Recognition for Infosys' Campus Connect initiative

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on May 11, 2011 Published on May 11, 2011

Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer and MD

Infosys Technologies' Campus Connect programme has won the 12th annual Corporate University (CorpU) Xchange Awards 2011 in the Excellence and Innovation category. The Infosys Campus Connect is an industry-academia partnership that aims to build a relationship between academia and the IT industry by aligning engineering talent with the needs of the industry.

The CorpU Xchange Awards were presented as part of the Global Leadership Conference 2011, a three-day executive education event sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and CorpU.

CorpU awards are the longest running independent evaluation of corporate learning and talent programmes. They recognise corporate and Government learning organisations that improve both business and employee performance through alignment, alliances, branding, launching, leadership development and learning technology.

Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies said, “This award is a recognition of our commitment towards increasing the employability of engineering students through our quality education and learning initiatives. This achievement is certainly a source of inspiration for us to further enhance our work in the area of corporate learning and talent development.”

The Infosys Campus Connect Program has created alliances with academia, learning consortiums, subject matter experts and others to support or manage elements of education and learning programmes. Over 100,000 students and 5,000 faculty have participated since its inception in 2004.

Mr Srikantan Moorthy, Senior Vice-President and Group Head, Education & Research, Infosys Technologies said, “Infosys is known for its unique innovations in the IT industry and we have carried forward this philosophy in developing unique programmes that aim at aligning academic skills with industry requirements. This programme effectively addresses the skill gaps between industry and academia and is truly enhancing the industry readiness.”

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Published on May 11, 2011
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