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Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC): Latest News, Events, Photos & Campus Reports

Pratyasha Pratyasha
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Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) is considered to be the best private engineering college in the state of Hyderabad. MEC is an international quality, technology school with assured career progression for engineering aspirants. Every day is like a surprising or a buzzing day at the institute. Read on to know about the events and happenings at the technological institute.


MEC, Hyderabad announces eligibility criterion for B.Tech. Admissions(2020-24)

Mahindra Ecole Centrale

Date: August 13, 2020

Mahindra University’s Ecole Centrale School of Engineering (MEC), Hyderabad, announces the eligibility criterion for admissions to the 4-year B.Tech. programme at its Hyderabad campus for the academic session 2020-2024. The students who apply on www.mechyd.ac.in by the 15th of August 2020, will be eligible for the early round of counselling. Eligible students will be counselled online on the branches available to them and online offers will be rolled out.

Mahindra University is focused on students’ welfare and in these Covid times when the exams JEE Mains and SAT are being cancelled and rescheduled, the students and their guardians are justifiably worried about the admissions of their wards. Our eligibility parameters have therefore included the Boards results to ensure that the eligible students are able to apply without any stress”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Vice Chancellor, Mahindra University.

The admissions will be granted on the basis of either JEE Mains (Qualify in JEE Main examination: and eligible to write the JEE Advanced 2020 exam) or Valid SAT Subject Test Scores or SAT Scores or ACT scores or Class 10+2 exams result (80% or equivalent grade cumulatively in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry Subjects in 10+2 from any Statutory Board).

MEC has a total of around 400 seats available in its B.Tech. Programme offered in 7 academic disciplines - Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Electronics & Computer Engineering, and Computation & Mathematics.MEC’s UG programs in engineering are interdisciplinary in nature. The four-year B.Tech. Degree will empower students with the unique ability to adapt to global engineering challenges and adopt new technologies that would help redefine the future, at the same time creating professionals with the ability to master the complexities of multinational organizations.


Mahindra Ecole Centrale the deadline date to apply for 1st round of online B.Tech Admissions 

Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad

Date:May 01, 2020

The first phase of admissions counselling at Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), Hyderabad for admissions to the 4-year B.Tech programme at its Hyderabad campus for the academic session 2020-2024 is going completely online this year due to the Corona Virus lockdown. Those students who apply online through the admissions portal by the 10th May 2020 will be eligible for this round of counselling. The admissions will be on the basis of the JEE Mains Percentile secured in Jan’20 by the applicant.MEC has a total of 240 seats available in its B.Tech. Programme - 60 each for the four academic disciplines offered - in Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering.

Those students who have a 10+2 or equivalent qualification from any statutory board with 60% aggregate marks in all subjects or equivalent grade for the students from IB or other approved Boards are eligible to apply for admission. The admissions will be granted on the basis of either JEE Mains (Qualify in JEE Main examination and eligible to write the JEE Advanced 2020 exam) or Valid SAT Subject Test Scores or SAT Scores or ACT scores.To apply, a student will have to log on to the application portal and fill application form online.

These are unprecedented times, and the lockdown has left students and their guardians justifiably worried about their educational prospects. We were receiving many queries about the admissions process and requests for an early round of counselling. We at MEC are committed to ensuring students’ safety and have therefore taken the process completely online. May 10th is an early round of admission counselling and the eligible students will be counselled on the branches available and offers will be rolled out”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

MEC offers an interdisciplinary programme in engineering. The four-year B.Tech. Degree will empower students with the unique ability to adapt to global engineering challenges and adopt new technologies that would help redefine the future, at the same time creating professionals with the ability to master the complexities of multinational organizations.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale was established through a high-level Industry and Academia synergy. MEC’s course curriculum has been designed to ensure that the students are multi-faceted, equipped with excellent engineering education and graduate as industry-ready engineers.MEC (Mahindra Ecole Centrale) provides world-class infrastructure to support a strong research program for its students and faculty.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 most demanding engineering challenges of the 21st Century.

