Comment from Prof. Vijaysekhar Chellaboina, Deputy Dean - Academics, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad on union budget 2017

Comment from Prof. Vijaysekhar Chellaboina, Deputy Dean - Academics, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad on union budget 2017

“The focus of the Government on the youth of the country is commendable, and this is palpable with their continued focus on the education sector and the desperate need for reforms here. The only way to measure the quality of education is by measuring expected outcomes and hence the focus on learning outcomes is commendable. Setting up the innovation fund for secondary education segment is also a welcome step. The fact that Skill India Mission continues to be centrestage in the scheme of things of the FM also underlines the importance on Skilling India for the future.

Autonomy of educational institutes are essential for innovation in learning as well as research and hence the proposed reforms in UGC with a focus on accreditation and rankings are revolutionary steps that have the capability of transforming the higher education arena in the country, making it more globally competitive. All in all, a very positive budget for the Education sector”

About MEC 

Mahindra Ecole Centrale(MEC) college of engineering is an international technology school, that marks the foray of the USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group into the higher education sector. Mahindra Educational Institutions, the wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra Group’s IT venture, Tech Mahindra, collaborated with École Centrale Paris - now CentraleSupélec - in 2014, to establish MEC in India. Ecole Centrale Paris (now CentraleSupélec) is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutions in France with a heritage that goes back to nearly 200 years. MEC is approved by AICTE and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, a premier institution with academic and research-oriented courses.

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 rich industry-academic background, global exposure and research focus ensures that the content remains contemporary, aligned to the global business requirements. MEC is committed to providing world-class infrastructure to support a strong research vision in thrust areas such as Energy, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Transportation, Materials, and Defence.

Based in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad, MEC is situated in a sprawling green campus of 130acres flanked by the Tech Mahindra Technology Centre and Tech Mahindra SEZ. MEC has an intake of 240 for its 4 year B.Tech Program(60 seats for each of the four courses–Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering).