L&T EduTech Partners with VIT University to Offer Industry-Integrated M.Tech Programs in Knowledge partnership with LTIMindtree

Chennai, April 23, 2024 – L&T EduTech has forged a strategic partnership with Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) to introduce industry-integrated M.Tech programs in advanced IT domains, with the knowledge partnership of LTIMindtree.

This collaboration merges the technical prowess of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) with the academic excellence of VIT to provide specialized M.Tech programs in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence & Data Science. VIT, in conjunction with L&T EduTech, will roll out two-year M.Tech programs in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the VIT Vellore campus, and on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and Data Science at the VIT Chennai campus, commencing from the academic year 2024-25.

The corporate world’s escalating demand for skilled professionals in these specialized areas underscores the significance of this initiative. It aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry by preparing postgraduate students with specialized practical training and exposure to industry dynamics.

The signing ceremony of the MoU between L&T EduTech and VIT University took place at L&T Headquarters in Chennai on April 23, 2024. Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor of VIT University, was the chief guest, accompanied by senior academic leaders from VIT University. Industry leaders and experts from LTIMindtree and L&T Group participated in the event.

Expressing his enthusiasm about the collaboration, Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor of VIT University, remarked, “I strongly believe that this partnership will be helpful to both the organizations and the country, because we must compete with the developed nations, and we must become a developed country. No doubt, we are growing economically but receiving higher education is the key to increasing the per capita of the country.”

Mr. R. Ganesan, Head – Corporate Centre at Larsen & Toubro Ltd, added, “Some of these specific intervention programs on some specific core engineering domains is going to be extremely vital and for the engineers who have a flare for core engineering, this post graduation course will help them eternally position themselves to be skilled for the future.”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Sanjai Ranganathan, Chief Executive of L&T EduTech, stated, ” By harnessing the strengths of VIT, L&T EduTech, and LTIMindtree, we endeavor to empower students with cutting-edge skills and prepare them for fulfilling careers in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.”

The other dignitaries of the ceremony included Mr. Akkaiah Janagaraj, Global Head of the Cybersecurity Practice at LTIMindtree, Dr. B. Anbuthambi, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at L&T EduTech, and Dr. Samuel Rajkumar, Director – Career Development Centre of VIT University, along with other leaders and experts from both VIT and L&T Group Companies.

L&T EduTech aims to collaborate with top-tier institutions across various regions of India for this pioneering initiative to provide joint Postgraduate Programs. A similar endeavor is in the pipeline to offer integrated programs at the undergraduate level in advanced IT domains for Engineering students. Universities interested in participating can reach out to Dr. Anbuthambi B at anbuthambi.b@lntecc.com for further details.