With an aim to enhance the higher education sphere in the country, the Mahindra Group has launched Mahindra University (MU), which aims to provide world-class and cutting-edge education in India.
The mission of MU is to develop multi-skilled leaders capable of reflection, innovation, and a commitment to inclusive and sustainable progress.
In order to bring about a change in the higher education space, the University will drive interdisciplinary academic courses, which will include the study of science and technology, along with humanities, ethics and philosophy, and design.
The contemporary curriculum was developed keeping in mind emerging technologies, such as data science, blockchain and data analytics. The plan is to enable students to develop holistically, combining the emotional intelligence (right brain) and artificial intelligence (left brain) paradigms.
Along with studies, encouragement will also be given to extra-curricular activities, such as sports and music, which will help revolutionise higher education for Millennials and help build a hyper-skilled, future-ready talent pool.
According to Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group and chancellor, Mahindra University, high-quality education can transform not just individuals, but also nations.
In line with this belief, Mahindra University will focus on delivering balanced education, which will be a blend of the latest technology and liberal arts. It will help nurture next- generation leaders possessing a holistic world view.
Occupying 130 acres, the multi-disciplinary campus in Hyderabad will offer undergraduate, post graduate and PhD courses.
The University has been launched at a time when the education landscape is evolving and there is a need for a dynamic and empowering approach to education, which beyond business and is at par with the technological demands of the industry globally.
Around 4,000 students and over 300 faculty members are estimated to be in place across the various schools at Mahindra University over the next five years.
The University will also launch the School of Management, School of Law, Indira Mahindra School of Education, School of Media & Liberal Arts, and School of Design in the next four to five years.
The Minerva Fund will offer a scholarship programme, which will ensure that deserving students are given the required support, irrespective of their locations and have access to ace-quality education.
Already equipped with a Supercomputer Lab and an advanced NVidia GPU-based supercomputer, the DGX-1, MU also has one Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI), for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) and a Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure and Systems (CSIS).
Part of the Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI), MU is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Tech Mahindra.