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TCS Launches Graduate Program with Universities in Malaysia


Tata Consultancy Services’ Program Creates New IT Jobs for Fresh Graduates and will be Conducted in Conjunction with Facilitation Partner, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

KUALA LUMPUR, January 20, 2020: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has launched its Initial Learning Program (ILP) in Malaysia, together with facilitation partner Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), aimed at training fresh graduates and creating employment opportunities for them in the company.

The Malaysian government’s Critical Skills Monitoring Committee’s latest Critical Occupations List has indicated a shortage of skilled candidates in the areas of information and communications technology, computer network, and cyber security. ILP is a two-month-long learning and hands-on training program for fresh graduates that plugs the skills gap. It focuses on developing technology skills such as coding, data analytics and software or application development, as well as soft skills such as problem solving, creativity and communication skills. ILP pass-outs will be eligible to join TCS as full-time employees.

“We recognize the skills mismatch in the Malaysian job market, particularly in highly skilled digital technical roles.” said Jeevan Rajoo, Country Head, TCS Malaysia.“Together with our university partners, TCS is taking the lead in addressing this gap by providing training and hands-on experience to fresh graduates, with the goal of producing a Malaysian workforce that is IR 4.0 ready.”

In the first phase of the ILP program, TCS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with APU and Taylor’s University. Graduates from selected faculties in these universities can apply for the program through their university. On passing the stringent selection process, they will be eligible for ILP, where they will undergo face-to-face, online and self-study sessions that are based on agile methodologies.

TCS’ Initial Learning Program has had excellent results worldwide in developing individuals who are industry and role-ready. We are proud to be the facilitating partner for its introduction in Malaysia,” said Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO, APU.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (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 the last fifty 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 450,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $20.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 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 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at

About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in Technology that aim to nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. The multi-cultural student community comprises 12,000 students from over 130 countries.  APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011, 2013 and 2017 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Internationally, APU also achieved 5-Stars Ratings at the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in four categories – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. In the 2018 Graduate Tracer Study by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, APU graduates achieved a 100% Employability by graduation. For more information, visit

About Taylor’s University

Since its inception, Taylor’s has continuously provided excellent services for its students in terms of diverse study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods, ongoing partnerships with leading universities worldwide, strong industry linkages, up-to-date facilities and well-equipped campuses. Taylor’s University offers a myriad of courses in tertiary education, from diploma, to degree and post-graduate programmes. Students can choose to enroll in courses encompassing fields such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Biosciences, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Law, Business, Communications, Design, Performing Arts, Hospitality, and Tourism & Culinary Arts.

The quality of the undergraduate teaching and learning at Taylor’s was acknowledged when it garnered a ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ rating in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA) by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in all four audit exercises. Taylor’s University is the best private university in Malaysia for the graduate employment rate indicator under the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 exercise and is ranked at no. 109 in Asia in the QS Asia University Rankings 2020 exercise. Taylor’s University was awarded 5-Star rating in six (6) categories of the QS Stars Rating. Taylor’s University was also recognised as the number 14 university in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. Taylor’s was listed in the top 2% universities in the world by QS World University Rankings. These achievements are important milestones for Taylor’s, in line with its aim of becoming one of Asia’s leading universities.

Taylor’s has received numerous recognitions locally and internationally from professional bodies such as the CDIO Initiative (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, Operating), National Academy of Engineering in the USA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), to name a few. Taylor’s has also received the Premier Digital Tech IHL status given by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a recognition given to Malaysia’s leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions.

Taylor’s continues to play a strong role in developing Malaysia’s human resource capital, and boasts a 100,000-strong alumnus, many of whom have become leaders in their respective fields.

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