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Tech Mahindra signs MoU with Wichita State University

Announces collaboration in the areas of aircraft certification and automotive testing

Farnborough, London – July 16, 2014 Tech Mahindra Ltd. a specialist provider of connected solutions, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wichita State University (WSU), a state educational institution of Kansas in the areas of aerospace engineering, certification, information technology and automotive testing.

Tech Mahindra will collaborate with WSU and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), the largest academic aviation R&D institution in the United States, on multiple areas of engineering including composites, advanced materials and structural testing.

Tech Mahindra plans to invest in equipping the engineering talent available in the region to enhance their employability in the Wichita aerospace community. This investment will enable Tech Mahindra to provide end-to-end solutions from design, to testing and certification for global aerospace & automotive customers and prospects in the region. The collaboration will not only ensure that Tech Mahindra has a local pool of trained aerospace, information technology and automotive engineers available to service their global network of clients; but will also facilitate cooperative initiatives in the area of innovation and R&D projects including possible involvement with WSU’s Innovation Campus.

The partnership will enable WSU to further expand its footprint into the automotive industry, and provide WSU students an opportunity to develop industry skills through involvement in Tech Mahindra research and testing projects.

Krishna Balasubramaniam, Head of Americas, Aerospace & Defense, Tech Mahindra said, “We are eager to leverage local talent pool by working with WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research as it takes a leadership role in supporting the global aviation industry with its research, development, testing, certification and training services. I strongly believe that this synergy can help reach the next level of solution offerings to our marquee customers addressing their custom needs and industry specific requirements in the areas of certification and testing”

“Collaboration between WSU and Tech Mahindra will provide unique advantages for both entities,” said John Tomblin, WSU’s vice president for research and technology transfer. “WSU will get firmly connected to the automotive and industrial sector, allowing students to gain real-world engineering skills in a unique sector; and Tech Mahindra will gain access to WSU’s extensive research and test lab capabilities and the opportunity to train students before they enter the workforce.”

Tech Mahindra aspires to be among the top 3 engineering solutions companies providing end to end solutions from design to certification. And this partnership will help nurture that dream as Tech Mahindra can now utilize WSU/NIAR lab infrastructure and DERs (Designated Engineering Services) for both testing and certification.

About NIAR

NIAR supports the aviation industry by providing research, development, testing, certification and training services. Its laboratories include Advanced Coatings, Aging Aircraft, CAD/CAM, Composites & Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics, Crash Dynamics, Environmental Test, Full-Scale Structural Test, Mechanical Test, Metrology, Nondestructive Test, Research Machine Shop, Virtual Reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel. NIAR operates on a nonprofit budget and is the largest university aviation R&D institution in the U.S., located in Wichita, Kan., the “Air Capital of the World.”


Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 131,500+ professionals across 90 countries, helping 946 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is the highest ranked Non-U.S. company in the Forbes Global Digital 100 list (2018) and in the Forbes Fab 50 companies in Asia (2018).

The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, aerospace, commercial vehicles, components, defense, logistics, real estate, renewable energy, speedboats and steel, amongst other businesses. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 2,40,000 people across 100 countries.

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