Infosys Campus Connect Program Wins Corporate University (CorpU) Xchange Awards 2011
Bangalore, India - May 11, 2011: Infosys Technologies today announced that it has won the prestigious 12th Annual Corporate University (CorpU) Xchange Awards 2011 in the Excellence and Innovation category for its Campus Connect Program. The Infosys Campus Connect is a unique industry-academia partnership program which aims to strengthen the industry-academia bond and build a strong foundation for the future needs of both academia and the growing IT industry by aligning engineering talent with the needs of the industry.
TThe CorpU Xchange Awards were presented, as a part of the Global Leadership Conference 2011, a three-day executive education event sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and CorpU from May 9-11, 2011.
CorpU awards are the longest running independent evaluation of corporate learning and talent programs. They recognize corporate and government learning organizations that improve both business and employee performance through alignment, alliances, branding, launching, leadership development and learning technology. A panel of independent, expert judges from companies like MasterCard, P&G, Plastipak, Intel, EMC, Shell Oil/Jiffy Lube and other notable organizations scored the award applicants.
On receiving the award, 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."
Infosys Campus Connect Program through its various initiatives demonstrates how the corporate learning unit has created innovative alliances with academia, learning consortiums, subject matter experts and others to support or manage elements of education and learning programs. With these initiatives, over 100,000 students have been trained and 5000 faculty have benefited since its inception in 2004.
Srikantan Moorthy, Senior Vice President and Group Head, Education & Research, Infosys Technologies said, "We are very pleased that Infosys’ Campus Connect Program has won this year's 12th Annual Corporate University (CorpU) Xchange Awards 2011 in the Excellence and Innovation category. Infosys is known for its unique innovations in the IT industry and we have carried forward this philosophy in developing unique programs that aim at aligning academic skills with industry requirements. This program effectively addresses the skill gaps between industry and academia and is truly enhancing the industry readiness."