with the help of Shell experts at BMU.”
Ms. Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India said, “Shell has been focussing on improving energy efficiency for years through introduction of energy efficient lubricants and is now encouraging students, our scientists and engineers of tomorrow, to do the same. Lubricants will play a key role in reducing carbon footprint and enabling companies in addressing the larger energy challenge in near future. The centre gives us an opportunity to collaborate across industry and academia. At Shell Lubricants, we believe that education should be given utmost importance as it is a significant step towards nation building. Our long- term aim for this Learning centre is for it to become a platform that will augment skill development in students, beyond the academic realm and will provide emerging markets like India, new blood to boost the economy. We are happy to collaborate with BML Munjal University who share the same vision as us, and we hope this strengthens our bond with our valuable stakeholders.”
Dr. B.S. Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, BML University said, “We are extremely happy that a global leader like Shell has come forward to set up the lubricant and tribology lab in the campus. We seriously hope to leverage the learning and in-depth understanding from the hands-on experience for students and teachers, and to lead innovation and entrepreneurship in not just automotive and industrial applications, but go beyond that. For example, the university has set up similar advanced facilities for Advanced Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, Clean Energy, Flexible Electronics, Sensor and Instrumentation. We believe as we move towards a more Sustainable and Energy efficient world, lubricants and tribology will play a major role in multiple other domains including aerospace, clean energy, medical instrumentation & implants, power transmission, food processing and packaging to contamination and environment protection.”
The learning centre will focus on educating students on how the principles of lubricant and tribology can be used for not just new developments in automobile and industrial production process, as well as be used for a wide range of applications mentioned above, leading to even new products, patents and cross disciplinary applications.
With its focus on research the BML Munjal University has collaborated in the areas of teaching, research and student programmes with four national labs as well as with Fraunhofer of Germany – Europe’s largest applied research organization. The University’s association with reputed corporates such as IBM, KPMG, Axis Bank and Hero MotoCorp makes it possible for students to gain a practical insight of the industry. Students at BMU also work in nine labs as part of the Siemens Centre of Excellence on campus in fields such as such as Design & Validation (CAD/CAM/CAE), Advanced Manufacturing (PLM/Digital Manufacturing), Robotics, Automation, Mechatronics, Process Instrumentation, Electrical & Energy Saving, CNC Controller Programming and Pneumatics & Hydraulics.