Pearl Academy Inks MoU with Tech Mahindra to Establish a CoE in Bengaluru


Bengaluru – 10th June, 2024: Pearl Academy, India’s leading creative education institution, has signed
a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tech Mahindra (NSE: TECHM), a leading global provider
of technology consulting and digital solutions to enterprises across industries. As part of the MoU, a
Centre of Excellence (CoE) will be set up at Pearl Academy’s Bengaluru campus to spearhead Research
& Development (R&D) in next-gen technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generative AI
(GenAI), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Robotics, Metaverse, among others.
Together, Pearl Academy and Tech Mahindra aim to foster innovation and explore the expanding role
of these technologies in creative education. In addition, Pearl Academy students will have the
opportunity to work on intellectual properties (IPs) created within Tech Mahindra’s Makers Lab, the
company’s research and development division. They will also have access to projects, internships, and
employment opportunities.
Nikhil Malhotra, Global Head – Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra, said, “We are excited about our
collaboration with Pearl Academy to lead innovation in creative education. We will integrate AI and
advanced technologies into their curriculum and foster a tech-forward learning environment. This
collaboration reflects our commitment to shaping future leaders and propelling the next wave of
technological progress.”
Recognizing the importance of foundational technology in shaping the future of education, this
collaboration aims to effectively integrate and establish AI applications within the creative education

Aditi Srivastava, President of Pearl Academy, said, “This collaboration with Tech Mahindra is a
significant step towards enriching our curriculum with the latest technological advancements. The
Centre of Excellence (CoE) will not only enhance our students’ learning experience, but also prepare
them to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving job market.”
This collaboration reinforces Pearl Academy’s commitment to integrating advanced technologies into
its curriculum, providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the digital age.


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