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TCS Weekly Update 3rd 9th August 2013 Here is update on TCS as appeared in leading newspapers, periodicals &

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TCS News ZEISS Partners with Tata Consultancy Services ARCweb for Engineering and Manufacturing Services Chennai round of TCS IT Wiz on August 21

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Tech tackles mass cheating at a varsity (With help Indian Express from Tata Consultancy Limited, the university has introduced a scanning technology that lets the examiners check copies on computer.) TCS Wins IABC Gold Quill Excellence Award (Mr. Onesource - PR Newswire Pradipta Bagchi, Vice President & Global Head, US Corporate Communications, TCS is quoted.) SIA Signs Contract With TCS Onesource -Security Oracle.com

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TCS BaNCS deployed at Panzhihua Commercial Onesource India Infoline Bank, China (Mr. Brent Zhu, Greater China Head, TCS Financial Solutions is quoted.) Outplacement clauses in the Bill could hurt Indian The Financial Express IT (Mr. N.Chandrasekaran, MD and CEO TCS is interviewed.) TCS to begin construction of first phase of 100- The Economic Times acre facility ( Indore , Madhyapradesh ) Tata Consultancy Services Generates STEM Jobs Onesource - PR Newswire in U.S, Hires 174 College Graduates (Mr. Surya US Kant, President of North America, UK & Europe Operations at TCS is quoted.) Australian Pharmaceutical Industries selects TCS Tata.com for integration of SAP ERP programme (Ms. Deborah Hadwen, CEO, TCS, Australia and New

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Top ZEISS Partners with Tata Consultancy Services for Engineering and Manufacturing Services Source: ARCweb / 8 August 2013 At the onset of the recent financial crisis, the Carl Zeiss Group initiated a group-wide framework agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for engineering services to help reduce costs and support sustainable global business growth. The first step was for the company's various business units to identify which types of its work packages could be outsourced in any form. The company's Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business unit, for example, determined that it could outsource product development tasks. Industrial Metrology identified that it could outsource selected software development. The Microscopy division, in turn, determined that it could outsource complete development, manufacturing, and supply of an assembly group for microscopes intended for the Indian market. The companies went through a mutual change process, resulting in learning and adaptation on both sides. Today, ZEISS either outsources or uses global delivery for certain product development tasks, some of its software development and testing, and development and manufacturing of specific components. ZEISS and TCS consider the cooperation to be very successful and TCS hopes to expand related activities in the future. Top Chennai round of TCS IT Wiz on August 21 Source: New Indian Express / 8 August 2013 Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced Chennais edition of the TCS IT Wiz 2013 which will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at the Music Academy, TTK Road, Chennai. Entries should be sent through the respective institutions on or before August 17 to Savithri, TCS IT Wiz Coordinator, Tata Consultancy Services, C2- II Floor, 226 Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kumaran Nagar, Sholinganallur, Chennai: 600 119. For further details contact 044 6616 2451/ 9282412521. Schools can register online: www.tcsitwiz.com. You can also follow them on Twitter: @TCSITWiz. The event is open to all school students studying from Classes 8-12 (including pre-university of junior college students). There is no entry fee. Each institution is allowed to send multiple teams of two members each to participate. Top Tech tackles mass cheating at a varsity (With help from Tata Consultancy Limited, the university has introduced a scanning technology that lets the examiners check copies on computer.)

