Academic Alliances

As a market leader in a knowledge economy, TCS believes in investing in early stage research to drive innovation. We have formed alliances with reputed academic institutions globally to encourage new developments in the area of research. Our academic alliance program, a part of the TCS Co-Innovation Network ( COINTM ) results in promising ideas which stem from pure technology research and real-world scenarios.  



The academic alliance program works at several levels: it includes university-based research parks and incubators, short and long-term research agreements, and faculty and industry personnel exchange programs. We also offer the popular Research Scholar Program that attracts doctoral research scholars from all over India.

Watch video to know more about the Research Scholar Program.

Our current International and domestic academic alliance partners include the following:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, San Jose

TCS and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will drive specific research in areas including; genomics, metagenomics, systems biology, bio-informatics, improved care management, and advanced healthcare analytics. This important collaboration will also lay the foundation for TCS’ COIN™ Emerging Technology network to connect with Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC) start-up community.

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The Royal College of Art, London

TCS has collaborated with The Royal College of Art, London to establish a Design Innovation Lab in the UK. The lab, will conduct joint research related to design, technology, and business. The goal is to file joint patents and publications. The Lab, located on RCA’s South Kensington campus in Central London, will also be able to host students on internships and researchers on sabbaticals.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

TCS is a Research Patron of the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management. CISR has a track record of practice-based research in management of information technology.

Key areas of research include IT governance, enterprise architecture, and IT portfolio management. As part of this partnership, CISR and TCS’ consulting teams produce joint offerings, and TCS’ client CIOs participate in the CIO Symposium held at MIT. TCS is also a member of MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program.

Some of CISR’s current research topics include ecosystem drivers, digitization and the Board, designing digital organizations for disruption, internet of things, risks/rewards of data, and digital governance.

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University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

TCS has established a research collaboration with the Center for Computational Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The research collaboration is focused on the use of next generation sequencing to further precision medicine

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University of Toronto

TCS Co-Innovation Network was soft launched in Univ. of Toronto (UoT) campus. Initial collaboration between TCS and UoT are in areas of public health, Smart Citizen and bio-sciences.

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University of Technology Sydney

TCS and UTS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work on advanced analytics, machine learning, data visualisation and big data applications as well as to fund PhD scholarships and the intake of student interns across the TCS network

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Columbia University

TCS has an Annual Membership of Columbia Particulate and Surfactant Systems. The mission of CPaSS is to advance, promote, develop, and promote greener surfactant and particle technologies, where greener is defined as including and resulting in less hazardous reagents, energy/water/material savings and more value added with little or no compromise in performance.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and TCS have established a research cell for conducting research areas of smart power, next-generation information extraction, railway scheduling and planning, program analysis, high performance computing, software verification and validation, and service design.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

TCS has partnered with IIT Guwahati to develop a smart grid demonstrator. The demonstrator will model the smart grid ecosystem comprising the distribution infrastructure and renewable and distributed energy resources (DER). The simulator will serve a platform to study the impact of DER integration, as well as validate the communication architecture, algorithms, and methodology for optimizing smart grid operations.

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CMI – (Chennai Mathematical Institute)

TCS and CMI have partnered in area of verification of embedded automotive software.

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