We support all our Mindtree Minds by providing learning and development opportunities that start with immersion programs, such as the one at Kalinga, and span their entire careers. Our flagship corporate learning center in Bhubaneswar, India, opened in March 2015 as the embodiment of Mindtree’s commitment to learning.
The program at Kalinga was designed to fill any knowledge gaps between new Mindtree Minds’ university curriculums and the skills they need in today’s technology marketplace. They learn the engineering tactic of using technology to solve a problem. At the same time, we introduce them to the foundational values of our company: collaborative spirit, unrelenting dedication and expert thinking.
The Mindtree approach
Kalinga’s mission is to encourage curiosity, ignite courage and foster responsibility. We instill and encourage these values early because they differentiate us as a company.
We believe that curiosity should be nurtured throughout a career. Curiosity inspires Mindtree Minds to seek new knowledge and to question existing processes. New Mindtree Minds are taught courage as the ability to stand up for their values, challenge belief systems and even risk failure. Courage also requires the integrity to take responsibility for your actions. This kind of accountability includes environmental stewardship: At Kalinga, Mindtree Minds can participate in energy and water conservation, horticulture or social impact programs via Individual Social Responsibility initiatives.
Good stewardship is modeled for our students through the campus itself. Kalinga is one of the world’s most sustainably built and maintained residential campuses. Kalinga earned Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the India Green Building Council. All 272,000 square feet of Phase 1 campus structures were built with mud bricks made from soil excavated during construction. Reliance on rainwater and use of passive cooling systems keep facility operations energy- and waterneutral.