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Dr. Shri APJ Abdul Kalam addresses the young engineering students of MEC

Development through Empowerment; Management style should be more of delegation, faculty to focus on innovation, were some of the salient points of the speech

Mahindra École Centrale(MEC) College of Engineering, an Indo-French Technology institution based in Hyderabad, hosted Dr. Shri  APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India. Dr. Kalam addressed the young engineering students of MEC and faculty.

Mr. Shivanand Raja(Vice President Tech Mahindra) and MR. A S Murthy(CIO, Tech Mahindra) Prof Sanjay Dhande (Director of MEC), Prof Didier ( Dean of Academics MEC), Mrs. Shailaja Ramaiyer ( Vice Chancellor JNTUH)  welcomedDr. Shri  APJ Abdul Kalam.  

Dr. Kalam also interacted with student and faculty. He said that India is a knowledge society and we should strive to be a member of this society. His views were also focused on Development through Empowerment; Management style should be more of delegation, he said.

MEC Faculty should have a six month of Interdisciplinary project focusing on Innovation, suggested Dr. Shri  APJ Abdul Kalam. 

“Dr. Kalam can be introduced in three letters QID wherin Q stands for Quality, I stands for innovation and D stands for dedication.’’ Said Prof. Sanjay G Dhande, Director, Mahindra École Centrale MEC’s Annual magazine was launched by Dr. Kalam on the occasion.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering is the maiden education venture of the Mahindra Group, known for its values, ethics and transparency. In an environment where it is difficult for the student’s and their guardians to trust any establishment providing education because of the lack of credibility, it is imperative that they have information about quality education providers.This College is a collaboration with Ecole Centrale, the most reputed name in Europe for Engineering (approx 200 yrs old).  One of the seven wonders of the world, Eiffel tower is designed by one of Ecole Centrale’s  alumnus.

The campus of MEC College of Engineering is adjacent to Tech Mahindra Centre and Mahindra SEZ and this is the first time ever that the focus is on “hands on” Engineering education. Like you have Medical Schools attached to Hospitals, so that the students can get first hand exposure, this is the first time that an engineering college is next to industry, so that the students are not isolated but can command “real-life” situations and issues in Engineering

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