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Published Aug 7, 2019, 9:48 am IST
Updated Aug 7, 2019, 9:48 am IST
Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering organised its second convocation ceremony.
The convocation held at the MEC Campus in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad had Shri C Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, as the Chief Guest.
 The convocation held at the MEC Campus in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad had Shri C Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, as the Chief Guest.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering organised its second convocation ceremony.  218 engineers of the 2015-2019 batch received their degrees. The convocation held at the MEC Campus in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad had Shri C Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, as the Chief Guest. 

Shri Vineet Nayyar,  as Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions and Chairman, Executive Committee, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, and Shri CP Gurnani, Managing Director and CEO, Tech Mahindra as Member, Executive Committee (MEI), conferred degrees upon the second batch of graduating students during the convocation.  Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Vice Chancellor in-charge, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad and Principal Secretary of the Industries and Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Government of Telangana and Police Commissioner Cyberabad Police were special invitees. Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao also inaugurated the new NVIDIA Supercomputer-based high-performance computation (HPC) Laboratory and the e-Mahindra Business Incubation Centre.

 

Shri C Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, congratulated the students and said that the convocation was taking place in the backdrop of two momentous occasions for India, namely Chandrayan 2 and Hima Das. He said, “While Chandrayaan is an saga of scientific temper in the country, Hima Das is an example pf individual excellence, passion and dedication”. He said that the young graduates will need a combination of both to succeed in their chosen fields”. 

Dr Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centale (MEC) in his address called upon its graduating students to give their best to their chosen profession and do MEC proud. Hesaid “We at MEC are focused on giving a holistic education, so that our students become well rounded professionals. We will continue to provide guidance and mentorship to young engineers and hope that the students will excel in whatever they undertake”.

Jayesh Ranjan was highly appreciative of the excellent training imparted to engineering students at MEC on new generation technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Robotics, etc. and said “I am happy to note the focused attempt of MEC faculty to provide exposure to these frontier technologies and their applications to the students”. He expects that the students will gain immensely from such exposure.

Vineet Nayyar, Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions and Chairman, Executive Committee, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, said, "At the Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering, we train students to leverage next generation technologies, along with teaching liberal arts and soft skills like Humanities, Economics, History, Cinema and Philosophy, making of topical documentary films, communication skills, etc. - so that the students 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 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 Ecole 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."

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 performance computations for AI research and applications by incorporating Machine learning, Deep learning and Data Science”.

Established in 2014, MEC offers engineering education in core subjects like 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 well-known university/institute 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 facilities, 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 Ecole Centrale ethos and the Mahindra Rise philosophy.

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