The first batch of 218 engineers have just graduated from the Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering at Tech Mahindra Learning World, Hyderabad.
The MEC aims at creating ‘New Engineers’ -- leaders who accept no limits, entrepreneurs who drive positive change, and innovators who think alternatively to solve today’s problems.
This philosophy is a DNA level fusion of both the École Centrale ethos and the Mahindra Rise philosophy, and fosters the growth of an industry-ready talent pool for the development of next generation technologies.
Felicitating graduates at the convocation ceremony, C.P. Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra & Member of the Executive Committee, said, “The biggest challenge today is the lack of industry relevant skill sets in professionals and the need for young engineering students to change, transform and adapt to the constantly evolving market dynamics. Our main objective is to create a best-in-class platform for industry-academia.”
The Mahindra Group established MEC in collaboration with École Central Paris (now CentraleSuplec), a 180-year-old leading French institution and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.
MEC's leadership is due to the unparalleled synergy of industry and academia, transcending geography and embracing excellence. Computer science, electrical and electronics, mechanical and civil engineering are part of the curriculum. It is set in a sprawling 130-acre green campus, replete with the latest technology backbone, high-end laboratories, workshops, and recreational areas.
An incubation and entrepreneurship cell is planned for mid-October this year, to encourage entrepreneurship among its students. With the help of Tech Mahindra, the Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering will focus on innovations in the area of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Blockchain.