Shell Lubricants Opens Learning Centre In Partership With BML University

Akshay Kant Munjal, President of BML University and Mansi Tripathy, Country Head – Shell Lubricants India cluster inaugurating the Shell Learning Centre.
  • Shell Lubricants collaborates and partners with companies and academic groups to find technological solutions
  • Platform to provide industry experience to students
  • This partnership enables knowledge sharing and strengthens ties with academia

New Delhi, May 24, 2017 – Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, today inaugurated Learning Centre in partnership with BML Munjal University(BMU), Haryana. Shell’s collaboration with the varsity aims to provide real life hardware exposure and share practical knowledge in lubrication of automotive & industrial applications. The learning centre is aimed to provide industry experience to college students.  The centre comprises of an Automotive Section and an Industrial Section.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India said,

“Shell has been focussing on improving energy efficiency for years through introduction of energy efficient lubricants and is now encouraging students, our scientists and engineers of tomorrow, to do the same. Lubricants will play a key role in reducing carbon footprint and enabling companies in addressing the larger energy challenge in near future. The centre gives us an opportunity to collaborate across industry and academia. At Shell Lubricants, we believe that education should be given utmost importance as it is a significant step towards nation building. Our long- term aim for this Learning centre is for it to become a platform that will augment skill development in students, beyond the academic realm and will provide emerging markets like India, new blood to boost the economy. We are happy to collaborate with BML Munjal University who shares the same vision as us, and we hope this strengthens our bond with our valuable stakeholders.”

Dr. B.S. Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, BML Munjal University said,

“We are extremely happy that a global leader like Shell has come forward to set up the lubricant and tribology lab in the campus. We seriously hope to leverage the learning and in-depth understanding from the hands-on experience for students and teachers, and to lead innovation and entrepreneurship in not just automotive and industrial applications, but go beyond that. For example the university has set up similar advanced facilities for Advanced Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, Clean Energy, Flexible Electronics, Sensor and Instrumentation. We believe as we move towards a more Sustainable and Energy efficient world, lubricants and tribology will play a major role in multiple other domains including aerospace, clean energy, medical instrumentation & implants, power transmission, food processing and packaging to contamination and environment protection. Thus we shall be educating the students on how the principles of lubricant and tribology can be used for not just new developments in automobile and industrial production process, but can be used for a wide range of applications mentioned above, leading to even new products, patents and cross disciplinary applications. Thus creating more opportunities for win-win collaboration between Shell, BMU and even other industrial partners and contribute to sustainable development.”

Mr. Akshay Kant Munjal, President, BML Munjal University, said

“I am grateful to Shell Lubricants for giving BMU this unique opportunity. This is in line with our vision of collaborating with the best in the world for providing unique learning and research capabilities to benefit not just our students and faculty but also the industry. I am confident that the Shell Lab will create a supportive and collaborative environment and become a place where students and faculty can engage and learn new skills. One of the unique things about this lab is that it will provide practical experience to our students and faculty through hands-on learning on various components and systems in different vehicles. We look forward to the centre bringing together Shell’s expertise and BMU’s talent. The Shell Lab is a great opportunity to provide real-life industry exposure to students in specialised areas with the help of Shell experts at BMU.”