Launch of UNNATI

March 27, 2023

UNNATI (Work Integrated Learning Program )  was launched online on the 27 th March 2023 for the employees of CIPLA to pursue their ‘Diploma in Mechanical Engineering’. The Diploma will be awarded to the employees on completion of six semesters of onsite/online/ student directed learning. Classes will be held on weekends and is structed in such a way that the entire course will be completed in three and half years. Faculty of various departments of MIT will teach the course modules, including laboratory courses.

Initial batch of sixty students are expected to enroll after necessary approvals are obtained. Student’s  will be selected by CIPLA based on a screening test. Initial cohort of students will come from the Goa  facility of CIPLA.

The soft launch on 27 th March was a culmination of the efforts put in by the team from MIT Manipal and team from CIPLA over the last one year. During the launch Global executive from CIPLA spoke about the need for such a program to develop the core skills of their employees so that they can contribute in their respective domain. They also stressed the need for such a program for employees to give them a growth path in their career.  Their shop floor and HR executives spoke about having such an aspirational program for their employees and they were all looking forward for such a program. MAHE management spoke about the University priorities in industry-institute interaction and the commitment to upskilling and reskilling the students, being one of the objectives of the National Education Policy. MAHE welcomed such a program so that the faculty can also interact with industry personnel for further research and collaboration across various disciplines. A MOU will be signed soon between MAHE and CIPLA to formalize the relationship.