Mumbai-based information technology (IT) services major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with the Telangana state council of higher education (TSCHE) to equip college students with job-ready skills.
TCS, which has inked the partnership via TCS iON, will develop and provide curricula to 4 lakh students studying in 1,500 higher studies institutions in the state. The courses will cover topics that will improve the employability of students, a statement said.
TCS iON is a business unit of TCS focused on enabling educational institutions and government departments to improve their admissions and recruitment processes, skilling and overall business operations.
“We are pleased to partner with TCS iON to strengthen our students and equip them with all the necessary skills that will help them to compete well in the job market, T. Papi Reddy, Chairman of TSCHE said.
TechCircle has sought further details on the courses from the company.
TCS iON conducts several common entrance tests for admissions to medical, engineering, law and postgraduate courses in the state. It has also deployed digital examination software in two major universities.
By 2030, India is expected to have the largest workforce in the world with more than 90 million new workers. Several IT companies have launched initiatives to train students and professionals to improve their employability. In July last year, TCS partnered with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the government body that regulates technical education in the country, to train engineers.
Bengaluru-based IT services firm Wipro has also partnered with Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to reskill around 10,000 engineering students under the IT lobby body’s 'Future Skills' platform.