Tech Mahindra Ltd., signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) to partner in knowledge enrichment, hiring, industry-faculty collaboration and to share mutual information technology(IT) expertise.
Key initiatives of this collaboration will focus on several different elements like partnership on the Advisory Board, Capability Development, Student Capstone Projects and Internships, Publication, Product and Patent Support, Potential Recruitment into Tech Mahindra, Industry Visits and conducting workshops, Webinars, Seminars and Events.
Through this partnership, Tech Mahindra will help arm UNO students and faculty with the latest digital capabilities and in-demand skills needed to join the workforce. The students and the faculty will gain access to Tech Mahindra’s expertise in new digital technologies through regular speaker events, webinars, and hackathons. Tech Mahindra will also work closely with the students and faculty on proof-of-concepts, whitepapers and research projects. In addition, Tech Mahindra will offer workshops and industry visits to allow students to experience the practical side of working in Information Technology and digital industry.
Lakshmanan Chidambaram, President, Americas Strategic Verticals, Tech Mahindra, said, “Our collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha will provide a platform for innovation, arising out of technology research and help in solving real-world business problems by leveraging digital solutions. It will give us several opportunities for joint pursuits, especially in the area of research and technology. Tech Mahindra already has a development center in the region, and with this initiative we look forward to further cultivate our already existing 2 decade strong association with Omaha.”
Tech Mahindra aims to attract a diverse range of individuals and competencies from the local Omaha, Nebraska area and equip them with digital skills required for working with cyber security, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.
Sandeep Khajuria, Sr. VP, Tech Mahindra, said, “Our partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha presents an opportunity to bring together the best of both worlds in the region —UNO’s academic excellence and Tech Mahindra’s real-world technology expertise. We are excited to work with the students and faculty not only to help support their research projects, but also to train them in practical, cutting-edge digital skills in order to help create a future-ready technology workforce. We believe that the UNO and the city of Omaha are key centres of innovation in the Midwestern Unites States and look forward to playing our part in helping them grow.”
Deepak Khazanchi, Associate Dean, University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), said, “We’re incredibly excited to launch a meaningful partnership with a global IT company like Tech Mahindra. Combined with our unique multidisciplinary approach to IT education and research, this partnership will help further engage our students and faculty with new and innovative opportunities.