India's largest Information Technology company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is all set to open world's largest corporate learning and development center. The center will be training around 15,000 professionals simulatneously, and 50,000 annually.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the facility.
The proposed center will be based in Thiruvananthapuram will be located on a 97-acre property in the Technopark area of the city.
At a ceremony at the TCS’s current training facility, TCS Peepul Park, the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, was the chief guest and laid the foundation stone for the project. Other dignitaries present included the governor of the state of Kerala, Nikhil Kumar; Chief Minister, Oomen Chandy; Minister for Industries and IT, PK Kunhalikutty; special advisor to the prime minister TKA Nair as well as the local MP, Shashi Tharoor.
N Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer and managing director, TCS, said, "TCS has been present in Thiruvananthapuram since 1997, and since then it has been the hub of our global learning and development efforts. The TCS learning campus will be the new benchmark for corporate learning worldwide, and this iconic facility will produce world-class professionals to meet the future needs of the IT industry. We are grateful to the Kerala government officials and other stakeholders whose energy and commitment has helped make this project a reality today,".
Over the last 5 years till date, the company has trained over 1.43 lakh IT professionals in India and abroad.
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