To fill in the application form students can click here


Students of Mahindra Ecole Centrale create a live, district-wise, COVID-19 tracker

Mahindra Ecole Centrale

Date:Mar 18, 2020

The students of Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad, under the guidance of its faculty, have developed a live District-wise tracker for COVID-19 cases in India. The website has been developed by the students of MEC: Raghav NS, Ananta Srikar, Rishab Ramanathan, Rohith Gilla, Anchit Sharma and V. Meghana Reddy under the guidance of Mahindra Ecole Centrale faculty Dr. Achal Agrawal, Dr. Bharghava Rajaram and Mr. Raj Narayanan.

The data for the tracker is obtained from credible and reliable sources such as the Ministry of Health, Pharmaceutical Technology, and reputed news outlets. A dedicated team of students has been assigned to pull out data from relevant sources and update the map on the tracker after thorough cross-checking and verification.This is probably the only district-wise tracker in existence. It will prove helpful for people travelling in the country in avoiding virus-prone zones and would also help the authorities to mobilize resources more efficiently.This application can also be installed as a web-app on any smart phone.


Mahindra Ecole Centrale’s Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation organizes its first E-Summit

Date: January 24, 2020

Mahindra Ecole Centrale’s Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in partnership with Hyderabad Angels and AIC-IIIT is organizing its first E-SUMMIT themed ‘Addressing UN Sustainability Goals through Entrepreneurship’.

It is a two-day workshop scheduled to take place in January. The event will bring together successful entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, policymakers, and budding entrepreneurs for the exchange of ideas, and face to face discussions. Dr. Rajkumar Phatate, Professor and Head – Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Mahindra Ecole Centrale is the coordinator for the event. 

A power-packed keynote address, speeches by eminent guests, as well as panel discussion will set and reinforce the tone for the event at MEC E-Summit, which will also feature unique Startup Sprint, a Startup Showcase and a Business Idea Competition. Students and participants will get an opportunity to interact with successful entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors. 

At the core of MEC’s vision lie Entrepreneurship and innovation. We focus on promoting a strong ecosystem by providing mentoring, networking, and funding support. Our E-Summit is a concerted effort to provide an enabling environment wherein the young budding entrepreneurs can meet, learn, and discuss their ideas. We are hopeful that some of these ideas would also be taken towards fruition”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

The Keynote speakers and panelists include Dr. Aravind Chinchure, Founder and CEO of QLEAP Academy, Pune; Mr. Rajesh Jog, Venture Capitalist, Founder, Waygate Capital, and Co-Founder eVentures India; Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav, Managing Partner, Cornerstone Ventures, Mumbai; Ms. Amrutha Valli, Founder of PurpleApple Infosystems; Mr. Ramesh Loganathan, Professor Co-Innovation at IIIT Hyderabad; and several others.

MEC E-Summit will also host an interesting event called Startup Sprint, a Business hackathon. Teams of up to four undergraduate students will be given a topic, and within 48 hours, the teams will have to produce a working prototype and business model/idea to go alongside the prototype. Three teams with the best ideas will be awarded prizes. 

Another event called Startup Showcase will provide a platform for already established or prototype stage startups to showcase their product/service/prototype and validate their ideas with potential customers/ mentors and investors in addition to winning handsome prizes.  

The final event will be a Business Idea Competition wherein creative, and disruptive business ideas that address one of the UN Sustainability Development goals will be considered. The best three business ideas will be awarded prizes.


Mahindra Ecole Centrale to Launch its First AUV “Black Pearl”

MEC AUV Black Pearl

Date: January 9, 2020

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) announces the launch of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) named Black Pearl. Created by MEC students and mentored by their professors, the Black Pearl is a self-propelled, unmanned, untethered underwater vehicle capable of carrying out simple activities with little or no human supervision. Simply put, it is a computer-controlled system (or a Robot) operating underwater.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) operate independently of humans and are self-guiding and self-powered vehicles. AUVs have a wide range of applications in marine sciences and are increasingly being tested and used by commercial, civil and defence sectors. Being the most complicated in-house projects to take shape at Mahindra Ecole Centrale, it inherits innovative integration of computer science, mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering.

