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TVS to Tata, Accenture to Alstom – Delhi event celebrates how Warwick’s Indian Alumni are helping transform India

Senior Indian Alumni of the University of Warwick are gathering together at New Delhi’s Taj Mahal Hotel on Saturday 5th December to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Warwick and the significant role Indian students and alumni have played in its history.

Many leading Indian figures have graduated from the University of Warwick and gone to play leading roles in Indian society and business.

Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director, TVS Motor Company said:

"My education at WMG at the University of Warwick provided a fantastic combination of engineering and management‎. The strong tie-ups with global industry leaders in automotive and other sectors gave me great exposure. The tie up with WMG and the personal guidance of Lord Bhattacharyya have been instrumental to the growth and success of TVS over the last 30 years and I am extremely fortunate to have learnt so much from him."

The event will be addressed by The University of Warwick’s Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, and Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Founder and Chairman of the WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick.

WMG alone has over 800 Indian Alumni who now have significant roles in Indian based businesses including: Accenture, Alstom Ltd, AstraZeneca, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Bharat Forge Ltd, Ford Motor Company, Goldman Sachs, Tata Motors Ltd, Tata Technologies, Tractors and Farm Equipments Ltd, and TVS Motor Company Ltd.

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, said:

“Prime Minister Modi has set an ambition for a $20-trillion economy, a nation 10 times as prosperous as today. This growth will be built on a transformation of manufacturing, a sector that must grow to be twice its current share of the Indian economy. The change this will require is enormous: A hundred million new jobs, five hundred million souls trained and skilled to work.”

“We have many international quality research and technology institutes producing many fine graduates and researchers, such as the IITs, but also India benefits from the enhanced global experience of Indian graduates who have chosen to study and research in some the world’s leading universities and research groups. Particularly those such as WMG which work closely with international brands. This event celebrates the vast community of Warwick and WMG Indian graduates who are playing their part in the transformation of India”

3 December 2015

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