First batch of TCS research fellowship program candidates selected

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 16, 2010

fellowship programTata Consultancy Services, an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, announced the first batch of research scholars for the TCS research fellowship program. By sponsoring the research of Phd. candidates for four years, the TCS Research Fellowship Program is designed to promote quality academic research in India, stated the company.

“We need to continuously invest to upgrade our education system as well as increase our academic scale. Nurturing research is therefore critical to expand the pool of academic faculty as well strengthen scholastic research in the country,” commented N. Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD, TCS.

TCS further informed that twenty-two candidates have been chosen from across India and an additional 18 will be named by February 2011. It plans to fund 200 doctoral candidates over a period of five years to take up Phd programs in reputable academic institutions across the country. Key elements for the selection of candidates include the candidate’s and institute’s credentials, the selected field of study and the academic research guide’s credentials. In addition to research support, TCS research fellowships will be paid a stipend, sponsored for academic conferences and will have access to resources and experts from TCS Innovation Labs and the company’s Co-Innovation network.