First Master of Arts in STEM Education in the UK Launched by King’s College London in Partnership with Wipro


Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Kings College London, today announced the launch of the enrolment process for the first Master of Arts (MA) programme in STEM Education in the UK. The degree programme, which will commence in September 2019, is designed to be a year-long programme for full-time students and a two-year course for part-time students.

The MA in STEM Education will welcome students seeking formal training and the skills to drive educational change in an increasingly technological and science-rich world.

The course will be taught by academic staff of the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM) in the School of Education, Communication and Society at King’s College London, and is aimed at education professionals from science, mathematics, engineering and computing backgrounds and policy makers. The programme will focus on essential and practically-oriented STEM knowledge as well as emerging fields such as environmental education and will take a blended learning approach, involving face-to face as well as online learning opportunities.

Students will work with leading academics who are committed to high quality research-led education. Kings College Londons association with reputed organisations and institutions will also offer the students internship opportunities at organisations that promote STEM education.

Wipro has supported King’s College London in developing the curriculum for the Master of Arts in STEM education course and will also offer scholarships to cover up to 70% of tuition fees, to ensure accessibility of the course for diverse cohorts of in-service teachers and educators from the United Kingdom. There will be a strong focus on attracting enrolments from educators from Opportunity Areas.

National and international interest in encouraging STEM subject uptake and career pathways has increased over the last decade, driven by concerns over the shortfalls in filling technical and professional roles across a range of engineering, science and technology-related sectors. The partnership will help address these concerns by generating more interest in STEM subjects, developing higher standards of teaching, and investing in teacher retention, especially in the national ˜social mobility cold spots’.

Sharmila Paranjpe, Country Head “ United Kingdom & Ireland, Wipro Limited, said, “Wipro is committed to supporting teachers to improve public education in the United Kingdom. We are proud to partner with Kings College London for a first-of-its-kind Master of Arts in STEM education in the country. The programme will provide high quality professional development support to early and mid-career educators from diverse backgrounds.

Professor Beatrice Szczepek Reed, Head of The School of Education, Communication & Society, King’s College London, said, Kings was one of the first UK universities to enter the field of teacher education and education research almost 130 years ago, and it has remained a sector leader. Over the past 40 years it has gained a global reputation for excellence in science and mathematics education. Wipros support for the Masters in STEM Education means that we can make the degree accessible to STEM teachers from across the country and from diverse backgrounds. The course will focus on essential STEM knowledge as well as emerging fields, such as Environmental Education and Makerspaces. By working together, Wipro and Kings are addressing the shortage of STEM expertise in the UK economy and the development of its outstanding teachers.

Interested educators can find more information at: Contact: Dr Melissa Glackin, [email protected]

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 175,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

About King’s College London

King’s College London is a multi-faculty institution, providing high-quality teaching, research and innovation across the sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and social sciences. As a member of the Russell Group, an association of leading UK research-intensive universities, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in research and education. King’s is one of the top 25 universities in the world and the fourth oldest university in England, based in the heart of London. King’s has over 31,000 students (including more than 12,800 postgraduates) from some 150 countries and over 8,500 employees.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Subhashini Pattabhiraman
Wipro Limited
[email protected]

King’s College London
[email protected]