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Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is an Indian information technology, consulting, services and business-process outsourcing organization which commenced operations in 1968. It is currently Asia's largest IT services firm with revenues of US $2.28 Billion for Financial Year 2004-2005. As of 2005 it has the largest number of employees among all the Indian IT companies (45,714). It has posted a net profit of Rs. 2,052 crore for the Financial Year 2004-2005. TCS has pioneered the global acceptance of Indian software industry.

TCS was conferred the best IT employer award by HP and best place to work award by Dataquest. CEO Ramadorai got the Businessman of the Year award from Business India in 2004.

Maitree is the social service wing of TCS.



Tata Consultancy Services was started in 1968. Mr. F.C.Kohli who was overseeing the punch corporate operation of Tisco,a TATA company ,realised the potential in the need to provide solutions to its clients as well.TCS was started as a separate entity to address this market need.TCS has not looked back since then. TCS is credited with bringing the software industry in to India .


The Company

TCS provides high end IT solutions to major corporations world-wide, and also provides business-consulting services. As of 2005, with a presence in 33 countries across 5 continents and a comprehensive range of services across diverse industries, TCS is one of the world's leading Information Technology companies with Revenues of $2.28 Billion USD. Six of the Fortune Top 10 companies are among its customers.TCS has a mission to break into the Top 10 consulting firms in the world.

TCS is part of India's second largest business conglomerate - the TATA Group - which has interests in Energy, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Chemicals and Engineering & Materials.

The company was a privately held entity till June 2004, when it went public on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India.The IPO of TCS was a landmark event in the history of Indian economy.

Subramaniam Ramadorai is the current CEO of the company, and has taken over from Dr. Fakir Chand Kohli (who is considered to be the Grand-sire of Indian IT industry). Ratan Tata is the current chairman.

TCS won the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award (RGNQA) for 2003. In 2004, it won the JRD QV award for Business Excellence.

In August 2004, TCS became the world's first organization to achieve an integrated Enterprise wide Maturity Level 5 on both the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and the People CMM (PCMM).

TCS has a vision to be among the Top 10 companies by the year 2010. The company's corporate headquarters is located at Air-India building at Nariman Point, Mumbai, India.


Business Areas

TCS serves the following industry and business areas:

  1. Banking
  2. Life Sciences
  3. Insurance
  4. Media and Entertainment
  5. Manufacturing
  6. Telecom
  7. Retail and Consumer goods
  8. Energy and Utility
  9. Transportation

TCS has bagged the a project from Ferrari - which as of 2005 is the largest project in Indian IT industry. TCS has also successfully implemented E-governance projects in various states like Andhra Pradesh.


Prominent Business Units


Tata Research Development and Design Center (TRDDC)

The TRDDC unit is the center for R&D work, mostly for Internal use of TCS. The products developed are focussed on the software development life-cycle, and include Modelling and Code Generation tools.

Active work is going on to integrate the products into the popular Eclipse Integration Framework.

In addition, TRDDC is also involved in the areas of language processing, formal methods, and research on Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support.

On account of the ongoing diversification effort, the other centers situated in India have also began R&D facilities, The center in Hyderabad carries out work on Security related issues.


Indian Branches

TCS has branches in the following Indian cities: Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram,Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune and Jamshedpur. As of 2005, It plans to open new offices in Kochi and Bhubaneshwar.


Global Units

TCS is present in all over the world. It has offices in about 35 countries including USA, UK, Brazil, China, Japan, Hungary, Germany, UAE, South Africa, Uruguay, Portugal, Singapore, Australia, France and many more .



Major products include:

  • Quartz - a banking solution
  • Mastercraft - A modelling and code engineering tool
  • EX - a financial application

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