Source: Indian Express / 8 August 2013 Plagued by malpractices in the marking of examination copies and menace of mass cheating across its 160 affiliated colleges in the state, the Bundelkhand University found reprieve in a technological find that saw it holding one of its most successful examination in a long time while also ensuring that classes are held regularly. The university's Vice-Chancellor, Prof Avinash Pandey found in technology a solution to not only the issues regarding holding of classes and examinations, but also to the growing indiscipline in the affiliated colleges' following of rules. With help from Tata Consultancy Limited, the university has introduced a scanning technology that lets the examiners check copies on computer. Some 30,000 copies of BEd and BTech are being scanned and provided to the examiners following complaints regarding the marking pattern used for these two subjects. Top TCS Wins IABC Gold Quill Excellence Award (Mr. Pradipta Bagchi, Vice President & Global Head, Corporate Communications, TCS is quoted.) Source: Onesource - PR Newswire US /7 August, 2013 MUMBAI, India and LONDON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, announced, today, that it has won the the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Excellence Award for its "Big Four" IT services corporate communications campaign globally. TCS' European entry had qualified for the global competition by winning the EMERALD Award from the IABC Europe chapter earlier this year. The Gold Quill Awards recognize the best and brightest in global business communication and this year's competition received nearly 800 entries from around the world. Tim Buckley, IABC 2013 Gold Quill Awards Chair, said, "Gold Quill is an international symbol of excellence in strategic communication that recognizes smart thinking, exceptional execution and proven results. The communications team at TCS has demonstrated that they deliver meaningful work that both contribute to business results and helps builds the overall reputation of the communication profession. Winning this Gold Quill Award puts TCS in the top ranks of the world's business communicators. "Pradipta Bagchi, Vice President & Global Head, Corporate Communications, TCS, said, "This award serves as an excellent recognition of our constant endeavor to increase our visibility and tell our company's story at a global level. We have aimed at staying ahead of the curve by innovating and investing in our communications and influencer programs, backed up by a rapidly evolving capability of our global communications team and partners." The winning communications campaign had highlighted TCS position as a leader in its industry, through the evolution in its brand. Recently, TCS announced an over $1 billion increase in brand value as measured by Brand Finance, the world-leading brand valuation firm. Brand Finance's assessment also confirms that TCS has improved its brand strength and now belongs to its industry's top club of three AA+ rated IT services brands. The TCS brand value stands at $5,247 million in 2013, up from $4,068 million in 2012, consolidating the company's position as a Services_brand.aspx">Big Four IT services brand. About the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 14,000 members in 70 countries. For more information, visit www.iabc.com. About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an services/Pages/default.aspx">IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of services/Pages/default.aspx">IT, BPO, infrastructure, services/Pages/default.aspx">engineering and services/Pages/default.aspx">assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 277,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 44 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com. SOURCE Tata Consultancy Services Top SIA Signs Contract With TCS Source: Onesource -Security Oracle.com / 8 August 2013 The Security Industry Authority has signed a five year, 13 million contract with Tata Consultancy Services Limited. Following the completion of a tendering process, TCS were assessed to be the most competitive based on the pre-defined evaluation criteria. The contract is for new systems to support the delivery of the SIAs future licensing, approval and compliance operations. The new services are planned to commence at the end of June 2014. SIA Director of Service Delivery Stephen McCormick said: We are pleased to have agreed and signed a contract with TCS. The new services that TCS will provide will streamline our process making them simpler to use and encourage industry self-service. Top TCS BaNCS deployed at Panzhihua Commercial Bank, China (Mr. Brent Zhu, Greater China Head, TCS Financial Solutions is quoted.) Source: Onesource India Infoline / 7 August 2013 This deployment establishes a benchmark for the corporate banking segment in China. Tata Consultancy Services, a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the successful deployment of its core banking solution from TCS BaNCS at Panzhihua (PZH) Commercial Bank, China, in a record time of ten months. This deployment establishes a benchmark for the corporate banking segment in China. To date, TCS BaNCS has won 16 core banking deals in Greater China. PZH is the first city commercial bank in China to use the TCS BaNCS solution. The Bank selected TCS BaNCS based on the solutions highly successful implementation track record, especially in the Chinese market, and an in-depth domain expertise. The core banking modules deployed include deposits, loans, payments, cards and reporting. Xu Feng, President, PZH, said, A smooth implementation was a priority for us, and TCS BaNCS came well-recommended by other Chinese banks following their own successful experiences with

the product and organization. The solution went live at our bank in ten months supported by a strong TCS BaNCS team in China. The parameterization features of the solution allow us to quickly design and promote new products, strengthening our market capabilities. Its advanced data architecture shortens the time required to perform account settlement activities, enabling employees to maintain regular working hours in accordance with the employee-care concept of PZH Commercial Bank. Brent Zhu, Greater China Head, TCS Financial Solutions said, We are proud to be associated with some of the leading banks in China, and with Panzhihua, our first corporate banking solution in China going operational, we reaffirm our commitment to this market. We have built a strong pool of local resources, including knowledge consultants and an experienced delivery team in China. Our customers have helped us adapt our core banking solution to the specific functions and requirements of this region, making it a solution that easily integrates with the array of local requirements. Top Outplacement clauses in the Bill could hurt Indian IT (Mr. N.Chandrasekaran, MD and CEO TCS is interviewed.) Source: The Financial Express / 6 August 2013 The US Immigration Bill could hurt Indian software companies, Tata Consultancy Services MD & CEO Natarjan Chandrasekaran believes, even though he points out the final version isnt out yet. Meanwhile, TCS continues to cash in on the good environment and is keeping a closewatchoninnovationsintechnology, which Chandrasekaran feels are going to be rapid in the next few years, requiring IT vendors to be more than agile. He tells Shobhana Subramanian that he finds it difficult to even visualise the kind of work TCS might be doing five years from now, given how dramatic the changes in technology could be. How serious do you think the impact of the US Immigration Bill could be? The Bill, in the form in which it has gone through in the Senate, has tough provisions for companies like ours. The overall quota for H1B visas will be increased,which is good, but provisions like outplacement are tough not just for our business model but also for clients in the US because the ability of companies to service them will be difficult. We do, however, appreciate the need for an Immigration Bill in the US; they have issues to address. From our point of view, the Bill thats in the House is developing and the early version does not have some of the clauses that are of serious concern. There will definitely be some impact in terms of wage hike and visa hikes though that should not be serious. The outplacement clause, however, could be tough; we need to see how the clause is detailed in the Bill. In all these things, the final impact can be assessed only when youre able to correctly interpret the rul es, so the impact could be high. Top TCS to begin construction of first phase of 100-acre facility ( Indore , Madhyapradesh ) Source: The Economic Times / 6 August 2013 INDORE: Infotech major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will start developing its facility here on an 100 acres of land at the special economic zone (SEZ) from August 10, officials said here today. The foundation laying ceremony and construction of the TCS facility will take place on August 10 in the Super Corridor area on the outskirts of Indore city, they said.

