MUMBAI | PUNE, July 28, 2016: Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced today that more than 86,000 college students across India competed in the fourth edition of TCS Software Assurance Contest, Testimony.
Teams from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Pondicherry, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar and Chandubhai S Patel Institute of Technology, Gujarat won the top three positions respectively after a fiercely contested grand finale held on July 28, 2016 at TCS Sahyadri Park, Pune.
Launched in 2013 by TCS, TESTimony is held across engineering institutes in India. TESTimony is an attempt to nurture and lay a strong foundation for students in this space, helping them jumpstart their career in software testing. The contest provides an opportunity for students to learn and dive into the world of Assurance to enhance their knowledge in the domain.
The contest also rewards them for exhibiting exemplary talent in Automation testing, Performance testing, Test Management, Digital Assurance and other Software Quality related topics. TCS promotes learning through fun and contests like TESTimony provide gamified gateways for students to pursue careers in technology.
Ajoyendra Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Head, Global Human Resources, TCS said, “The digital technologies are evidently making the world hyperconnected and dematerialized. At TCS, we aim to shape the future by enabling today’s youth to be technologically updated and skilled. National contests like TCS TESTimony are more than just a competition, as they provide a unique platform for students to inspire creative talent. It is a unique opportunity to not only learn and explore the world of testing but also to showcase one’s expertise and earn peer recognition and honour.”
This year, the contest witnessed more than 86,000 registrations from 10 regions in India. The teams registered through TCS’ Campus Commune portal and participated in two preliminary rounds from which the top 10 teams were selected to the third and final round. In the final round, the teams worked on case studies based on Selenium, Jmeter and Appium, the solutions to which were judged based on the bug reports, test reports, and a presentation on the overall testing strategy and approach. The teams presented their solutions to panelists from TCS' Assurance Services Unit (ASU).
The thrilling finale of TESTimony was witnessed by 450 guests including academicians, students and placement officers. Presiding as the Guest of Honour, Dr. Sanjay G. Dhande (Former Director, IIT Kanpur) had addressed the gathering. Jayashree Natarajan, Global Head, TCS ASU, delivered the keynote address.
The 10 finalist teams contested for the top three spots at the TESTimony 2016 grand finale in Pune. The first place was won by Shyam Suganth J. and Thamarai Selvan S from SMVEC, Pondicherry. The team Anurag Saurabh Singh and Keshav Rathi from KIIT, Bhubaneswar walked away as the first runners-up while Richa Desai and Vishal Dhanadiya from CSPIT, Gujarat bagged the third position.
The finalists were awarded provisional job offers and internships, to begin their exciting careers in software testing at TCS. Apart from this, the top teams also won iPad Pros, iPad Airs and Motorola Smart Watches and more. The top teams in the contest also won more than 180 provisional job offers with TCS ASU.
Students interacted with experts in TCS ASU through a series of webinars and road-shows during the registration phase. All through TESTimony, students can seek support and guidance from assurance experts on Campus Commune – TCS’ student engagement platform. To mentor students for a career in assurance, TCS has also launched iAssurance, a channel on the Campus Commune portal where students can access assurance specific discussion forums, videos, blogs, polls, quizzes, contests and other content and social collaboration tools.
Over the years, TESTimony has hosted over 127,000 student participants across 10 regions and more than 1000 engineering colleges in India.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 362,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com
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