Scientists, academia and CEOs deliberate on the immense demographic benefits of India’s young populations under the topic “Towards Infinite Possibilities”
Mahindra Ecole Centrale(MEC), an Indo-French engineering college, organized the first Centrale Connect Conclave at the campus today. Dr. Satheesh Reddy, the Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, and Scientific Advisor to the Defense Minister was the Chief Guest. Other panelists and invitees included acclaimed and eminent persons, both from the academia and the industry. A panel discussion on the possibilities that exist due to the demographic dividend that India can reap from also took place at the conclave.
Centrale Connect witnessed eminent professionals, from both industry and academia, come to a single platform with the primary motive of facilitating students to discover and explore the infinite possibilities that lie ahead of them.
Hosting the event, Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, said, “At Mahindra École Centrale, we believe in faculty balancing a student centred approach. Since failure is an important part of learning, are we fostering a environment that encourages risk taking behaviour”. MEC focuses on multi disciplinary learning and is committed to the holistic development of the students.
The Panelists included Mr. Prakash Bodla, Vice President – Engineering, United Technologies, Mr. Venkat Rajaraman, CEO – Cygni Energy Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Antoine Poison, Co-founder – StanPlus, Mr. Amit Chakravarty, Chief of Staff, Office of the Director General – ICRISAT, Mr. Karthigeyan Ramaswamy, MD – CFM Aircraft Engine Support South Asia Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Mathan Ramaiah, Design Director – Fountainhead Group and Dr. N. J. Rajaram, Director – National Institute of Fashion Technology,Hyderabad.
Mahindra Ecole Centrale(MEC) college of engineering is an international technology school, that marks the foray of the USD 17.8 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 is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutions in France with a heritage that goes back to nearly 200 years. MEC is approved by AICTE and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, a premier institution with academic and research-oriented courses.
MEC offers a truly international programme with an inclusive focus on the Engineering, Social and Creative sciences, Liberal Arts, Philosophy and Humanities. It offers an environment of unique cultural immersion – of participants, faculty and staff. MEC offers international exchange study opportunities with mandatory global internships. The B.Tech degree at MEC is a research-driven program with close links to industry.
A world class faculty, with a mix of rich industry-academic background, global exposure and research focus ensures that the content remains contemporary, aligned to the global business requirements.
Based in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad, MEC is situated in a sprawling green campus of 130acres flanked by the Tech Mahindra Technology Centre and Tech Mahindra SEZ. MEC has an intake of 240 for its 4 year B.Tech Program(60 seats for each of the four courses–Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering).