Chitkara University-Wipro to Launch Centre of Excellence for Pre-skilling of Engineering Students

New Delhi: Chitkara University and Wipro Limited, announced a collaboration to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the University campus. The CoE aims to provide industry-specific training, equipping students with critical skills and significantly improving their employability for future industry opportunities.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro Chancellor of Chitkara University and Mr. Sanjeev Jain, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Wipro Limited, signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU signing was attended by key representatives from both organisations: Sanjeev Jain, COO; Jasjit Kang, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Digital Operations & Platforms; and Sandesh Kumar, General Manager & Next Gen Talent Hiring.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro Chancellor of Chitkara University, said, “We are delighted to partner with Wipro in establishing this Centre of Excellence. This initiative will provide our students with invaluable industry exposure and skill development, paving the way for their successful careers in the IT sector.”

Mr. Sanjeev Jain, COO, Wipro Ltd, added, “This collaboration with Chitkara University reflects our commitment to nurturing young talent and preparing them for the rigours that are typically part of the IT industry. By integrating practical training with academic learning, we aim to bridge the gap between education and industry requirements.”

The CoE will focus on engaging with students through pre-skilling training, targeting those from the 5th to the 8th semesters of eligible engineering branches. The program will commence with Wipro hiring assessments for interested students in the 5th semester. Shortlisted students will participate in a credit course in the 6th and 7th semesters, designed by Wipro’s competency team. Successful completion of the course will lead to Wipro’s selection process, with students receiving a Letter of Intent (LOI) and internship opportunities upon passing the 7th semester.

This collaboration builds on the long-standing association between Wipro and Chitkara University, where Wipro has been recruiting engineering students through campus recruitment drives for nearly two decades.

The Centre of Excellence at Chitkara University marks a significant step towards strengthening industry-academia collaboration and enhancing the employability of engineering graduates.