MindTree Limited, a global IT Solutions and Product Engineering Services company, today announced that it has successfully completed the pilot execution of a Software Testing course at R V College of Engineering (RVCE) in Bangalore as part of the core syllabus for the final year Information Science and Engineering (ISE) students. MindTree designed and developed the entire curriculum of this course in association with ISE department faculty with VTU's (Vishweshwaraya Technological University) guidelines as baseline. “We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our partnership with MindTree” said Dr. Ramakanthkumar, Head of the ISE department, RVCE. “The unique thing about this engagement is that the entire program was designed and executed by the practitioners with vast industry experience and a passion for Software Testing. These Practitioners made these classes extremely interesting to the students, as they explained every concept with real life examples. Dr. Ramakanthkumar said, “I am very happy that apart from our students, MindTree also trained our staff on the core topics, such as test automation and tools. The results have been declared and I am proud to share that we have achieved a100% success rate. We value this association and want to take it to the next level. MindTree has graciously accepted our request to be part of our Board of Studies.” The Principal, Dr. B. S. Satyanarayana, added that “the collaboration with MindTree was in-line with the institution efforts to establish a strong industry-academia linkage.” This initiative aligns perfectly with MindTree's overall value system and passion of being socially responsible and reiterates its position as a Knowledge Enterprise. “We are passionate about such academia affiliation, which benefit students at the grass roots level who will be shaping the future of our industry. We are committed towards this relationship with RVCE and plan to contribute to other progressive academic institutions in coming years” said Anand Rao Ladi, Vice President and Head of Testing business, MindTree. He added, MindTree is a strong advocate of “Testing as a Career path” and these academia relationships help us address the issues from the grassroots level”.