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Online Education Leader Enlists Tata Consultancy Services to Modernize Excelsior’s Student Information System with an AWS Migration and Support Future Growth

NEW YORK, August 09, 2022: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) is helping Excelsior University, an accredited, not-for-profit online institution, improve the overall faculty and staff experience. TCS will support the university’s mission by enhancing the student information system, which hosts the user experience for staff, faculty, and students.

The rapid acceleration of digital transformation and technology adoption is creating jobs that require newly formed specializations, which is prompting the need for the current global workforce to reskill or upskill. In fact, a report by WEF states that more than 40% of workers globally will require reskilling by 2025. The accessibility, flexibility, and safety of online distance education programs is making them a popular option for pursuing new or advanced degrees.

To address this opportunity, Excelsior has engaged in a multiyear initiative to stabilize and modernize its legacy student information system with a transition to AWS Cloud. With the foundation in place, the partnership with TCS will enable Excelsior to focus on strategic initiatives and solutions that further enhance the student, faculty, and staff experience.

“Technology gives us the ability to scale almost infinitely, so growth must be handled in a responsible manner to ensure the student, staff, and faculty experience is not only preserved but enhanced by our transformation,” said Ron Chesbrough, Interim Chief of Staff, Excelsior University. “TCS’ partnership is central to expanding our digital capability and enabling staff and faculty to better serve our students.”

As part of this partnership, TCS will deliver high-value technical support, leading to shortened time-to-resolution for users and allowing Excelsior staff and faculty to focus more time on supporting students. Under a 10-year engagement, TCS will enable Excelsior’s Technology and Facility Services teams to initiate staff, faculty, and student-facing technology initiatives, including cloud migration of student information systems, modernization of quick classify and course annotation, and improvements to course registration.

“New industry-focused and job-ready courses are becoming more relevant for people following their passions or seeking out new career paths,” said Amit Bajaj, President, TCS North America.  “TCS is dedicated to helping Excelsior University modernize processes and leverage digital technologies to improve the student, employee and faculty experiences. We are excited to help Excelsior fulfill its core mission and drive growth.” 

About Excelsior University

Excelsior University is an accredited, not-for-profit online university focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The university contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity.


About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 606,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 55 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $25.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit

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