The first batch of 218 engineers graduated from Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of Engineering at a glittering convocation ceremony.

The ceremony for the 2014-2018 batch was held at the Tech Mahindra Learning World, Infocity, Hyderabad, which had eminent personalities from industry and academia in attendance.

Degrees were conferred by the chief guests – Uday Kotak, Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Vineet Nayyar, Chairman, Mahindra Educational Institutions and Chairman, Executive Committee, Mahindra École Centrale; and CP Gurnani, Member, Executive Committee (MEI), Managing Director and CEO, Tech Mahindra .

“It is not enough to be a top class engineer, it is equally important to be a business leader. A holistic education is quintessential in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. At MEC, we train students in Humanities, Economics, History, Philosophy; so they can relate technical sciences to the real business environment,” Nayyar said.

With the focus on next-generation technologies, a Blockchain Program Course will soon be introduced with assistance from Tech Mahindra for the students of MEC.

“Today’s challenges are not just local or global; they are an amalgamation of the two and can be described as Glocal. To find solutions to these challenges the need for knowledge sharing is not just across domains but also borders, has become the need of the hour,” said Dr Yajulu Medury, Director, MEC.

MEC was established in 2014. It offers programmes in computer science, electrical and electronics, mechanical and civil engineering.

Mahindra École Centrale (MEC) College of engineering is an international technology school that marks the foray of the Mahindra Group into the higher education sector.