Tech Mahindra has set up a centre for innovation on its campus for students of Biju Patnaik University of Technology in a first-of-its-kind step for any corporate entity in the state. The new facility will select 25 PhD and MTech students from the varsity every year and engage them in solving real-life industry problems in areas, such as digitalisation, Internet and cloud computing.
Tech Mahindra executives will guide the students while associate professors from the varsity will act as their co-guides. The varsity will also pay regular stipends to the PHD students who work on the projects. The MTech students will be allowed to work at the lab for six months to one year, while the PhD scholars can use the facility between one and three years.