The Mahindra-group company has signed MoUs with leading universities to equip students with the latest tech
Global digital solutions leader Comviva recently signed multiple MoUs with leading technology universities in Bhubaneswar – Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER), SOA University towards a stronger collaboration to drive core technical competencies to develop market appropriate talent. With the newly-forged partnerships, the company looks forward to enhancing the quality of the talent pool and making them better ready for industry demands.
Comviva, which is a part of the Mahindra group, mentioned in the official notification that it is in the advanced stage of signing a similar partnership with the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bhubaneswar. It further said that as per the deal, Comviva shall provide content, technologies, faculty training and access to industry experts in its core areas of focus like Digital Payments, Real-time Marketing & Analytics, AI & Data Science and Digital solutions for a richer customer experience, helping bridge the skill demands of the growing technology industry.
Speaking on the collaboration, Prof (Dr.) Saranjit Singh, Pro-Vice Chancellor of KIIT said, “We are proud to partner with Comviva and expand the learning opportunities offered to our students. There is a great demand for digital technology talent and this partnership with Comviva provides an amazing opportunity for our students to comprehend complex technology challenges and industry best practices. KIIT strongly believes in closely working with the industry and we welcome this partnership with Comviva to build a more market-ready and industry-aligned technology workforce.”
It is noteworthy that Comviva also intends to derive synergies including short-term internship programs and joint projects to select students who successfully complete one of the offered specialized domain courses and are assessed successfully by the universities.
CEO of Comviva, Manoranjan Mohapatra commented: “Digital technology is changing the face of the world. There is a fast-growing demand for a market-ready workforce, and it is imperative that Industry and academia work closely together to develop quality tech talent. Being one of the leading global players in FinTech, MarTech and Digital technologies, we are in a unique position to partner with technology institutions in bridging the talent gap and nurturing future-ready digital talent. Our Campus Connect program is a step in that direction and we are excited to partner with the top technology universities in Bhubaneswar. We are looking forward to partnering and building deeper and broader collaborations with the academic community in the country and bridging the talent gap.”
Comviva Campus Connect
It must be noted that the ‘Comviva Campus Connect’ program aims at building academia-industry partnerships to work towards transforming the education system. The company pointed out that the initiative will provide an industry-oriented experience by allowing students to work on practical and capstone projects aligned closely to industry requirements along with the senior technology leaders and learn from their professional experience.
Dr P.K Nanda, Pro-Vice Chancellor, ITER, SOA University said the following about the collaboration: “Through ITER’s collaboration with Comviva, students shall have access to modern technology practices and resources. We are glad to be part of this new Comviva campus connect initiative, which will further enhance our ongoing technology education initiatives. Our collaboration with Comviva will help us enable our students on the most modern digital technologies and help them be industry ready for new age opportunities.”
Centres of Excellence
The company noted that Bhubaneswar has become a technology hub, and it has added two focused Centres of Excellence (CoEs) for applications around digital payments and growth marketing to help clients navigate through challenges associated with digital transformation in the 5G era.
A completely owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra, Comviva provides a portfolio of digital solutions and platforms to simplify business complexity. Comviva solutions have been delivered to more than 130 Communication Services Providers and Financial Institutions in over 90 countries.