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Tech Mahindra Forays Into Higher Education Sector

9/20/2013 3:02 AM ET

Tech Mahindra Ltd. said the Mahindra Group marked its entry into the higher education sector with the inauguration of a premier Engineering institution - Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) in collaboration with Ecole Centrale Paris, the 200-year-old French university, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, a premier institution with academic and research oriented courses.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale is the maiden venture of Mahindra Educational Institutions, a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra. The campus would come up at the Bahadurpally site of the company where it has huge stretch of land.

Tech Mahindra's Executive Vice-Chairman Vineet Nayyar said, "We recognize the critical need to transform engineering talent into business leadership, in a globalized world. Mahindra Ecole Centrale will provide apprenticeship with collaboration from the industry focus on humanities, international exposure and allied education to develop a 'whole-brain-approach' to business."

Mahindra Ecole Centrale will be based on a modern and international academic programme that "blends basic scientific and technical education with contemporary industry practices", Nayyar said.

"Our integrated curriculum will develop students with the unique ability to adapt to global engineering challenges and new technologies that will shape our future and also to master the complexity of multinational organizations," he added.

At the BSE, Tech Mahindra shares are currently trading at Rs.1,336, up 3.37 percent from the previous close.

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