Mohali : Swaraj Tractors, a part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, has launched the ‘Mera Swaraj Education Support Program’, an early career development initiative for engineering students across the country that aims to create a future pool of competent engineers. The programme is designed to expose first year engineering students to critical and holistic industry experiences necessary for long-term career development. Students from top engineering colleges offering agri-engineering will be targeted for this programme.
For its first year, Swaraj Tractors has selected 37 students for internships from eight engineering colleges across the country. The students will be subsumed into Swaraj’s final placement process. As a part of their internships, they will also work on live farm- mechanisation projects mentored by industry experts.
Harish Chavan, Chief Executive Officer, Swaraj Tractors, said, “At Swaraj, we aim to nurture and create a competent pool of engineers for the future by engaging students early on in their careers and giving them the opportunity to appreciate varied mechanisation possibilities for new age agriculture. Through the ‘Mera Swaraj Education Support Program’ we not only hope to support deserving students pursuing engineering education, but acquaint them with modern tools and technologies through practical exposures in industry.”
Through the ‘Mera Swaraj Education Support Program’, students will receive financial support for four years, subject to consistent academic performance.
Incidentally, this year, students selected for the programme primarily have farming backgrounds, in line with Swaraj’s USP of ‘Made by the farmer, and for the farmer’.