Trivandrum: Tata Consultancy Services has announced that it is setting up the world’s largest corporate learning and development centre in Thiruvananthapuram, with a total capacity to train 15,000 professionals at one time and 50,000 professionals annually.
The proposed TCS Learning Campus will be located on a 97 acre property in Technopark. The campus will be built over an area of 6.1 million sq. ft. and will feature residential accommodation for professionals and faculty at the centre.
At a ceremony at the TCS’s current training facility – TCS Peepul Park on January 04, 2014, Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the project in the presence of Kerala Governor, Shri Nikhil Kumar; Chief Minister, Shri Oomen Chandy; Minister for Industries & IT, Shri P K Kunhalikutty; Special Advisor to the PM, Shri T K A Nair aand Minister of State for HRD, Shri Shashi Tharoor.
In his address, the Prime Minister said, “The proposed Global Learning Centre of TCS will contribute toward an objective that is one of our national priorities – that of imparting skills training to our young men and women on a very large scale. We recognize that it is only by doing this that we can generate opportunities for productive employment for our youth in adequate numbers, while at the same time meeting the demands of our expanding economy for a skilled work-force.”
“I am confident that the Centre, which proposes to integrate elegant design, ecological thinking and modern technology, will set global benchmarks for corporate learning institutions. I hope to see even more initiatives by TCS and other IT companies in Kerala especially in view of the high quality of human resource in the State. TCS is a shining example of the success of Indian private enterprises in the last 20 years or so”, he added.
N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, 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.”
TCS is the single largest private sector employer in India. It employs over 285,000 professionals worldwide and plans to hire 50,000 professionals in 2013-14. Over the last five years, the company has trained over 143,000 IT professionals in India and abroad.
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