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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off new TCS training initiative in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “You are going as employees of TCS but I want you to come back to Japan as ambassadors of India.”

Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm have announced that it has initiated a new learning program for its trainee graduates in Japan.

The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the TCS Japan Technology and Culture Academy, which is aimed at enhancing the technology and cultural knowledge and understanding between Indian and Japanese IT professionals. 

The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India flagged off the first batch of 48 TCS Japan trainees who will proceed to India to undergo training for 6-8 weeks at various TCS locations. Apart from increasing their exposure to new technologies, the TCS Japan graduate trainees will learn about quality and other processes as well as business skills. This will be followed by on-the-job training on projects for six months.  

In April this year, TCS and Mitsubishi Corp announced that they were merging their IT operations in Japan to create a new global scale player in the Japanese IT industry, with TCS having a 51% stake in the new venture called Tata Consultancy Services Japan.

Speaking to the first batch of 48 trainees, key TCS clients, partners and employees, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said, “The 21st century is the century of knowledge and technology and all of you will gain knowledge from travelling in India." He exorted the TCS Japan trainees to use their time in India not only in classrooms and offices but also to see the country. “You are going as employees of TCS but I want you to come back to Japan as ambassadors of India,” the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India said. (Watch a video of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi participating in the welcome ceremony with Japanese ceremonial drummers.)

“We are delighted that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi is here with us to flag off an important learning initiative that will help TCS-ers from Japan and India work collaboratively together, said N Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD, TCS.

He added, “Japan and India have the potential to create a strong economic, and business partnership. TCS is proud to play a role to strengthen the relationship between these two great nations by investing in Japan and bringing the best global IT practices to Japanese companies as they look to grow globally.”

Tata Consultancy Services Japan will initially house more than 4,000 employees in Japan and a dedicated centre located in Pune, India. TCS Japan provides Japanese companies a unique mix of global talent and capabilities combined with local expertise and knowledge that will help Japanese corporations transform and globalise effectively and drive growth going forward.