May 15, 2023

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Collaborates with BITS Pilani WILP for MBA in Manufacturing Management Programme for its Professionals

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) aims to enhance the management and technical skills of some of its professionals by providing leading higher education opportunities, which will help them address challenging business tasks effectively.

Hyderabad: ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), a joint venture of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, two of the world’s leading steel manufacturers, signed an MoU with Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) division of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, an Institution of Eminence (IoE), to leverage their MBA in Manufacturing Management Programme for some of its professionals.

The agreement with BITS Pilani WILP will help facilitate leading higher education opportunities in manufacturing management for some of AM/NS India’s engineers, while not needing them to take a career break. Besides providing a unique upskilling opportunity, which will help professionals hone their management and technical skills, it shall also help address AM/NS India’s need for a wider talent pool of professionals, who can take up leadership roles with a holistic understanding of technology and management.

The MBA in Manufacturing Management is a four-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme, with online classes conducted during the weekends, thereby helping professionals to study, while continuing to work. The learners, with access to highly engaging study material, can learn at their own pace. They can also attend the lectures from any location using the state-of-the-art digital technology and will also be able to access recorded lectures later. The programme also emphasizes on experiential learning and will empower the learners to apply concepts learnt in the classroom in real-work situations.

Dr. Anil Matoo, Head of Human Resources, IR & Administration at AM/NS India, said, “We are elated to announce our collaboration with BITS Pilani WILP for the two-year MBA in Manufacturing Management programme, with an aim to develop and groom our manufacturing leaders. AM/NS India believes in providing continuous learning opportunities to employees through leading institutions and this collaboration is another step in this direction. BITS Pilani is an Institution of Eminence, especially known for providing technical education of the highest standards. With its robust curriculum, this programme will help in grooming our engineers to handle challenging assignments and in creating a competitive edge for us.”

Elaborating about the collaboration, Prof. G. Sundar, Director, Off-Campus Programmes & Industry Engagement, BITS Pilani, said, “It gives me great delight that the working professionals of the joint venture of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel (both among the leading steel manufacturers in the world) will be enrolling in the MBA in Manufacturing Management programme. Continuing higher education, reskilling and upskilling of professionals are critically important in helping them adapt to the rapid developments and manage various key aspects, such as production, new technologies, strategic planning, and operations, in a holistic and effective manner —thereby, aiding their organization in gaining the edge too in today’s highly competitive manufacturing sector.”


AM/NS India is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, two of the world’s leading steel manufacturing organisations. A leading integrated flat carbon steel producer in India, the company has an achievable crude steel capacity of around 9 million tonnes per annum. It produces a full diversified range of flat steel products, including value-added steel, and has a pellet capacity of 20 million tonnes.

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.