Aim of the Conclave

Centrale Connect is the first of its kind to be hosted at Mahindra École Centrale, aimed at bringing together various people from different walks of life and integrating their stories, to inspire young minds.
The Centrale Connect Conclave will witness eminent professionals, from both the industry and the academia, on a single platform with the primary motive of facilitating students to discover and explore the possibilities that lay ahead.
Built around the theme Towards Infinite Possibilities, the Conclave will be host to a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions.
Our humble efforts are that through this Conclave, the students of Mahindra École Centrale, walk in as amateurs, and out as leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. We aim to give today’s youth the courage and assurance, that because the field that they decide to pursue is new, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to excel in it. Although their chosen paths may be unconventional, their success is achievable. Our students must be bold enough to take bigger steps, dream bigger dreams and explore newer ventures.


India has an unprecedented edge over the other developing nations, in the fact that by 2020, we will become the world’s youngest nation, with 64% of our population in the working age group. The analysis of the urban youth, reflects the abundance of ideas and the potential to exploit opportunities, amongst other things. Closely related to these concepts, are questions of relevance and sustainability. How does the youth recognize opportunities and seize them? How do they realize their potential? What are the consequences vis-à-vis radical ideas and subsequent decisions?

Though advancements in the education system have encouraged multidisciplinary and application-based learning, the youth is yet to venture into various unchartered territories. Centrale Connect, through a series of dialogues, aims to understand and empower the demograph about the potential of exploring infinite possibilities that their future holds.

Presided by

Vineet Nayyar

Dr. Vineet Nayyar

Vice Chairman,Tech Mahindra

Chief Guest


Dr.Satheesh Reddy

Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems

Our Panelists


Dr. Y. V. Krishnamurthy

Director of National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)


Mr.Prakash Bodla

Vice President Engineering & Center Head - ‎United Technologies


Mr.Navin Mittal

Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Govt of Telangana


Mr Amit Chakravarty

‎Chief of Staff, Office of the Director General, ICRISAT


Mr.Venkat Rajaraman

CEO - ‎Cygni Energy Private Limited


Dr. N. J. Rajaram

Former Director, NIFT, Hyderabad


Mr.Antoine Poirson

Co-founder, Stanplus


Mr.Karthigeyan Ramaswamy

Managing Director - CFM Aircraft Engine Support South Asia Pvt. Ltd.


Mr.Mathan Ramaiah

Design Director - FHD Group



Ashish Kumar Perukari, MEC


Convention Center, Mahindra École Centrale
  • Tech Mahindra Technology Center,
    Survey No: 62/1A, Bahadurpally, Jeedimetla,
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India - 500 043.