Tech Mahindra and CET Unveil AI Based CoE in Bhubaneswar

By Tanya Aneja

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  • The inauguration was done in the presence of Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Tech Mahindra and CET
  • The main objective of the MoU is to upskill young students by familiarizing them with new-age technologies like AI

Tech Mahindra Ltd. and College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar has announced today the inauguration of a Center of Excellence (CoE) within the college campus to train young graduates in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

“The collaboration between Tech Mahindra and CET (College of Engineering and Technology) to build the Center of Excellence powered by Artificial Intelligence is a step towards fulfilling our dream to make Odisha one of the top three investment destinations in the country,” said Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha.

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He further added, “It is also an opportunity for our youth and young professionals to leverage next-generation technologies to drive innovation and create sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.

“Tech Mahindra’s collaboration with the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Odisha, is a step towards enabling our young workforce to create smart and sustainable solutions for the future by leveraging next-generation technologies like Artificial Intelligence,” said CP Gurnani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra.

He added, “The state-of-the-art Center of Excellence (CoE) will help tap the immense potential of the students to address the evolving technology needs of local industries, besides significantly improving their skills and future employability.”

The inauguration was done in the presence of Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Tech Mahindra and CET. The main objective of the MoU is to upskill young students by familiarizing them with new-age technologies like AI and equipping them with the knowledge of applying these technologies in everyday life.

As part of the MoU, the CoE will serve as a platform to incubate new solutions that will leverage cutting-edge AI technology through proof of concepts (PoC), to develop business use cases that are impacting manufacturing industries, public service organizations, etc.

The Tech Mahindra facility said that it will provide additional employment in the BPO sector for the state. They will also help the skilled-In-Odisha youth seeking an opportunity in the international business domain. The company has also started operations in its state-of-the-art facility for international Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) operations at Fortune Tower, Bhubaneshwar.

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