L&T enlightens NICMAR students on latest industry trends and opportunities
In continuation of the endeavour to strengthen brand L&T and in turn, attract top talent, a team from L&T addressed an industry- academia exclusive interactive session on Latest Technological Trends in the Construction Domain at NICMAR University in Pune on 13 September.
Over 950 students attended the event, taking keen interest in emerging technologies and real-world perspectives.
Dr C Jayakumar (EVP & Head – Corporate HR, L&T) presided over the session along with Mr Niranjan Simha (Advisor - Strategic Initiatives, L&T) and Mr J Kabilan (VP & Head - HR, Divisional Corporate, L&T Construction). Accompanying them on the dais were NICMAR’s Dr Ms Sushma S Kulkarni (Vice Chancellor), Dr Jonardan Koner (Professor & Dean – Admissions, Placement & Industry Relations), Dr Anil Agarwal (Dean – Academic Affairs).
Dr Jayakumar spoke on L&T’s remarkable journey across diverse sectors and the Company’s extraordinary digitalisation initiatives to achieve high productivity and cost- effectiveness. He highlighted the importance of making the right career decisions.
Mr Kabilan threw light on the significant role that L&T plays in the construction industry and the initiatives that the Company undertakes to facilitate on-the-job learning and development. Mr Simha shared his extensive experiences garnered over an illustrious career with L&T and shared with the students important tips for success.
The session also included deliberations on technical topics by L&T’s domain experts. Mr Shamim Ahmed (DGM – Civil) spoke on execution of India’s longest railway tunnel project on the Rishikesh-Karnaprayag route, Mr E M Sreenivasa (Project Manager) spoke on the construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) Corridor, and Mr Sasidhar Tadigotla (JGM – Design, B&F Fast) spoke on high-speed construction using 3D printing.
A lively Q&A session saw keen participation from the students. After the event, the teams from both L&T and NICMAR discussed ways to enhance the industry-academia collaboration.