Wipro Technologies Bags Corporate University Xchange AwardMarch 27th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, Mar 27 (ANI/ Business Wire India): Wipro Technologies, the global Information and Technology (IT) services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) announced that it has been awarded at the 9th Annual Corporate University Xchange (CorpU) Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning.
Wipro was recognised with the Best Practice Award in the Corporate and College Partnerships category. Wipro is the only Indian company to win this award this year.
The prestigious CorpU Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning recognise global corporate and government learning organisations that create exciting, impactful programs that result in measurable improvements in employee and business performance.
“Each of these winning programs has a measurable impact on a company’s ability to execute their business strategy,” said Sue Todd, president and CEO of CorpU. “We congratulate them.”
Wipro as a part of the nomination presented the case of the Wipro Academy of Software Excellence (WASE). WASE, an innovative work integrated collaborative learning program with BITS, Pilani championed by Wipro helps aspiring science graduates to pursue their Master of Science over a four-year period. Starting with twenty-five students ten years back WASE has grown from strength to strength and is today 4000 plus strong spread across five locations.
Commenting on the award Selvan D, senior Vice President, Talent Transformation, Wipro Technologies said “This is a testimony to Wipro’s belief in innovative practices. WASE and WASEians are synonymous with innovation, collaboration and enthusiasm. I am really proud of this unique global recognition”.
The competition this year was especially fierce and the number of participating companies increased by 35 per cent from the previous year.
Applicants were scored by a panel of independent, expert judges from Hitachi, Wharton, Cisco, Pfizer and other notable organisations.
Conveying his wishes to team Wipro, the Vice Chancellor of BITS, Pilani Prof. L K Maheshwari commented “This has been possible as a result of the out of box thinking for human resources development at Wipro, the understanding and hard work put in by the teams at Wipro and at BITS and all the participating faculty members in the WASE.” (ANI)
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