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IT quiz for engineering students (TCS and BITES will be conducting the quiz.)
Source: The Hindu / 13 March 2015

The Mysuru leg of the Engineering IT Quiz being conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) will be held in the city on Tuesday.

The regional-level quiz will be conducted at Tumakuru (March 14), Mysuru (March 17), Mangaluru (March 19), Hubbali March 24), Kalaburagi (March 26) and Bengaluru (March 31), a release said.

Tata Consultancy Services & Startupbootcamp to run Pitch Days for Start-ups India
Mr. K. Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer of TCS is quoted.
Source: Onesource - Enterprise IT News / 13 March 2015

Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced today that it has partnered with Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading accelerator focused on financial innovation, to host the Pitch Days in India.

Focused purely on FinTech startups in these regions, the one-day event is open to innovative early stage startups in the financial technology sector to help participants gain exposure and recognition. Ten startups will be chosen and shortlisted for their cutting-edge and innovative solutions. These firms and will be offered an opportunity to participate in the 13-week long Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator program in London or Singapore.

The shortlisted FinTech startups on the Pitch Day will get an opportunity to connect with local mentors, investors and banking professionals in the community. Startups applying for Pitch Days will get access to the Startupbootcamp FinTech global community and be on the accelerator's radar. The participants will also be provided with feedback on how to improve their offering, business model and pitching skills.

K. Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer of TCS said, "As part of our Co-Innovation Network (COIN) we have been working with start-ups across the world. It's great to bring a new initiative to India and host the Startupbootcamp Pitch Days in Mumbai and Bangalore. India has a rich history of promising start-upsand we believe that programs like this will benefit the thriving technology start-up community in India and help to showcase the country's tremendous enterprise to the global investing community."

Markus Gnirck, Co-founder & Global COO of Startupbootcamp FinTech, said: "It is an exciting time for FinTech right now, not only in London and Singapore, but also in India, and we're delighted to be here for the first time.

Being a part of our Pitch Days means that startups are on the Startupbootcamp FinTech watch-list for life, giving them a greater chance of being selected for one of our global programs. We encourage startups, at whatever stage in their early development, to apply to join us for the unprecedented opportunity to connect with the Startupbootcamp FinTech global community and have access to worldwide opportunities. The work that we're doing with partners like Tata Consultancy Services validates the need for accelerator programs to reach countries like India."

The shortlisted startups from the Pitch Day will get to be a part of Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator program and have the potential to be selected for:
  • Extensive mentorship from 100+ entrepreneurs, investors, and partners
  • Access to top markets in London, US and APAC
  • 3+ months free office space
  • € 15K in cash per team
  • € 450K+ in partner services
  • Exposure to 200+ Angels & VCs
  • Invitation to SBC global alumni network


TCS appoints Aarthi Subramanian as Executive Director
Mr. N. Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD TCS is quoted.
Source: Onesource - The Economic Times / 13 March 2015

MUMBAI: IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today appointed Aarthi Subramanian, its global head of Delivery Excellence Group, as an Executive Director on the Board.

The appointment is for a three-year period and takes the Board strength to 11, of which six are independent Directors, the city-based company said in a statement.

The appointment comes at a time when TCS' nearest rival Infosys has decided to have a lean 10-member board.

Subramanian, who has over 25 years of experience in the IT sector, is the global head of Delivery Excellence Group at TCS, responsible for governance of service delivery, compliance and risk management, the statement said.

Commenting on the appointment Chief Executive and Managing Director N. Chandrasekaran said, "TCS is keen on giving exposure to the functioning of the Board to top talent as part of their leadership development. She will benefit immensely from the exposure to a global set of Directors."

Subramanian holds a BTech in computer science from the National Institute Technology, Warangal and a Masters in engineering management from the University of Kansas, US.

Media reports earlier this week said Infosys chief Vishal Sikka would continue to have a lean Board with only two executive directors to ensure faster decision-making.

The Bengaluru-based software services provider currently has a 10-member Board, with seven independent Directors and just two members - Sikka and Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao. Infosys had a 15-member board in the past.

Tata Power organises Employability Training at Naraj Marthapur, Odisha
Eleventh batch of employability training organised in association with TCS
Source: Onesource - PressWIRE /9 March, 2015

Eleventh batch of employability training organised in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Odisha: Tata Power, India's largest integrated power Company, has always endeavoured to improve the quality of life of the communities in and around its project areas. In line with this commitment, the CSR team of Naraj Marthapur organised the 11th batch of Employability Training in association with TCS, Kolkata.

The expert team from TCS along with the CSR team of Tata Power trained more than 35 youth for over 12 days. The main objective of the training programme was to enhance communication skills, learning office etiquettes, logical reasoning, verbal and non-verbal skills which will help them to qualify in the test to obtain a job at TCS-KPO. The trainees participated in the programme were graduates from various streams including science, commerce and arts from Cuttack district.

Speaking on the occasion, Purushottam Thakur, head, Odisha projects, said, "We appreciate the hard work and confidence displayed by the local youth to utilise the opportunity provided to them. As a responsible company, we continuously devise training and skill based programmes for the locals in order to provide employment opportunities for the youth of the nation. We, at Tata Power in our efforts to provide better avenues for the youth of local areas will continue to organise such programmes in the future as well."

The HR teams visited the location and conducted the recruitment process. Out of the 35 trainees, four candidates were selected by TCS team to join its KPO in Kolkata Office. The locals appreciated the efforts made by Tata Power and requested to organise more such trainings for honing the skills of the educated youth.

Get ready for a huge byte of this tech quiz
Source: The Hindu / 7 March 2015

ETata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Board for IT Education Standards (BITES), an autonomous agency promoted by Government of Karnataka in association with IT industries, will hold the sixth edition of the Engineering IT Quiz - TCS Tech Bytes for engineering students in the State this month.

Each institution can send 10 teams of two students each for the regional finals. There is no participation fee. Entries should reach before March 11, 2015 to: bitesitquiz@gmail.com or The Coordinator, BITES-TCS IT Quiz, BITES, No. 9 Ground floor, UNI Bldg, Thimmaiah Road, Bengaluru.

TCS to make 860 toilets for girls in schools by year-end
Source: The Pioneer / 9 March 2015

On the occasion of International Women's Day on Sunday, software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said it will start by March-end the construction of sanitation facilities for girls in 1,100 schools allotted to it, for which the necessary survey stands completed.

Under the first phase, it will build toilets in 860 schools across five districts of Andhra Pradesh, eight of Telangana and two of Bihar, the company said in a statement. The work will finish by the year-end, it added.

FM to give away BS Awards today. (Tata Consultancy Services is the Best Company of 40 years)
Tech Mahindra MD and CEO C P Gurnani will receive the CEO of the Year award
Source: Business Standard / 7 March 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will give away the Business Standard Annual Awards to 11 outstanding individuals and institutions at a function in Mumbai on Saturday evening. While Tech Mahindra Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) C P Gurnani will receive the CEO of the Year award, the Company of the Year award will go to Motherson Sumi Systems.

To celebrate Business Standard's 40th year of thought leadership, two other awards have been added this year - Best Entrepreneur of 40 years and Best Company of 40 years. This was to recognise the institutions and individuals who started operating in the late 1970s and had a significant affect on the country's business landscape. Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy is the Best Entrepreneur of 40 years, while Tata Consultancy Services is the Best Company of 40