July 27, 2019

Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering Graduates its Second Batch of Engineers

218 engineers of 2015-2019 batch graduate from MEC

New supercomputer lab setup to support Artificial Intelligence research and applications

Hyderabad - July 27, 2019: Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, and IT based services and solutions announced today the graduation of 218 engineers of the 2015-2019 batch in the second annual convocation of Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering. Established by the Mahindra Group, in collaboration with École Central Paris (now CentraleSupélec) - a 180-year-old leading French institution, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, MEC aims at fostering the growth of an industry ready talent pool in next generation technologies.

The convocation held at the MEC Campus in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad saw various eminent personalities from industry and academia. The Chief Guest and other dignitaries – Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra; Vineet Nayyar, Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions and Chairman, Executive Committee, Mahindra École Centrale; and CP Gurnani, Member, Executive Committee (MEI), Managing Director and CEO, Tech Mahindra conferred degrees upon the second batch of graduating students during the convocation.

Vineet Nayyar, Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions and Chairman, Executive Committee, Mahindra École Centrale, said, "At the Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering, we are training students to leverage next generation technologies, along with teaching subjects like Humanities, Economics, History, Philosophy - so they can relate technical sciences to the real business environment. Our goal is to shape leaders of tomorrow by offering best in class education and job opportunities,”

CP Gurnani, Member, Executive Committee (MEI), Managing Director and CEO, Tech Mahindra, said, “Providing the young workforce with a platform where they can learn to leverage disruptive technologies is key to drive innovation and future business growth. Through Mahindra École Centrale, we aim at bringing industry and academia together to address the skill gap in the industry today and foster a future-ready talent pool.”

Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, MEC, said, "To realize today’s challenges, Mahindra École Centrale is focusing more on project-based assessments along with team work. This will ensure that our graduating students are ahead of their peers and counterparts. Congratulations to the new batch of graduate students, their families, and the faculty and management of Mahindra École Centrale!”

With the intent to build upon next generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, Tech Mahindra assisted Supercomputer Lab of Mahindra Ecole Centrale is created out of the baseline requirements for supporting high intensity computations for AI research and applications, that incorporate Machine learning, Deep learning and Data Science.

Established in 2014, MEC offers programmes in computer science, electrical and electronics, mechanical and civil engineering. MEC's focus has been on shaping engineers who are imbued with industry-ready skills and abilities. Batch 2015 graduates have opted for either higher education or industry positions – the former in top-ranked campuses such as Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, USC, Princeton, Centrale, etc., and the latter in organizations such as Line Inc/Oisix Systems/Tecnos of Japan, Cisco, Capgemini, ZS Associates, Jocata, Intel, Deloitte, Orange, M&M, and Tech Mahindra.

Set in a sprawling 130-acre green campus replete with the latest technology backbone, high-end laboratories, workshops and recreational areas, MEC was set up with the overarching idea of 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.

About Mahindra École Centrale

Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of engineering is an international technology school, that marks the foray of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group into the higher education sector. Mahindra Educational Institutions, the wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra Group’s IT venture, Tech Mahindra, collaborated with École Centrale Paris – now CentraleSupélec in 2014 to establish MEC in India. École Centrale Paris (now CentraleSupélec) is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutions in France with a heritage that goes back to nearly 200 years.

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