“Our students continue to exhibit strong interests in R&D and creativity in building workable prototype devices and gadgets for different segments. Black Pearl is another such product where the students and their academic and research mentors worked tirelessly at our Centre for Robotics and created a robust Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. We are very proud to be creating New Engineers who work on complex projects, sharpen their technical and project management skills becoming more competitive, innovative and future-ready, true to the “Rise” philosophy of the Mahindra Group”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

Prof. Arya Kumar Bhattacharya, Dean R&D, MEC, ensured knowledge sharing and mentoring on principles of system engineering went a long way in enabling the near-flawless output within pre-set timelines. Faculty mentor, Dr. Sebastian Uppapalli of the Mechanical Engineering Department at MEC tirelessly mentored the students assigned to the project. The team primarily responsible for creating the AUV included Naval Pattar (Fabrication), Nishith (Design), Pulkit (Simulations), Suresh (Control and Embedded Systems), Srikanth Gadde (Control and Embedded Systems), Kartikeya (Vision Systems) while the overall project was led by Sai Madhavan (Team Lead), and Sai Kiran Kumar (Deputy Team Lead).

About Black Pearl:

Weighing 19.6 Kgs, the machine is a fully autonomous operation and carries power onboard through a Lithium Polymer Battery. Powered by NVidia Jetson Nano Single board computer and Arduino microcontroller, MEC’s Black Pearl is a free-swimming, untethered robot boasting of a Logical 270 vertical camera and Raspberry Pi V2 horizontal camera to take good quality images. Nearly INR 370000 were spent in developing the vehicle in-house.


Mahindra Ecole Centrale signs an MoU with Government of Telangana

Mahindra Ecole Centrale Events

Date: January 3, 2020

Government of Telangana and Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering, Hyderabad, recently signed an MoU in the area of Artificial intelligence (AI). As per the MoU, Mahindra Ecole Centrale will provide skill development and consultancy in the AI segment and extend its Supercomputer Lab facilities for individuals and startups to build compelling propositions and solutions in the area of Artificial Intelligence.

“Public-Private Partnerships and sharing of resources is the way to learn and move forward in the future. The government of Telangana is committed to building a startup ecosystem and we are happy to partner with the Government in helping the young entrepreneurs undertake even bigger strides in the area of Artificial Intelligence. MEC’s focus on setting up world-class labs for the people researching/working in the segment will hopefully create a viable AI ecosystem in the state and the country at large”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale launched its Supercomputer Lab in August 2019 and is already working on several projects on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. In order to address the requirements for faster computing performance and providing a robust platform for Deep Learning & Analytics and multi-disciplinary engineering simulations, the MEC Supercomputer lab was established at the MEC campus.

The Supercomputer Lab supports high-intensity computations both for Artificial Intelligence applications and for complex simulations in physical sciences and engineering, covering different aspects of fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, electromagnetics, integrated and optimized engineering design, molecular physics, and related fields. 


MEC organizes 3rd International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Science

MEC Events

Date: December 17, 2019

The 3rd International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Science (ICMLDS 2019) technically co-sponsored by ACM Digital Library was held at Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), Hyderabad recently. The two-day conference focused on algorithms, systems, applied, and research aspects of Machine Learning and Data Science.

ICMLDS 2019 brought together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, government and featured multiple eminent speakers and presentations of peer-reviewed original research papers and exhibits.

Mr. Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education, Government of Telangana, inaugurated the conference. Prof. Prafulla Kalapatapu, from the Computer Science department at MEC and Prof. Sartaj Sahni, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Florida, was the General Co-chairs of the conference.

Delivering the welcome address, Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale said, "MEC is proud to be hosting the third ICMLDS and we are happy that some of the biggest names in the industry are partnering with the conference. Machine Learning, Big Data, and Data Sciences are so much a part of our lives today that we barely even notice them or realize the breakthrough scientific research that made them possible. We at MEC are committed to partnering research in the segment and have set up a specialized Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Research Centre on campus".

