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SVKM partners with SAP to upskill students and transform staff engagement

February 27, 2017

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On February 22, Walldorf, Germany headquartered SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced that Sri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), one of the leading education trusts in India, has adopted SAP solutions to transform the way it engages with students and its staff. With a vision to become educators of the future, SVKM has collaborated with SAP Education to provide certified SAP training courses as supplement to the curriculum. It has also implemented SAP SuccessFactors to effectively manage its expanding faculty and staff count.

Founded in 1934, SVKM runs around 30 educational establishments in Mumbai and across India which include premier institutions such as NMIMS Deemed-to-be University, Mithibai College, NM College of Commerce, D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering and several others. The Trust felt the necessity to enhance students’ employability by providing them access to industry-leading training courses on enterprise software and processes to supplement the syllabus. It also recognised the need to revamp its entire HR operations in an automated manner and boost productivity and performance of its faculty and staff. SVKM worked with SAP education partner Seed Infotech and Yash Technologies to implement SAP Education courses and SAP SuccessFactors respectively.

“The SVKM Trust aims to impart world-class knowledge services across sectors and geographies through its institutions,” said Amrish Patel, president & Trustee, Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal and chancellor, NMIMS. “It was imperative for us to keep up with the pace of change that the industries are witnessing globally and we chose SAP solutions to lead the adoption of this change across all our institutes. This will improve our students’ ability to explore cross-market opportunities as well as help us realise a wholesome approach to holistic engagement with our faculty and staff.”

“SVKM is an absolute frontrunner in India’s education sector and is instrumental in molding the bright future of its students,” said Avinash Kumar Purwar, vice president, Global Partner Operations and head of Emerging Business, SAP India. “It is vital for them to create a conducive environment for empowering students with the latest industry skills as well as boosting their faculty and staff performance. With SAP, they will have the capability to bring alive both the goals and become industry pioneers by leading the requisite transformation.”

Founded in 1934, Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal is a public charitable trust registered under the Society’s Registration Act and Bombay Public Trust Act. For more information, visit

As market leader in enterprise application software, Walldorf, Germany headquartered SAP (NYSE: SAP) empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insights more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. For more information, visit

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