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Mahindra Group forays into engineering education with Mahindra École Centrale

Updated on Sat, 04 January 2014 at 11:55 IST

The Mahindra Group entered into ever growing educational sector with an Engineering institution named 'Mahindra École Centrale'. This institute is in collaboration with École Centrale Paris and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad. École Centrale Paris is one of the most prestigious engineering institution of France.

Vineet Nayyar, Executive Vice Chairman, Tech Mahindra said, "It is a proud moment for us to have launched Mahindra École Centrale today. Tech Mahindra enjoys a leadership position and operates in various industry segments. We recognize the critical need to transform engineering talent into business leadership, in a globalized world. Mahindra École Centrale will provide apprenticeship with collaboration from the Industry, focus on humanities, international exposure and allied education to develop a ‘whole-brain-approach’ to business."

Dr. Rameshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor of JNT University Hyderabad said,“The emphasis on modern education and strong support by Andhra Pradesh government will help develop a large and talent-rich pool of technology professionals. This initiative by the Mahindra Group will not only help us impart quality education of global standards but also help Andhra Pradesh to become India’s advanced technology corridor.”

Mahindra École Centrale will offer:

  • Truly international program with a focus on the sciences
  • Environment of unique cultural immersion – of participants, faculty and staff
  • International Exchange Program with mandatory internship
  • A research driven program with close links to industry
  • Inter-disciplinary approach with a blend of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Philosophy

Dr. Sanjay Dhande, Founder Director, Mahindra École Centrale said: "The industry experts predict a shortfall of approximately 2.5 million employable engineers in India by 2020. That's a mammoth task for both public and private institutions. Mahindra École Centrale will strive to bridge this gap and be a worldwide leader in engineering education and research. It intends to have top-class practitioners from India and overseas and offer students cutting-edge facilities in emerging technologies such as Manufacturing, knowledge based services."

 
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