In his inauguration address, Mr. Mittal focused on the coming together of a truly international community for the ICMLDS 2019 including many renowned global experts of Machine Learning and Data Sciences. He reiterated that the whole field is getting increasingly integrated into our lives. He also stated that in the Government of India's Smart Cities Project, increased use of ML & Data Integration is helping us avoid wastage and is instrumental in keeping us safe.

The main speakers over the two days included Prof Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California, Sri Ram D. Sriram, Chief, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Prof Srinivas Aluru, Georgia Institute of Technology, Prof Rama Govindaraju, Director of Engineering, Google AI, Prof Ananth Kalyanaraman, Pullman, WA, Prof Dhabaleswar K. Panda, The Ohio State University, Prof Laxmidhar Behera, IIT Kanpur, Prof Sanjay Ranka, University of Florida, Mr. Ananda Deshmukh, Lead AI, TechM, Prof Arya K Bhattacharya, Dean Research, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, among others.


MEC to organize an info-session for its B.Tech. program

Date: December 14, 2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering is organizing an Information Session for B.Tech aspirants in Noida, Delhi NCR on December 15, 2019. MEC will share details of admissions to the 4 year B.Tech program at its Hyderabad campus for the academic batch 2020-2024 with prospective students and their parents.

  • Venue: Tech Mahindra Ltd., A-6, A block road, B block, Sector 64, Noida 
  • Time: between 10:30 am and 12 noon

Dr. Aditya Abburi, Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering will address the students and their guardians and answer any queries.

About MEC

Formed in collaboration with Ecole Centrale Paris (now CentraleSupelec) and JNTU Hyderabad, MEC is an international quality, technology school set up in Hyderabad for engineering aspirants. Key aspects of education at MEC are the focus on multi-disciplinary knowledge, personality development, and critical-creative thinking. MEC is approved by AICTE and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, a premier institution with academic and research-oriented courses.

“At Mahindra Ecole Centrale, our vision is to become an institution playing a significant role in the global dynamics of research, development and higher learning in science, technology, and liberal arts, where students are motivated to attain their true potential and global leadership. The Info-session will take aspirants and their parents through a comprehensive module that showcases the MEC differentiation. We provide a holistic, futuristic and integrated curriculum that ensures that the student is equipped with international best practices in his subject of study, learns through “doing” and has the best of the industry to mentor him”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

About MEC B.Tech Program

MEC has a total of 240 seats available in its B.Tech Program - 60 each for the four courses offered - in Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

The four-year B.Tech. Degree will shape students with the unique ability to adapt to global engineering challenges and adopt new technologies that would help redefine the future, at the same time creating professionals with the ability to master the complexities of multinational organizations.


MEC Hyderabad concludes another smashing edition of its Inter-college Fest ‘Aether’

MEC Hyderabad
Date: November 15, 2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad, presented the fifth edition of AETHER, a technological cum cultural inter-college festival recently. More than 200 students from over 25 colleges participated in the fest. A total of 12 cultural events and 5 technical events took place in the power and adrenalin-packed two days.

“MEC’s Aether is already recognized as an event that gets the finest intellectual and cultural activities going for students from colleges across India. As usual, this Aether 2019 included a swirl of eclectic technical and cultural events and we were happy to host a large number of students on our campus”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

The creative events included Mastershot, a film making a contest that focused on the participants’ creative and critical thinking skills to create a short film from scratch. Battle of Bands focused on the quality of music, versatility and crowd interaction. Groove, showcased the dancing talents of the teams.

Bridgeit, the bridge design competition was a big draw as was the hackathon MECHacks on the theme of Augmented Reality. Point Blanc, Aether’s intercollege eSports, and gaming convention witnessed an amazing turnout from the like-minded. Cicada, the lateral thinking puzzle game, and Reverse Coding, a contest to crack codes underneath the program, also elicited great response.

