Learning has been expanded by the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with their digital learning unit which has aimed for creating additional two lakh seats across two hundred new centers. This new initiative also entails an expansion that includes its proposed facility in Kolkata. Even the Global Head of Tata Consultancy Services, Mr. V. Ramaswamy, spoke extensively on this initiative. He spoke on the sidelines of launching a new centre in Chennai. In an interview to one of the leading papers, he stated that the assessment had been a ‘pain point’ for various exam conducting bodies across the country. He also added that the challenges include the time to declare results, errors in results, malpractices and so on.
Now that education is the only smooth medium in order to make an objective reach the audience, iON has also directed its focus towards this medium. They have made the educational institutions their focus area along with examinations using cloud-based solutions. Their plan consists of setting up around two hundred centres and work with entrepreneurs. This process of give and take comprises entrepreneurs setting up business and Tata Consultancy Services giving them business. The Global Head of Tata Consultancy Services also revealed that over 81,000 candidates had already been assessed since the launch of the iON Digital Zone, Chennai, in March.
The Chennai facility spread over 38,000 sq. ft. will be the second signature facility (set up directly by TCS) after Noida. It will have a capacity of 1,500+ seats. The Noida facility has 3,000 seats. Around 2,00,000 candidates across the country can take up exams through TCS iON platform on a single shift (duration of the exam). “Over the last year or so, we have seen a phenomenal growth for digital assessment. Thus we decided to establish our own infrastructure. We will be unveiling plans for 4-5 more such centres, including a world’s largest one, in 3-4 months,” Ramaswamy told Financial Chronicle.
“Assessment has been a pain point for various examination conducting bodies across the nation and the challenges include the time to declare results, errors in results and malpractice attempts, but the country is now gaining confidence in the digital assessment mode. While it used to take months to announce results, we are now able to offer scores of candidates by the end of the day itself. As a result, not only academic institutions but also recruitment boards of banks, railways, and state governments are opting for this now,” he added. (Read here : SSC CHSL, CGL, MPPSC, BSNL Recruitment exam going online)
With the help of their rapid tie-ups with higher educational institutes, it is clear that this service would reach beyond the targeted audience.