Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Services is going to recruit 30,000 candidates from across the country this year, its global head – small and medium services, Venguswamy Ramaswamy, said here on Wednesday.

This workforce will augment the company's existing workforce of 1.40 lakh persons located across 50 countries.

He was addressing the inaugural function of ‘Techuthsav' 10,' an 11-day national-level technical symposium that aims to showcase the technical skills and creative abilities of students, at the Thiagarajar College of Engineering.

Delivering a lecture on inter-disciplinary co-operation, he said that the company leveraged technology to a large extent. It has created an option called ‘just ask,' in which the questions posted would reach all the TCS employees.

“Technology is a great enabler to promote collaboration among inter-disciplinary students,” he said.

Mr. Ramaswamy said that students had an enormous amount of talent and also there existed a tremendous need for talent among corporates.

“The students must collaborate with the business to come out with ‘Business Impact Solutions' even before they leave the college and graduate. I request the TCE to send some first and second year students to work with us to create such solutions,” he said.

Training ground

Speaking earlier, Karumuttu T. Kannan, Chairman and Correspondent of the college, said that such functions provided a training ground for students to innovate and experiment.

Students should utilise these opportunities to come out with inventions. They could afford to make mistakes as in this environment, students would only be encouraged, he said.

The Correspondent also lauded the exhibits prepared for the event. The students had focussed on themes such as water and energy conservation besides waste management.

“Students should not stop such experiments after the event gets over. They should try to come up with large scale solutions,” he said.

V. Abhaikumar, Principal, spoke. Organisers said that 2,118 registrations had been received for this event, which takes place between February 17 and 27, besides 1,200 papers from across the country.

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