Cultural Events included Aether Quiz, Brain Wars (Puzzle-solving game), Character Collision (Story writing contest), Devil’s Advocate (defending an unpopular theme/idea), Filmy Fungama (Movie Trivia game), Beat the Clock (Completing tasks within a stipulated time), Guesstimate (fun guessing game), Newkonomy (A market simulation game), Unclue (a murder mystery treasure hunt), What’s Poppin (a clue based game focusing on seeing, hearing and acting) and  Slam Poetry (Quick poetry contest)All these events were keenly contested and the event winners also took away handsome prize purses as well as goodies.


MEC Hyderabad creates an Electric Vehicle Technology (EVT) Laboratory on campus

Date: October 24, 2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), an international engineering college based at Hyderabad has set up an Electric Vehicle Technology (EVT) laboratory at its campus. This laboratory will work towards the scientific and technological aspects of green and clean mobility. Students from all streams of Engineering at MEC will work on the design, development, and testing of electric vehicles.

“Clean Mobility has been given high priority by the Government of India and we at MEC are also committed to working towards finding solutions for issues of national interest. Electric Vehicles are the future and so are fast charging Li-Ion batteries (this year’s Nobel Prize-winning topic in Chemistry) as well as energy sources to power these vehicles. MEC’s EVT lab will work on these and more and will research all aspects that will propel this technology sector. We are looking at tying up with relevant partners to work on exciting live projects together”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

The EVT lab will mainly focus on aspects of mechanical, electrical and embedded systems. Under the mechanical segment, the laboratory will focus on Thermal Management Systems for batteries, testing facility to analyse and optimize the battery characteristics under different running conditions, development of robust battery management system, transmission system of an EV, methods of recycling and reuse of spent battery, new materials to serve as catalyst of Li-ion battery and new energy source technology for EVs.

From the electrical engineering perspective, the focus on MEC’s EVT lab will be on Electric motor control, Power Electronic Converters, Battery charging technology, robust charging infrastructure, and regenerative braking system. It is expected that the Embedded system and intra, as well as inter-vehicle communication, will be also be investigated in the near future.


Mahindra Ecole Centrale launches a specialized Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory

Date: October 17, 2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale, an international Engineering college, based at Hyderabad announces the setting up of a Specialized Automotive Systems & internal Combustion Engine (AIC) Laboratory at its campus. This lab aims to introduce undergraduate students to the working of various automobile and its power train, the IC Engine.

“At MEC, our emphasis is to provide an enabling atmosphere to our young students and provide an atmosphere where they can learn by doing as well as research relevant areas. Our AIC laboratory is well equipped to handle cutting edge research initiatives and we hope that it will help our engineering students to immerse themselves in the latest equipment and technologies and come up with innovative solutions to current day auto issues”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

Starting from a ready-to-drive automobile, down to its various sub-systems and components, this facility will have the entire gamut of automotive and IC engine related equipment. A vehicle inspection pit is also planned. Performance testing of IC Engines will be the other major focus of this lab. Separate equipment for functional multi-cylinder Spark Ignition (SI) and Compression Ignition (CI) engines, with dynamometer loading, and essential add-ons for data acquisition, and fuel & emissions characterization are also planned.

The lab will have high-end equipment that would include Ready-to-drive 25 tonnes HCV, 6 tonnes LCV chassis and engine aggregates, Aggregates such as Power Train (Chassis, Engine, Transmission, Axles, Tyres) with cut sections (and motorized for demo), Brakes, Cooling System, Steering, After Treatment Systems, Fuel Characterization and Emissions Measurement Facilities.


Mahindra Ecole Centrale launches its Supercomputer Lab

Date: September 19, 2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), an international engineering college based at Hyderabad, launches its Supercomputer Lab. MEC has a strong research focus, and several projects on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are already underway at the campus. To address the requirements for faster computing performance and to provide a robust platform for deep learning & analytics and multi-disciplinary engineering simulations, the MEC Supercomputer lab was created at the campus.

The Supercomputer Lab supports high-intensity computations both for Artificial Intelligence applications and for complex simulations in physical sciences and engineering covering different aspects of fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, electromagnetics, integrated and optimized engineering design, molecular physics, and related fields.

