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Mindtree teams up with R V College of Engineering (RVCE) to take industry closer to academia

Collaboration addresses “Testing as a Career Path” vision through successful launch and execution of Software Testing course as part of the core syllabus

Bangalore, INDIA, March 23, 2011:

MindTree Limited, a global IT Solutions and Product Engineering Services company, today announced that it has successfully completed the pilot execution of a Software Testing course at R V College of Engineering (RVCE) in Bangalore as part of the core syllabus for the final year Information Science and Engineering (ISE) students. MindTree designed and developed the entire curriculum of this course in association with ISE department faculty with VTU’s (Vishweshwaraya Technological University) guidelines as baseline.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our partnership with MindTree” said Dr. Ramakanthkumar, Head of the ISE department, RVCE. “The unique thing about this engagement is that the entire program was designed and executed by the practitioners with vast industry experience and a passion for Software Testing. These Practitioners made these classes extremely interesting to the students, as they explained every concept with real life examples. Dr. Ramakanthkumar said, “I am very happy that apart from our students, MindTree also trained our staff on the core topics, such as test automation and tools. The results have been declared and I am proud to share that we have achieved a100% success rate. We value this association and want to take it to the next level. MindTree has graciously accepted our request to be part of our Board of Studies.” The Principal, Dr. B. S. Satyanarayana, added that “the collaboration with MindTree was in-line with the institution efforts to establish a strong industry-academia linkage.”

This initiative aligns perfectly with MindTree’s overall value system and passion of being socially responsible and reiterates its position as a Knowledge Enterprise.

“We are passionate about such academia affiliation, which benefit students at the grass roots level who will be shaping the future of our industry. We are committed towards this relationship with RVCE and plan to contribute to other progressive academic institutions in coming years” said Anand Rao Ladi, Vice President and Head of Testing business, MindTree. He added, MindTree is a strong advocate of “Testing as a Career path” and these academia relationships help us address the issues from the grassroots level”.

MindTree's Testing team delivers testing services to global customers that span across various Industry domains. The various services offered are Test Consulting, Product Testing, Automation, Performance Engineering, Security Testing, and others across a wide spectrum of technologies, solution-areas, and products.

About RVCE

The R V College of Engineering is Karnataka’s No. 1 college with a vision to be “ Leadership in quality technical education, research, innovation through teamwork, with a focus on development of sustainable and inclusive technology“ was established in 1963 by Rashtreeya Shikhsana Samithi Trust (RSST) with three engineering branches namely Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical. Today RVCE offers 12 Bachelor programmes in Engineering, 18 Master programmes and Doctoral programmes by most of the departments. Most of our programmes are accredited by NBA and the college has been selected under the world bank TEQUIP grants under phase-2. Please visit us at http://www.rvce.edu.in/

About Mindtree

MindTree is a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company. It is acknowledged as the best mid-size software services Company out of India for its emphasis on culture, customer centricity and corporate governance.MindTree is ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners in 2010. MindTree is ranked 13th in NASSCOM’s listing of the Top IT Software and Services Exporters in India (excluding BPO). It was ranked No. 2 in Asia and declared the overall winner in India in the Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll for 2009. MindTree is ranked 19th amongst IT services companies by IAOP in their annual list of the Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.

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Debi Senapati
Mindtree
+91 99805 56784
Debi.senapati@mindtree.com

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