Bhubaneshwar (India) and Warren(NJ) - September 22, 2015 - Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company today launched a state-of-the-art Global Learning & Delivery Center at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. The facility, named Mindtree Kalinga, was inaugurated by Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha.
Built on a 20-acre campus, Mindtree Kalinga takes young engineers through a 90-day learning program to create a digital workforce for the future. The fully-immersive learning program, is designed for deep learning, collaboration and inquisitiveness. The teaching methodology incorporates a peer-based, experiential learning style inspired by teaching methods of ancient Nalanda, the HIVE model from Harvard University, TEAL model from MIT and experiments at the Khan Academy. Every year, 2,500 Mindtree Minds will be trained here as the core element of their competence building.
Mindtree Kalinga is built on four layers of infrastructure – Physical, Digital, Intellectual and Emotional, to create a convivial and collaborative learning atmosphere. The entire center is “Internet of Things” enabled, equipped with advanced technology to enhance the learning experience of the engineers. It uses digital-age learning concepts, dividing students from diverse ethnicities and varied cultural experiences into cohorts of eight to foster collaboration. Groups work on real projects to solve engineering problems; enabling them to strengthen their sense of innovation while problem solving.
Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Mindtree, said, "Mindtree Kalinga will enable us to shape the minds of our future workforce by reviving curiosity, igniting courage and fostering responsibility. Today’s youth are digital-natives who need a more immersive, peer-based learning experience to create meaningful solutions that positively impact the world around them. With this program, our aim is help today’s tech-savvy workforce to meaningfully use technology with an engineering, business and social mindset.”
Apart from the Global Learning Center, Mindtree Kalinga will be a Center of Excellence for the Insurance Domain. It will provide specialized and innovative solutions to digitally transform Mindtree’s global insurance industry clients. Mindtree Kalinga, with an investment of $20 million in the construction of its first phase, is designed to reflect a blend of the digital future of man with ancient Odishan architecture at the core. It is landscaped with local flora comprising of endangered species. The smart campus uses digital technologies effectively for efficient consumption of resources through sensors that span all areas. Unique construction methods have been used to make it an inspiring example of sustainability.
Mindtree [NSE: MINDTREE] delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. “Born digital,” Mindtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customized solutions across the digital value chain. At the same time, our deep expertise in infrastructure and applications management helps optimize your IT into a strategic asset. Whether you need to differentiate your company, reinvent business functions or accelerate revenue growth, we can get you there. Visit www.mindtree.com to learn more