“To be a success in today’s rapidly evolving technological scenario, it is imperative that we expose our students with the latest technological advancements and get them to work on the best of products available globally. The MEC Supercomputer Lab comprises of the DGX-1 supercomputer platform that includes a complex stack of components and software including AI Deep Learning frameworks, libraries, and drivers. Our students will be trained on this platform that forms the base for most globally recognized initiatives”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

The DGX-1 heart of the MEC Supercomputer Lab is reinforced with several CPU Servers that can be seamlessly scaled up in numbers. Fast Infiniband-based network connectivity is in the process of installation to connect these servers so that CPU-based parallelism can also be attained for simulations not attuned to GPU processing.

A Dassault-Systemes based 3D-Experience package is also being installed in this lab. This package is an overlay on a suite of software that includes CATIA, DELPHI and other related modules, and facilitates Augmented Reality – Virtual Reality based immersive experience. A set of 30 Workstations coupled with a Server are being installed and linked to the other platforms of this laboratory for the facilitation of the complete 3D-Experience package. This will enable the attainment of a 3D-Experience Centre of Excellence at this lab.

The Supercomputer Laboratory is home to two of MEC’s Centers of Excellence: Artificial Intelligence and 3D-Experience. At the core of this is, of course, massive computing power, enabled by the DGX-1 Supercomputer, multiple powerful Servers, and a set of 30Workstations, all interconnected through a high-speed data communication network. These co-located CoEs can themselves be the trigger for a new and unique experience in an Indian Research Institution, namely, the coupling of AI with the world of engineering in multiple new and creative ways of which visionaries can see possibilities that have yet to be manifested in the mundane world.


Mahindra Ecole Centrale organizes a National Undergraduate Research Symposium URS@MEC2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale

Date:September 12, 2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering organized its second annual Undergraduate Research symposium URS@MEC 2019. URS at MEC has grown from internal research focused symposium to a national platform for showcasing the research across Undergraduate colleges. Over 300 students participated in the second URS@MEC2019. 12 Oral presentations and 30 Posters were presented on the research work carried out by the participants during their B. Tech.

The keynote addresses were delivered to packed auditoriums by Prof. Ajoy Ghatak, Eminent Professor, IIT Delhi, who spoke on Relativity and Dr. Sriram Birudavolu, CEO - Cyber Security Centre of Excellence DSCI (A NASSCOM Initiative), who spoke on startups and entrepreneurship for young engineers.

The highlights of the MEC Undergraduate Symposium were concurrent events that kept the participants enthralled. Prizes worth INR 65000 were distributed to the winners in various contests held during URS@2019.

MEC Club Enigma, in association with Machine Learning Group of Tech Mahindra, organized a 12-hour coding challenge. This was to test the coding skills of undergraduates of B.Tech and encourage students to solve complex problems at one go. A “Startup Idea Contest” was organized by the Entrepreneurial and Innovation Centre (EIC) at MEC. This was judged by an eminent panel comprising of eminent entrepreneurs and leaders that included Dr. Srinivas A (Founder Director, AIPER), Mr. Raghavendra Prasad (Director & Co-founder, Fairgate Advisory Solutions) and Mr. Sricharan Lakkaraju (CEO, Stumagz- listed as Forbes 30 under 30). One of the winning teams was offered spot investments by the jury panel. In addition, the 4 Winning teams will be mentored by Dr. Rajkumar Phatate, Head Centre for Entrepreneurship at MEC, and if they lead to a startup, it will be incubated at MEC.

“In 2018, going by the amazing response that we had received to our first-ever Undergraduate symposium, we had decided to take it national. URS@MEC 2019 witnessed the participation of teams from across the country that showcased their research work undertaken at the undergraduate level. As we grow to become a global economy and the third-largest in the world, it is this culture of research and innovation at the campuses and mentoring of the students that will help us excel in global tech and take an undisputed position on the world stage”, says Prof. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.


