Mar 22, 2023

Airbus Collaborates with BITS Pilani WILP to Upskill Professionals in Data Analytics

Hyderabad and Bengaluru, India — Mar 22, 2022Airbus in India, with its prime focus on engineering and innovation, has collaborated with Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) division, to help upskill some of their specific professionals in Data Analytics.

Airbus, a global pioneer in the aerospace industry, is a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a worldwide scale. For more than 50 years now, technology and know-how from Airbus have helped catalyse the growth of India’s civil aviation sector. WILP too has been a pioneering and integral division of BITS Pilani for nearly four decades now, and aims to help working professionals enhance their knowledge and skills primarily in science, technology, engineering, and technology management, among other fields, while continuing to work for their respective organizations.

Considering the current and future trends of the Aerospace sector and the need to further upskill some of its professionals in Data Analytics to help address such trends and beyond, Airbus saw significant value in collaborating with WILP through their M.Tech in Software Systems programme with specialization in Data Analytics.

Data Analytics in aviation sector

Data Analytics can help enhance fleet reliability, reduce delays, ensure higher safety for passengers by mitigating the risk of safety incidents. Analytics helps businesses achieve true collaboration among different stakeholders through effective communication and lead the way to smarter operations. So, whether it is maintenance, repair, or overhaul, Data Analytics can also help improve efficiency significantly. 

About M.Tech in Software Systems | How the programme aims to benefit

M.Tech Software Systems helps enable the working professionals to specialise in various new age technology areas and some of the fastest growing domains like Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Embedded Systems, Security, Networks and Cloud. In particular, the professionals who earn a specialisation in Data Analytics will learn how to apply principles behind modern Data Analytics techniques; apply statistical and machine learning methods to real data; evaluate their performance and communicate the results effectively; and build expertise in advanced Artificial Intelligence topics, such as Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing.

Sharing his thoughts, Suraj Chettri, Regional Director, Human Resources, Airbus India and South Asia, said, “At Airbus, our employees are empowered to craft their development journey in line with their aspirations. This development can happen with the help of a well-curated learning path especially designed considering the rapid growth and the demands of the industry. Higher education is an important element in this learning path, which enables an employee to upskill and stay on top of the changing trends in technology. Our partnership with BITS Pilani will provide a holistic learning experience and self development opportunities to our employees."

Elaborating about the collaboration, Prof. G. Sundar, Director, Off-Campus Programmes & Industry Engagement, BITS Pilani, said, “These are eventful times for the Indian aerospace sector, in the growth and development of which, Airbus has played an important role for over five decades as an aircraft supplier. BITS Pilani is excited to collaborate with Airbus to provide higher education to some of its employees through its Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) division. The breadth and rigour of the programme will aim to fulfill the aspirations of those employees, while the customization will help address some of the organization’s goals in this constantly evolving technology sector.”


About BITS Pilani:

BITS Pilani is an Institution of national repute, known for providing technical education of the highest standards and is well recognized for its innovations, and strong links with industry. It is consistently ranked as the best private engineering & technology institution by leading ranking agencies and publications. MHRD, Govt. of India, in August 2018 announced BITS Pilani as one of the first six Institutions of Eminence in the country. It is one of the few universities that has created an institutionalized framework for achieving a vibrant environment that successfully inculcates an ambience for experiential and cooperative learning and education. BITS Pilani views education as a continual engagement and experience, and ensures that the learning experience is integrated seamlessly not only across its classrooms and laboratories, but also in the industry, as exemplified by its Practice School, and Work Integrated Learning Programmes.

About BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP):

India has a large and qualified professional workforce, which must and will continue to grow in size, complexity, and quality. Given the nature of modern professions, and the acquired reputation of Indian professionals in these roles, continual learning and higher educational qualifications are necessary tools for the nation to succeed within, and compete globally. Work Integrated Learning Programmes of BITS Pilani (WILP) are degree/diploma/certificate programmes, which are developed and conducted by BITS Pilani in association and jointly with organizations representing various industry sectors.