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TCS CEO concerned over reservations in IITs, IIMs

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Apr 20 (UNI) Tata Consultancy Services CEO and Managing Director S Ramadorai today expressed concern that the proposed increase in reservation in higher educational institutions like IITs and IIMs would badly hurt the industry.

Selection of candidates should be based on merit. Any pressure on the industry to implement reservation would not help its growth, he told reporters here.

Mr Ramadorai's comments came close on the heels of Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy's statement that increased reservation in higher educational institutions was not the solution to set right social injustice.

Stating that Chennai had the largest operations for TCS with almost 22 per cent of employees working here, the TCS CEO said the company planned to recruit 8,000 people for Chennai this year.

The company would increase its workforce by 23,000, including 8,000 in Chennai, by March 2007 and China operations would go up to 4,000 to 5,000 professionals in the next four to five years, he said.

Mr Ramadorai said large deals were signed last year were critical for the company and would be delivered across multiple locations.


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