Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bits & bytes

TCS to recruit over 30,000 engg graduates

Tata Consultancy Services would this year recruit over 30,000 engineering graduates worldwide, a senior company official has said. Delivering the 20th convocation address at Shanmugha Arts and Science Technology and Research Academy(SASTRA) in Thanjavur recently, TCS’ Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, S. Ramadurai said of the 30,000 odd new recruitments, most of them would be from India. He appealed to Indian engineering graduates to continuously improve their software skills, language skills and multi-disciplinary know-how to stay ahead of others.

Fellowships for habitat development

With a view to promoting research in the field of sustainable habitat development for improving the quality of life, the government recently launched the Rajiv Gandhi HUDCO Fellowships.

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Selja said in New Delhi that the programme would help scholars to pursue research in habitat-related sectors. Women scholars would be encouraged, she said.

NIIT inks pacts with IIMs for executive courses

Software and training organisation NIIT Ltd has tied up with the country’s leading business schools, Indian Institutes of Management at Calcutta and Ahmedabad to offer ‘Executive Development’ programmes through virtual classrooms.

The alliance would enable the delivery of high-quality management education across the country through specially designed centres of advanced learning, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

The MoU with IIM-C was signed by the Chairman of NIIT Rajendra S. Pawar and the B-school’s Director Shekhar Chaudhuri .

Under the alliance, IIM-Calcutta would design the programmes and deliver them through its experienced faculty besides conducting evaluation and certification ,while the NIIT would provide the technology for virtual classrooms and implement and manage the overall student experience.

The IIM-Ahmedabad would provide the management content and NIIT would provide the technology for delivering the programmes.

The IIM-C would offer two programmes — strategic management for senior executives and applied finance for executives in finance functions, it said.