The decision was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the Indore airport. Top Tata Consultancy Services Generates STEM Jobs in U.S, Hires 174 College Graduates (Mr. Surya Kant, President of North America, UK & Europe Operations at TCS is quoted.) Source: Onesource - PR Newswire US /5 August, 2013 NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, today announced that they have hired 174 college graduates this year. These new hires are a continuation of TCS' history of sustaining and adding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs to meet the demands of its global customers. Over the past four years, the company has recruited over 500 highly skilled college graduates across the United States. These new hires hail from 26 states plus the District of Columbia across 71 different universities. Seventy-four of the new hires joined in April and June; the remaining 100 new hires will join TCS in waves throughout the summer. All of TCS' new employees will undergo TCS' Initial Learning Program, a six to twelve week long talent development training program, housed out of TCS' Cincinnati, OH facility. After they have completed their training program, 100 of the hires will be based at the Cincinnati campus, which has a vibrant workforce of over 600 employees. The remaining 74 will be working in locations across the country to support the business growth in those markets. "TCS is committed to identifying, developing and providing growth opportunities for local talent throughout the United States," said Surya Kant, President of North America, UK & Europe Operations at TCS. "We view new college hires as an opportunity to grow our highly skilled workforce and help support economic growth across the country. We're especially pleased to be adding so many new employees to our renowned delivery center in Cincinnati." TCS' workforce development and community engagement strategies in the United States are focused on advanced and niche technology skill development and certification and the company is involved in numerous efforts to cultivate the talent that will make up the future technology workforce. For example, in June of this year at CGI America, a nationwide gathering hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago, Illinois, it was announced that TCS has joined US2020 as a Founding Leadership Partner. US2020 is a national STEM Education initiative that aims to engage one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals in mentorship opportunities by the year 2020. TCS will be the lead partner in developing US2020's web-based matching technology that will help place STEM volunteers into high impact mentoring opportunities with top non-profits working across different grades, settings, and delivery models. TCS also recently kicked off the latest year of its own STEM education initiative the TCS goIT Student Technology Program - a multi-tiered outreach program engaging students, parents, universities, and local government with the goal of increasing student excitement and participation in technology related careers. Since goIT's launch in 2009, the program has evolved from a two-school camp to a national, year-long program that has influenced over 7,000 students across 35 school districts and this year will reach schools and students across 10 cities in the United States as well as Toronto, Canada. About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) Tata Consultancy Services is an services/Pages/default.aspx">IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of services/Pages/default.aspx">IT, BPO, infrastructure, services/Pages/default.aspx">engineering

and services/Pages/default.aspx">assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 277,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 44 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com. SOURCE Tata Consultancy Services Top Australian Pharmaceutical Industries selects TCS for integration of SAP ERP programme (Ms. Deborah Hadwen, CEO, TCS, Australia and New Zealand is quoted.) Source: Tata.com / 5 August 2013 TCS and SAP to enhance IT systems across APIs retail and wholesale operations Sydney / Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services, a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, today, announced that it has been selected by Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API), a leading beauty and health retail company in Australia to deliver a major IT and business transformation programme whereby TCS will deliver SAP technology to unify and enhance mission-critical IT systems across APIs retail and wholesale operations. After a series of mergers and acquisitions and fast-paced business growth, API needed to update and replace many of its key IT systems. API selected TCS as its strategic partner and under the terms of the agreement, TCS will deliver API with a SAP ERP platform that integrates with API s legacy systems providing improvements in mission-critical business operations such as merchandising, sales and customer service, logistics and finance. API will benefit from enhanced customer service capabilities, improved logistics and finance processes, and better operational efficiencies. Stephen Roche, chief executive officer, API, said, We are confident that partnering with TCS will achieve our key objectives of enhanced customer capabilities and realising the associated efficiencies to position API competitively for the future. API is a key win for TCS as it expands our footprint in retail and further demonstrates our leadership as a SAP partner and solution provider of choice, said Deborah Hadwen, CEO, TCS, Australia and New Zealand. By adopting the combination of TCS services and SAP technology to enhance its IT operations, API will have a state-of-the art technology infrastructure that will deliver a competitive edge in the fast paced retail marketplace. Top