Swaraj Tractors, a subsidiary of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, has established the ‘Mera Swaraj Education Support Program,’ an early career development effort for engineering students throughout the country with the goal of developing a future pool of competent engineers.
The programme is meant to provide first-year engineering students with crucial and comprehensive industrial experiences that will help them advance their careers in the long run. This initiative will target students from top engineering universities that provide agri-engineering.
Swaraj Tractors has chosen 37 students for internships from eight engineering institutions throughout the country in its inaugural year. Swaraj’s ultimate placement procedure will include the pupils. They will also work on live farm-mechanization projects under the supervision of industry professionals as part of their internships.
Swaraj Tractors’ Chief Executive Officer, Harish Chavan, stated that the company’s goal is to foster and develop a competent pool of engineers for the future by engaging students early in their careers and allowing them to understand various mechanisation options for new generation agriculture.
Swaraj aspires to help worthy students pursuing engineering education as well as familiarise them with new equipment and technology through practical exposures in industry through the ‘Mera Swaraj Education Support Program.’
Students will get financial assistance for four years as part of the programme, provided they maintain a high level of academic achievement.
Students chosen for the programme this year mostly come from an agricultural background, in keeping with Swaraj’s USP of ‘Made by the farmer, for the farmer.’