Mumbai, Aug 21: Mission10X, a not for profit trust launched by Wipro Limited in September 2007, announced on Thursday, Aug 21 that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for creating a broad understanding that can foster closer collaboration between Mission10X and IIT-B.
The objective of this MoU is to promote interaction between IITB and Mission10X in mutually beneficial areas and to provide a formal basis for initiating interaction between IITB and Mission10X. The MoU is for a period of three years, the company said. Some of the activities to be jointly undertaken under the MoU are creation of educational material, establishing a joint centre of excellence to carry out joint research activity in the field of education and transmission of educational material created by Mission10x through EDUSAT.
Announcing the MoU, Selvan D, Senior Vice President - Talent Transformation, Wipro Technologies said, ''This partnership raises the bar of Mission10X and helps every Engineering College in the country benefit from the best of breed practices that IIT, Bombay has been known for over the years. We see a lot of synergy between Mission10X and IIT Bombay in enriching the quality of Engineering Education in the country.'' Mission10X has covered faculty members from 17 Engineering colleges in Maharashtra. It involved a layered set of capability building workshops to help engineering Faculty nurture talent pool across the country. It was formally launched on September 5, 2007 and has covered five states till date. It will be launched in a phased manner across the country. The aim is to cover 10,000 faculty by the year 2010.