Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
The Mahindra Group today announced the launch of Mahindra University (MU) to drive interdisciplinary learning, integrating the study of science and technology with humanities, ethics, philosophy, and design, with the group’s executive chairman Anand Mahindra as its chancellor.
As a part of the immediate road map, the university will launch the School of Management (2021-22), School of Law (2021-22), Indira Mahindra School of Education (2021-22), School of Media and Liberal Arts (2022-23) and School of Design (2023-24). MU includes the Ecole Centrale School of Engineering that was set up in 2014.
The pandemic has created more speculation around education in the new world. Along with the moving education online, there is a need for change in the content. In the post-covid world, there will be a need for more people who understand humanities while applying technology to solve those problems and there will be jobs to compensate them at par, said Mahindra at the launch.
The 130-acre, multi-disciplinary campus in Hyderabad will offer undergraduate, post graduate and PhD courses. It will operate as an autonomous university, with its contemporary curricula be curated to fully leverage emerging technologies like data science, blockchain and data analytics.