India Education Diary | Tuesday, February 02, 2016 |
Hyderabad: Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering, an Indo-French Technology School, based at Hyderabad, organized Internship Connect 2016 held over the weekend at MEC campus. Internship connect is a model platform that brings together Industry representatives and students of MEC, with the intent of enabling Internships for students in reputed and leading industry houses. The sessions provided an opportunity for students to get to understand business expectations and processes, industry standards and requirements and also to interact with industry leaders in a dialogue that would make a substantial difference to their future career prospects. Leading French and Indian companies participated in the Internship connect program. These included ATOS, VICAT, L&T Constructions, SGD Cogent, Nibble Matrix and others.
ATOS is a France headquartered digital services business with annual revenue of € 12 billion and around 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Atos serves a global client base and provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry.
VICAT Group has over 7,700 employees working in three core divisions, Cement, Concrete & Aggregates and Other Products & Services, which generated consolidated sales of €2,423 million in 2014 and operates in 11 countries including India.
Nibble MATRIX, founded in 2014 is a leading software company that helps small and medium size restaurants to embrace the digital revolution by offering mobile and internet food ordering. The focus is on providing complete online food ordering system, branded mobile apps for online food ordering, end to end billing (Point of Sale), stock inventory management, and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions.
SGD Cogent Glass is a India’s leading manufacturer of moulded glass Type I vials, tubular vials and ampoules for the pharma industry. French SGD Group, the global leader in glass packaging for perfumery, cosmetics and pharmacy with revenues of over € 750 Mn. acquired a majority shareholding in the company in 2015.
L&T Construction, part of the US$ 15 Billion L&T Group, is India’s largest construction organization and ranked among the world’s top 30 contractors. Over the last seven decades, the company has been transforming cityscapes and landscapes with structures of immense size and grandeur. The company’s capabilities span the entire gamut of construction – civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering – and its services extend to all core sector industries and infrastructure projects.
“The Internship Connect is a unique event that has been specially designed to help our students understand the real requirements of the industry by formal interaction as well as a strong direct personal interaction. MEC believes that even the young 2nd year engineering students need to understand the ground realities of what the industry requires of them and they will gain immensely from regular interactions and formal internships beginning now”, says Prof. TS Krishnamurthy, Director and Head-Industry connect, Mahindra Ecole Centrale. “CentraleSupelec has been organizing an internship fair for the past several years with the aim to foster dialogue between students and companies, and to give the opportunity to organzations to propose internships for students, based on their interest and profiles. In the same spirit, we at MEC have started the internship connect program, wherein the students can understand the requirements of the organizations, seek internships and learn on the job”, says Prof. Frederic Genty, Dean- Research, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.
MEC’s vision is to train engineers, both men and women, to be entrepreneurial and innovative with good leadership qualities, so that they are capable of meeting the greatest engineering challenges of 21st Century. 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 industry-academic background, global exposure and research focus ensures that the content remains contemporary, aligned to the global business requirements. MEC (Mahindra Ecole Centrale) provides world-class infrastructure to support a strong research program in the thrust areas such as Energy, Environment, Communications, Computing, Transportation, Industrial Engineering and Materials. – Courtesy