The Mahindra Group declared the launch of Mahindra University (MU) to drive interdisciplinary learning, incorporating the study of science and technology with humanities, ethics, philosophy, and design, with the group’s official director Anand Mahindra as its chancellor.
As a feature of the prompt road map, the college will university the School of Management (2021-22), School of Law (2021-22), Indira Mahindra School of Education (2021-22), School of Media and Liberal Arts (2022-23) and School of Design (2023-24). MU incorporates the Ecole Centrale School of Engineering that was set up in 2014.
“The pandemic has created more speculation around education in the new world. Along with moving education online, there is a need for change in the content. In the post-covid world, there will be a need for more people who understand humanities while applying technology to solve those problems and there will be jobs to compensate them at par,” said Mahindra at the launch.
The 130-acre, multi-disciplinary campus in Hyderabad will offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. courses. It will work as an autonomous university, with its contemporary curricula being curated to completely leverage developing technologies like data science, blockchain and data analytics.
Mahindra University is part of the Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Tech Mahindra. The university is being intended to be a platform to balance education with real-world experience through entrepreneurial projects to solve complex difficulties confronting society. Aside from US-and Europe-based universities, they are effectively looking for partnerships with Japanese universities to leverage their expertise in technology and design, said Mahindra. An expected 4,000 students and more than 300 or more employees will be set up over the different schools at Mahindra University throughout the next five years.
“There is a need to change the syllabus for technical learning such that art, history, philosophy are also part of their learning. We see a need for multi-dimensional talent across industries and we will ensure to provide such education,” said Vineet Nayyar, chairman, MEI.
Yajulu Medury, director of Mahindra Ecole Centrale, said that Minerva Fund-Mahindra University Scholarship Program is accessible to guarantee that meriting students approach quality education. Endeavors are additionally being made to drive inclusion in awarding scholarships across the board with special focus on female students, students from the north-eastern states, and Jammu and Kashmir districts, and the university is in converses with banks to make education loan products to add to this, said Medury.
MU will likewise to bring the corporate and industrial ecosystems together through its centres of excellence. Students will approach the Mahindra Group’s aptitude through a centre of excellence, visiting faculty and other key engagements. “We have a track record of 100% placements (at Ecole Centrale School of Engineering) and we will offer the same level of learning to people across liberal arts to qualify for similar high quality jobs,” said C.P. Gurnani, managing director and CEO, Tech Mahindra.
Mahindra University was advised by the government of Telangana.