CUX Award for Corporate College Partnership Best Practice bagged by WIPRO BITS Pilani Rajasthan Collaboration WASE

Released on: February 14, 2008, 4:06 am

Press Release Author: Dr BR Natarajan

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: The Corporate University Xchange (CUX) Awards for Excellence
and Innovation in Corporate Learning honor learning organizations whose programs
improve employee and business performance.

Press Release Body: Building a Bridge between Business and Learning, Corporate
University Xchange (CUX) Harrisburg, PA (USA) is the leading provider of corporate
university research, benchmarking, and advisory services for helping organizations
transform corporate learning.

Founded in 1997, the aim of CUX research and services is to maximize corporate
investments in training and development to deliver improved business results. Over
the years, benchmarking studies and annual awards programs of CUX have set the
standards for the learning industry.

Industry thought leaders from JetBlue, Wharton, Duke and Becton, Dickinson joined
CorpU to honor the elite group of award winners in \"the only independently judged
awards program in the industry\" - The 9th annual CUX awards sponsored by ACS,
Fortune Money Group, Wharton School & Graduate School of Education of the University
of Pennsylvania Learning Leaders Conference and Awards Gala on February 5th in
Atlanta, Georgia.

Working in partnership with BITS Pilani which is one of the top ranking universities
in India today to address critical business challenges, Wipro had showcased the WASE
for the CUX awards and bagged the Best Practice Award for Corporate College
partnership for 2007. Peter Degnan Executive Director Wharton Business Education and
Patricia \"Patty\" Coopersmith, National Defense University - Project Manager were the
judges for this category.

IT Major Wipro Technologies, in line with its innovative culture, started a
pioneering initiative in the field of higher education through WASE - Wipro Academy
of Software Excellence an innovation in talent farming in the year 1995 for giving
motivated and meritorious BSc graduates the right kind of training for facing the
challenges of the dynamic Information Technology world. Wipro Bangalore signed MoU
with Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani Rajasthan in September
1997 for offering a collaborative 4 year MS Software Engineering degree for the WASE
BSc graduates

In India today, this award for the WASE Wipro BITS Pilani collaboration marks yet
another milestone in industry university collaborations.

About BITS Pilani: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
Rajasthan which has set a bench mark in industry university collaboration is one
among the top ranking universitiesin India today offering degrees in various
branches of Engineering, Management, Economics, Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering
Technology, Information Systems, General Studies, Finance, etc presently at Pilani,
Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at Hyderabad campus apart from an array
of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian

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Contact Details: Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Dean
BITS, Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031 India
Fax: 91-1596-244183

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