L&T Academic Leadership Summit 2022 for Creating Industry-Oriented Learning

L&T Academic Leadership Summit 2022

The L&T Academic Leadership Summit ’22 brought together industry experts, HR leaders and senior academicians onto one platform to discuss, deliberate and evolve strategies for creating industry-oriented learning approaches. It was held at the Convention Centre in L&T’s Manapakkam campus in Chennai on 12 May, 2022.

MF Febin and Sabyasachi Das of L&T EduTech with esteemed guests Bhimaraya Metri, Velraj R and Rajive Kumar at L&T Academic Leadership Summit 2022, L&T Campus, 12 May, 2022.

Inaugural Session

The inaugural session commenced with MF Febin, Head CollegeConnect, L&T EduTech and Sabyasachi Das, CEO, L&T EduTech welcoming the assembled guests and setting the mood for the riveting discussions that followed.

In the opening session, three of the nation’s leading educators, Professor Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur, Dr Velraj R, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University and Professor Rajive Kumar, Member-Secretary, AICTE spoke about bridging the talent gap.

The Chief Guest of the Summit, Professor Rajive Kumar emphasised that the government and academic institutions have been trying to make education inclusive. If a student did not have the opportunity or resources to study a subject in school, they should be able to take a bridge course in that subject in college and earn a diploma. He went on to say that this vision seems more achievable with the help of the emerging edtech sector.

Chief Guest, Rajive Kumar, addressing the gathering at L&T Academic Leadership Summit 2022, L&T Campus, 12 May, 2022

Professor Kumar exclaimed that he felt L&T EduTech was different from most edtech companies that only offer soft skills. With its superior strength in newer technologies and core engineering capabilities, L&T EduTech has created courses that would be very helpful to students, faculties and institutions across the country.

Recognition for Academic Institutions and MoU Signing

The Summit recognised and celebrated the great work done by the institutes. The L&T EduTech Excellence Recognition for Best Industry-Engaged State University went to Anna University and KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, received the L&T EduTech Excellence Recognition for Best Engaged Engineering College. An MoU was signed with UiPath, a global software company specialising in automation platforms.

Rajive Kumar, Member-Secretary, AICTE, and R Ganesan, Head Corporate Centre, L&T Construction, present Velraj R, Vice Chancellor, Anna University with the L&T EduTech Excellence Recognition for the Best Industry-Engaged State University.
Velraj R, Vice Chancellor, Anna University, presents senior faculty members from KPRIET with the L&T EduTech Excellence Recognition for the Best Engaged Engineering College.
Sabyasachi Das and Rajesh Nambiar of UiPath after the signing of the MoU at the annual L&T EduTech Academic Leadership Summit, May 12, 2022

Panel Discussion

There were two panel discussions. The first one saw panellists Dr Anand Gurupatham, Head Powertrain CAE, Renault Nissan, Dr Santhosh Annadurai, Head R&D, GE Renewables and S Kumar, Head HR, Godrej & Boyce and moderator Ram Kishore, VP HR, L&T Construction, discuss the “Evolving Opportunities in Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing”.
Panellists Anand Gurupatham, Santhosh Annadurai and S Kumar with moderator Ram Kishore during the first panel discussion
In the second discussion, panellists Senthil Nayagam, SVP, Hexaware, Balaji Kumar, CHRO, LTI and Satish Rajarathnam, SVP HR, Mphasis along with the moderator Manju Bharadwaj, CPO, Straive, deliberated on “Developing the Future of Work for IT/ITES Sector” in the second panel discussion.
Panellists Senthil Nayagam, Balaji Kumar and Satish Rajarathnam with moderator Manju Bharadwaj during the second panel discussion

Mission Empower 100

Bikram Keshori Nayak, Head Marketing, L&T EduTech, and Anbuthambi B, Head Strategy and Partnership, L&T EduTech, announced Mission Empower 100. L&T EduTech will empower 100 engineering institutions and work closely with them for three years focusing on institutional capability-building and enabling a fully industry-driven approach in the teaching and learning ecosystem. The day drew to a close with a vote of thanks by Ravinder Saini, Head HR, L&T EduTech.