Pune, Maharashtra, India & Bridgewater, N.J., United States
Amidst much fanfare, Pune witnessed the launch of IGATE Corporate University. The mind behind this University, IGATE Corporation, is a renowned integrated technology and operations solutions provider. The New Jersey based technology major has finalized 37 acres of land located at the foothills of the quaint Western Ghats, as the venue for the University.
The major focus of the University would be towards providing customized training programs, in partnership with a number of renowned global Universities. The University would witness the corporate faculties joining hands with celebrated professors, to ensure that the future IGATORs get the best of both worlds. The curriculum aims at equipping the trainees with the business intricacies and prepares them to handle the demands of varied clients.
Built to accommodate over 750 trainees, the University campus would also boast of state of the art amenities including swimming pools, club houses and food courts. Harry Kenyon Slaney, the Chief Executive Energy of Rio Tinto, one of the principal clients of IGATE, inaugurated the swanky training facility located at Pune's Hinjewadi.
Mr Kenyon Slaney remarked that IGATE is the strategic partner of his company's innovative centre, which is also located at Pune. This centre is the backbone of the Mine of the Futureâ„¢ program for Rio Tinto. He was optimistic about IGATE Corporate University's role in churning out talented individuals possessing world class capabilities.
IGATE's CEO and President, Ashok Vemuri took this opportunity to underline his company's commitment towards investing in tomorrow's leaders. He said that the University would play a major role in preparing the future IGATE employees for their journey ahead. He further added that this University would help the budding leaders to stay one step ahead of the ever changing business technology and processes.
The EVP and the Chief People Officer of IGATE, Dr Srinivas Kandula informed that the University has made tie-ups with Symbiosis, XLRI and BITS Pilani and is looking forward to many such tie ups moving forward. He also outlined the University's focus on enhancing the Social, Technology and Leadership quotient.
The University campus is also equipped with a specially designed customer experience centre that would allow the trainees to face the real business challenges when they interact with IGATE's clients. The campus also houses a 14 storey development facility. This state of the art facility can accommodate 5000 people, providing them hands-on development and technical environment.
Based out of Bridgewater, New Jersey, IGATE is a renowned provider of integrated technology and operations based solutions to the clients. IGATE's services span across various domains and industries. A thorough knowledge of various industrial sectors has helped the company win over a number of clients in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. With the revenues touching US $1.1 billion, IGATE boasts of a rich talent of more than 34,000 employees. All the solutions provided by IGATE stand strong on the parameters of agility, imagination and speed.
The company's NASDAQ symbol is IGTE. The company can also be followed on twitter- @IGATE_Corp