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Youngest M-Tech student gets education support from TCS

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Aug 24 (UNI) Chandra Sekar, the 15-year-old, M Tech student at IIT-Madras, will be provided support for education and research by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in its continued efforts to develop young scientific talent in the country.

TCS, CEO and Managing Director, S Ramadorai said, ''Being a pioneer of the IT industry, TCS realise that talent needs support to realise its true potential and as a company, we have encouraged our young minds to seize opportunities that the global arena offers.'' TCS sources said the youngest engineering graduate in the country will receive a package of grants worth over Rs seven lakh for his education, including tution fees, research activities, technology infrastructure support, global project experience as well as mentoring from senior executives at TCS.

In addition to his costs at IIT, TCS will also support the student's research, travel and project expenses. A Chennai-based TCS executive will act as a mentor to the student during his days at IIT and guide him in his choices of research and profession.

Sekar graduated from an engineering college, affiliated to Anna University, Chennai this year. He is also regarded as the world's youngest Microsoft-certified Systems Engineer at 10 and a Cisco Certified Network Associate at 11.


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