To design new courses, develop and modify curriculum, train teachers and students and for placement of students, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Periyar University here on Wednesday.

Vice-Chancellor of the university K. Muthuchelian and Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, global head, Human Resources, TCS BPO, Mumbai, signed the MoU in the presence of Rajiv Noronha, head, Organizational Effectiveness and Academic Interface Program, Human Resources, TCS BPO, Bangalore.

The MoU will facilitate the university to draw technical support to design and develop courses in some focused areas such as Campus to Corporate, Banking for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Managing Business Processes, Capital Markets, Insurance, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality, Retail, Market Research, Finance and Accounting, which are focused line of business offering within BPO services.

Faculty of affiliated colleges will be trained by the TCS in the next two semesters. TCS domain academy will train the faculty and provide teaching learning materials for teachers and students through Train the Trainer (TTT) programme.

Students’ assessment methods will also be devised as part of the MoU. Periyar University will institute these courses after due approval from academic bodies. Periyar University is the second university in Tamil Nadu to enter into an MoU with TCS for the above purpose and the first offering of a design would be targeted for the academic year 2013-2014.

An interactive orientation session on ‘Role of TCS in Curriculum Construction and Training of Teachers and Students’ and ‘Scope and Opportunity available for Academia’ was conducted by Mr. Rajiv and M. Jayakumar, director, Career Guidance and Students Welfare, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Syndicate members, were present.