Shell Lubricants has inaugurated its Learning Centre, in partnership with BML Munjal University (BMU) in Haryana. This is a part of Shell’s partnership with companies and academic groups to find technological solutions, as well as act as a platform to provide industry experience to students. The collaboration with BMU aims to provide real-life hardware exposure and share practical knowledge in lubrication of automotive and industrial applications, the company noted. The Shell Learning Centre at BMU comprises of an Automotive Section and an Industrial Section.
Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India, said the company has been focussing on improving energy efficiency for years through introduction of energy-efficient lubricants, and is now encouraging students. She added that lubricants will play a key role in reducing carbon footprint and enabling companies in addressing the larger energy challenge in near future. The 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, noted Tripathy.
The university is happy that a global leader like Shell has come forward to set up the lubricant and tribology lab in the campus, noted Dr BS Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, BMU. We believe as we move towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient world, lubricants and tribology will play a major role in multiple domains besides automotive and industry, he said.
Akshay Kant Munjal, President, BMU thanked Shell Lubricants for giving the university this unique opportunity, which is in line with its vision of collaborating with companies to provide unique learning and research capabilities. He said that one of the unique features of this lab is that it will provide practical experience to students and faculty through hands-on learning on various components and systems in different vehicles. 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, noted Munjal.