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Rural and under-privileged graduate youth from socially and economically marginalized families need a stepping-stone to stand at par in the job market. Lack of opportunities, exposure, communication skills, confidence and technical knowledge cannot be allowed to chain them to their fate. Youth Employment Program responds to this need of youth and sets them free and equal to acquire meaningful jobs in the industry.


  • Enhance employability of rural youth from socially and economically marginalized communities, thereby promoting inclusive growth.
  • Provide the beneficiaries with exposure to industry needs and make them eligible to take up employment in the corporate sector, government, and other MSMEs.
  • Ensure continuous availability of talent pool for the industry and increase diversity & gender parity.

Target Group:

  • General Graduates: those who are in final year of graduation, and those who have completed graduation within last two calendar years.
  • Engineering Graduates: those in fifth semester
  • Candidates must come from families with family income at below six lakh rupees


The Youth Employment Program uses a Four Pillar Framework to achieve these objectives.

  • Mobilization of candidates is achieved through our 500+ partners through non-remunerative partnerships. This cuts across colleges, universities, civil society organizations, religious trusts, government bodies, corporate foundations and Tata group companies
  • Training Content: Prepared by TCS experts, with focus on industry needs. Approx.200 hours for Engineering graduates and 100+ hours for others
  • Trainers: The training is provided by TCS employees as volunteers, bringing in their expertise and industry skills into the fore. Some external experts too contribute to it.
  • Placement: Through teach-coach-and mentor model, the trainees are guided for jobs within TCS and externally.


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Learning Path:

The training follows mostly digital mode of delivery, with candidates getting about two hours of learning per day along with self-learning and mentoring. In very remote locations, it is provided in hybrid model where the trainer is physically present to train and guide the candidates. The training follows specific learning path.

learning path


All candidates get exposure to multiple opportunities while in training and on completion of training. The candidates are also registered with the National Career Services portal under the Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of India, to enable their access to wide variety of employers and vacancies posted therein. The candidates also participate in the National Qualifier Tests organized by TCS, the scores of which are accepted by wide variety of industries.

· Direct recruitment to positions within TCS

· Application to other companies (through TCS iON, NCS, job portals etc)

· Direct link with employers and placement agencies

· Mentoring for candidates with other career aspirations



Our Journey So far

2009: TCS integrates Tata Affirmative Action Policy into its CSR strategy

2010: First batches under YEP for non-engineering graduates in four places (Sivakasi, Kovilpatti, Satara and Kalahandi)

2013: Initiation of YEP for engineering graduates

2016: Major content revision and maturing of the Four Pillar Framework

2020: Entirely digital delivery of training

2021: Introduction of personalized learning paths

Sustained Impact of the Program:

  • 124,000+ students get an early exposure to industry needs, which helps them hone their skills and get jobs that provide social and economic security
  • 62% of the youth placed in jobs are women, leading to significant women empowerment- including mobility, access to resources, dignity, (SDG – 5) respect in family and community, better social standing, and better access to health care.
  • Improvement in economic status has led to two important parameters for women: (a) improved nutrition (SDG – 3); (b) marriage at legally acceptable age, with higher possibility on making a choice on one’s life-partner (SDG – 5).
  • Economic empowerment of rural families with first regular gainfully employed job (SDG-8), over 4000 families getting lifted out of poverty annually (SDG-1).
  • Promotes customers as CSR Partners through impact sourcing.
  • Regular availability of employable graduate pool to the industry. Placement in MNCs like Accenture, IBM, Infosys, L&T InfoTech, NTT Data, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Capgemini, Concentrix, and several companies from Banking & Finance, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, and Services sector.

Our Goal:

Train 10 million youth by 2030 through Youth Employment Program across India, reducing the skill gap, and thereby propelling them into job market.

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