Wipro's Mission10x for teachers enters phase two.

Mission10X, Wipro's not-for-profit trust, completed phase one of its mission — empowering 10,000 faculty members across India since its inception three years ago. To mark the occasion, Mission10X organised an ‘Educators Meet' in Bangalore recently.

To enhance the employability of graduating engineers, Wipro, as an industry leader, initiated a quantum innovation project called Mission 10X. With the vision of “Excellence in engineering education through innovation,” Mission10X was formally launched on Teachers' Day, 2007.

Participating in the meet, Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal congratulated the academia and Mission10X, who have worked together in spearheading this innovative approach.

Enhancing skills

“I believe this approach can significantly help faculty members of engineering institutions to teach better, thereby enhancing the employability skills of engineering graduates. Such collaborations between the academia and industry help in building institutions of higher learning and contribute to nation-building,” said Mr. Sibal.

Azim Premji, Wipro chairman, said he was glad that Misison10X has enrolled over 10,000 engineering teachers as practitioners of innovation, over the last three years. “I would like to thank the academia across the country for its active support and encouragement to this initiative.

Launch of the second phase of Mission10X is a significant step forward to build further momentum. To increase employability it is essential that the academia, the industry and the government come together and work on more such innovative projects,” said Mr. Premji.

Mission10X attempts to bring about a change among students through their teachers. Since inception, the initiative has seen continuous engagement by the faculty through active participation in workshops, advanced engagements and contribution to the community portal www.mission10x.com.

The community of ‘Mission10Xians' has built an impressive repository of 4,000-plus assets in innovative teaching approaches across various engineering disciplines, stated a press release.

The second phase of Mission10X involves building institutions with 250 academic leaders going through advanced level of Mission10X leadership programmes, 2,500 learning kits that have the potential to reduce the gap between academia and industry in technology-learning practices, and reaching out to 25,000 more teachers in the Mission10X learning approach.