Mahindra University, one of India’s fastest-growing multidisciplinary educational institutions, held its 1st Annual Convocation at the Mahindra University Campus in Bahadurpally today. The Convocation Address was delivered by the Chief Guest Shri KT Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister, Government of Telangana in a ceremony presided over by Shri Anand Mahindra, Chancellor, Mahindra University in the presence of the Guest of Honor Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman, Bharat Biotech International and other esteemed dignitaries.
Spearheading interdisciplinary global education agenda with a focus on Research & Development and higher learning, Mahindra University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions to jointly build a Centre of Excellence in the Mahindra University premises which will facilitate joint R&D across new age technology domains, such as, Quantum Computing, XAI (Explainable AI) and Metaverse. The Partnership aims to augment skill development to address the skill-gap in new-age technologies and thereby creating more job opportunities.
Shri KT Rama Rao in his Convocation Address said, “As the world is getting older, India is getting younger and the youth in our country is brimming with ideas and energy and wants to take on the world with an aspiration that is truly global. We are very close to the cherished milestone of 75 years of independence of our glorious nation and these milestones are occasions when we have to think about our future. The Indian youth have the unique ability and the opportunity of shaping the future of the modern world. I do hope that each one of you step out into this world as young people, not only with great knowledge and skills but also who want to contribute to the betterment of society and become changemakers once again. I wish all the students and award holders, the very best for their future.”
Shri Anand Mahindra commented, “Mahindra University is committed to the synergistic working of all its constituent institutions. An interdisciplinary education will help accelerate the trend toward ‘whole-brain’ thinking, which integrates both the Sciences and Humanities. India has the potential to become a global centre for this model of futuristic education.”
“Skill development and talent management are critical to the growth of Corporate Sector as well as for the Country. With an experiential learning approach, we can help the young minds to realise their potential and contribute to the economic growth of the Nation.” said Shri Vineet Nayyar, Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions.
Shri CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, who has remained very closely involved in the development of Mahindra University said in his address “Digitalization is fundamentally changing the rules of play, hence we are investing heavily in skilling our students in next generation digital technologies to help them remain on top. The MOU between Mahindra University and Tech Mahindra will allow us to focus on contemporary learning while enhancing skill development of Students. In this, we aim to leverage technology while collaborating and co-creating a future-ready talent pool to bridge the skill-gap.”
Dr Yajulu Medury, Vice Chancellor, Mahindra University stated “Mahindra University was established with the sole vision of creating Global Thinkers and Engaged Leaders through an International curriculum and research-based learning. We are proud of our Graduates and wish them the very best in their endeavors.”
The Convocation also featured the inauguration of MU’s state of art X-Ray Diffraction Facility, which would facilitate research and development across molecular science. Additionally, the state-of-the-art Lecture Hall Complex, with a total capacity of 500 students was also inaugurated.