MEC organizes its First National Conference on Futuristic Approaches in Civil Engineering (FACE)

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC)

Date:September 3, 2019

Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad organized its First National Conference on Futuristic Approaches in Civil Engineering, FACE 2019. The stated objective of the Civil Engineering Department for the conference was to connect the past and current practices with future approaches and technologies.

Mr. P Ravinder Rao, Engineer in Chief, Roads & Buildings Department, Government of Telangana, and Managing Director, TSRDC graced the event as the Chief Guest. Renowned experts like Dr. Satish Chandra, Director, CSIR-CRRI, Dr. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI, Dr. Ligy Philip, Professor, IIT Madras, Dr. KVL Subramaniam, Professor, IIT Hyderabad, and Dr. Uma Shankar, Associate Professor, IIT Hyderabad delivered the keynote lectures at the conference.

“At Mahindra Ecole Centrale, our constant focus is to contribute back to the domains that we operate in meaningfully. We take pride in the fact that our first national conference on FACE not only presented the best developments in the field of Civil Engineering but also focused on sustainability. We will be coming out with books on the proceedings so that practitioners can benefit from the key takeaways at the conference”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

The participants at the conference contributed papers and presentations under the categories “Structural engineering,” “Geotechnical and transportation engineering” and “Environmental and water resources engineering,” and the proceedings will be published in three book volumes by Springer. Faculty of Civil Engineering Department, Dr. Saladi SV Subbarao, and Dr. Hariprasad Chennarapu convened the conference with Dr. Deepti Avirneni and Dr. Arun Narayan as Co-Convenors.


MEC College of Engineering organizes its 2nd Convocation Ceremony

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering organized the second edition of its convocation ceremony. The event saw a participating of 218 graduated, where the engineers of the 2015-2019 batch received their degrees.

MEC Hyderabad
Date: July 31, 2019

The convocation was held in the MEC Campus at Bahadurpally, Hyderabad, which was graced by Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao as the Chief Guest. Shri Vineet Nayyar,  as Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions and Chairman, Executive Committee, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, and Shri CP Gurnani, Managing Director and CEO, Tech Mahindra as Member, Executive Committee (MEI), conferred degrees upon the second batch of graduating students during the convocation.

Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Vice-Chancellor in-charge, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad and Principal Secretary of the Industries and Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Government of Telangana and Police Commissioner Cyberabad Police were special invitees. Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao also inaugurated the new NVIDIA Supercomputer-based high-performance computation (HPC) Laboratory and the e-Mahindra Business Incubation Centre.

Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) in his address called upon its graduating students to give their best to their chosen profession and do MEC proud. He said “We at MEC are focused on giving a holistic education so that our students become well-rounded professionals. We will continue to provide guidance and mentorship to young engineers and hope that the students will excel in whatever they undertake”.

Shri Jayesh Ranjan was highly appreciative of the excellent training imparted to engineering students at MEC on new generation technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Robotics, etc. and said: “I am happy to note the focused attempt of MEC faculty to provide exposure to these frontier technologies and their applications to the students”. He expects that the students will gain immensely from such exposure.

Shri. Vineet Nayyar, Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions and Chairman, Executive Committee, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, said, "At the Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering, we train students to leverage next-generation technologies, along with teaching liberal arts and soft skills like Humanities, Economics, History, Cinema and Philosophy, making of topical documentary films, communication skills, etc. - so that the students can relate technical sciences to the real business environment. Our goal is to shape leaders of tomorrow by offering best in class education and job opportunities.”

Shri CP Gurnani said “Providing the young workforce with a platform where they can learn to leverage disruptive technologies is key to drive innovation and future business growth. Through Mahindra Ecole Centrale, we aim at bringing industry and academia together to address the skill gap in the industry today and foster a future-ready talent pool." With the intent to build upon next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, Tech Mahindra assisted Supercomputer Lab of Mahindra Ecole Centrale is created out of the baseline requirements for supporting high-performance computations for AI research and applications by incorporating Machine learning, Deep learning, and Data Science”.

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