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August 2, 2011Issue 18

TCS Sponsors Summer Technology Camp

In June, TCS' Seven Hills Park campus celebrated the third annual 'goIT' Student Summer Camp. This year the camp hosted 65 students from 15 schools across the Cincinnati, OH region. This number reflected an increase of nearly 40 students and 5 schools since 2010. TCS Seven Hills Park began this student technology awareness program two years ago to address the marked decline of students entering technology-related higher education and later, technology-related careers. The program takes place at TCS' Miami Township campus and provides students with in-school IT career workshops, in-school technology awareness workshops and a three-day hands-on technical summer camp aimed at getting students interested in IT careers.   

goIT students and TCS staff

The students participated in teams across a series of programming and problem solving challenges during the 3 days of camp, culminating in a robotics obstacle course competition. Participation in the goIT program was open to all local high school students. TCS provided materials and food at no cost.  TCS has plans to expand the program to involve high school students in internships at the company.


Students prepare the Lego Mindstorm robot to maneuver the course

The camp was well received by the students and their parents yet again. For some, the camp was their first exposure to education outside of the classroom and offered an opportunity to see how a world-class IT company operates. Others have returned to the TCS goIT camp two and three years in a row, finding the learning experience a great opportunity to hone their programming skills and get ahead of the curve. Most of the students enthusiastically commented on the program, expressing a desire to continue forward in their education towards a career in IT. Speaking on the program, Amar Naga, director of operations at Seven Hills Park stated that "TCS' goIT program is aimed at getting young people interested in technology careers at an early age. The program emphasizes learning through teamwork and that is part of the challenge and the fun; the students must learn to work together to succeed."


TCS employees develop software for major U.S. corporations. There now are 450 employees at the Miami Township campus, with plans to add 250 more by the end of 2011.

Other News

TCS experiences strong business volumes driving Q1performance. Read more


Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America, Kim McCullough, talks about Land Rover's longstanding efforts in supporting conservation organizations throughout the world. Read more .


Forbes India story on TCS Climb to the Top. Read more.

Tata Technologies Better Innovation on Tour Honored for Corporate Events Management

Tata Technologies was honored at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) -Detriot Chapter's annual Renaissance Awards event in June for its 2010 Better Innovation on Tour multi-state event series.


Tata Nano on Display

Tata Nano on Display

The Tata Technologies Better Innovation Tata Nano automobile was highlighted at each stop from April to November including client sites, industry events, and universities such as Harvard.


Tata Technologies played a key role in engineering the Nano, which is produced by Tata Motors in India, for the Indian market. The company used the car to highlight its full-vehicle engineering and design capabilities to clients, engineering students and select automotive and engineering media.


The Nano featured in Better Innovation on Tour is owned by Tata Technologies and was on loan from its Center for Advanced Engineering and Design in Pune, India.

It was the first-ever Nano displayed in North America.

In November 2010 it was returned to India, in accordance with U.S. Customs regulations.

Tata Communications Participates in Habitat for Humanity Team Building Day


TCL - Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Team Building Day

In July, employees at the Herndon, VA headquarters of Tata Communications participated in a Habitat for Humanity Team Building Day.  Nearly two dozen volunteers spent the day at a rehab townhouse in a Virginia suburb, where they worked to demolish  kitchen cabinets, bathrooms and floors and helped rip out old insulation, amongst other activities. The site was kept "green" by recycling building materials, the use of rags instead of paper towels and the use of reusable cups instead of plastic water bottles. Tata Communications also donated $1,500 to the Habitat for Humanity building program. 

Taj Boston Chefs Present Specialties at the Saveur Summer BBQ Event

Taj Boston Chefs at the Saveur Summer BBQ 2011 at

New York City's Pier 66 

Photo credit: Gabi Porter/Metromix NY 



Recently, two chefs from the Taj Boston, presented their specialty tandoor-style kebabs in cooperation with India Tourism at the "Saveur Summer BBQ" event in New York City. 


Taj Boston's Executive Chef Michael Mandato and Indian specialty cook Malay Halder joined an elite group of the nation's top chefs at Saveur magazine's second annual summer kick-off event, where all chefs presented an array of signature barbecue dishes.  


"It was great to be asked by India Tourism to represent Taj Hotels' Indian heritage at this exciting summer food event,"

said Mandato. "Authentic Indian food is featured on all of our Taj Boston menus."