Award recognizes engineering talent in the country and bridge industry-academia gap
Bangalore – June 18, 2012 – Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced the winners of Mahindra Satyam Young Engineer Awards, 2011. Launched in 2010, this unique initiative prioritizes essential technology domains in the industry and recognizes outstanding talent among Indian Engineering students in the areas of Aerospace Engineering and Mechatronics. This initiative is expected to yield multi-fold long-term benefits to the Engineering ecosystem. Academia can align the curriculum more strongly with respect to industry needs, and student community can focus on emerging domains thereby building career paths and industry can benefit with ready-to-deploy talent pool.
Aerospace is a domain which takes about 15 years to get into a large design house and Mahindra Satyam is already an established player with 10 years of leadership in the industry. Whereas Mechatronics is a competency that is gaining importance as the automotive and industrial customers facing challenges with advanced nanotechnologies being integrated into functionally complex electronic systems. Aligning with these industry needs, additional categories of Avionics, Composite structures and Mechatronics systems as the major topics were also considered.
The award winners were chosen from the nominations received across bachelors, masters as well as research streams. More than 100 teams consisting of 250 students representing 70 premier institutes including IITs, IISc, NITs and other reputed colleges participated in this contest. An eminent panel comprising retired academic experts and senior technical consultants evaluated the nominations for critical parameters like application of new methodology; industry oriented-practically feasible solution, analysis and interpretation.
Mahindra Satyam is proud to announce the winners -
- Aerospace (Bachelors & Masters) – Winner – Vision based autonomous landing of an unmanned aerial vehicle by R. N. Gireesh Kumar, R. Raveendran from MIT Chennai
- Aerospace (Research) – Winner – Design and development of Smart Flap, By Rajnish Mallick from IISc Bangalore
- Mechatronics (Bachelors & Masters) – Winner – Design of an autonomous underwater glider - by Sanket Diwale, Intesaaf Ashraf, Prasanna Shevare from IIT Mumbai
- Mechatronics (Bachelors & Masters) – Runner-up – Refreshable tactile display for the visually impaired – by Pranay Jain, Anshul Singhal from IIT Delhi
“I am glad that this initiative has started to streamline the talent potential in the academia for industry benefit” said Mr. Karthikeyan Natarajan, Global Head, Integrated Engineering Solutions, Mahindra Satyam. “We are committed to scale this up and nurture the niche skills as India becomes the global hub for engineering, manufacturing across multiple industries”
The winners were felicitated in an event organized by Mahindra Satyam in Bangalore. Executives from global OEMs, Consultants, Senior Technical Experts, Leaders from industry and associations hosted in the event acknowledged the initiative and deliberated on the related topics.
Integrated Engineering Solutions (IES) an integral unit of Mahindra Satyam is one of the leading global engineering solutions providers across Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Industrial and Consumer products industries. Its strong engineering team supports global customers on new product programs as well as product sustenance programs. The end-to-end product engineering capabilities would benefit customers on innovation, accelerated time to market as well as savings through optimized designs and methodologies.
About Mahindra Satyam
Mahindra Satyam is a global business consulting and information technology services company leveraging deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices and a global delivery model to help businesses transform their processes and improve performance. The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business processes, engineering and product lifecycle management, infrastructure services, among other services.
The company has development and delivery centres in the United States of America, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Hungary, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia and serves numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.
Mahindra Satyam is part of the USD 15.4 billion Mahindra Group. The Mahindra Group employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries and operates in key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.
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