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April 21, 2018

To answer anticipated threat from automation, TCS reskilled 2 lakh employees in last 3 quarters


Hyderabad: With the Indian IT sector on tenterhooks over the anticipated threat from automation, TCS, India’s largest IT firm by revenue, is reskilling its employees in digital technology as it expects faster growth in this space.

“Our revenues from the digital space was 17.6 per cent in 2016-17 as it grew by 28 per cent over the last year’s figure. And we expect digital to make up one-third of our overall revenue by 2020,” said V. Rajanna, vice-president and global head of telecom technology business unit at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

As digital landscape changes very fast, the company has proactively reskilled two lakh of its employees in the last three quarters in different digital technologies.

“For this, we leveraged digital technology to train our employee in digital. If we had opted for traditional training methodology, we could not have trained so many people. We have to get our employees ready before a customer demands a certain skill,” he said.

In an advice to students who aspire to get into the IT sector, Mr Rajanna said, “We expect them to champion in two or three core subjects, be an expert in one or two programming languages and have good communication skills, ability to learn, etc.”

He also stressed on faculty development programmes to update them about industry requirements and get them retrained in new technologies.

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