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The Indian IT and BPO industry provides direct employment to about 2.8 million, and indirectly employs 8.9 million people. ...

The Indian IT and BPO industry provides direct employment to about 2.8 million, and indirectly employs 8.9 million people.

Most of them invest in educational initiatives of different types as part of their CSR initiatives.



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  • 1. Indian ITcompanies andtheir educationinitiativesEducation
  • 2. Source : costs India over $53 billion a year800 million people across the world lack the basic reading and writingskills needed to accomplish simple tasks such as reading a medicine labelor filling out a job application, costing the global economy more than $ 1.19trillion a year
  • 3. About 270 million people aged 15 years and older still remain illiterate inIndia, despite the country making major progress in cutting down the numberof school drop-outs over the years.Literates constituted 74 per cent of the total population in India agedseven and above, and illiterates form 26 per cent, as per the provisionaldata of the 2011 census.Among the working youth, approximately one in four is illiterate, and fewerthan one in five completes secondary education.Source : education deficit, is not filled by technical or vocational education andtraining, as only six per cent of urban youth and three per cent of ruralyouth attend technical or vocational training at the secondary level.
  • 4. The Indian IT and BPOindustry providesdirect employment toabout 2.8 million, andindirectly employs 8.9million people.Most of them invest ineducational initiativesof different types aspart of their CSRinitiatives.
  • 5. IT companies andtheir initiativesThe companies studied are listed on the right side.The information on activities mentioned aresourced from the annual sustainability reports orthe CSR section on their website.IT CompaniesTCSInfosysWiproHP IndiaCognizantIBM IndiaHCL TechCiscoOracleDellIntelAccentureSAPMahindra SatyamTech MahindraMicrosoftMphasis
  • 6. Tata ConsultancyServicesAdult Literacy ProgramLiteracy Camps imparted literacy through TCS’ Computer BasedFunctional Literacy method to 11,141 people.University Alliance ProgrammeTCS connects with a number of academic institutions in India and inother countries to fund research in basic and applied sciences. Thisprogram is now in its fourth cycle, with over 80 PhD scholars enrolledfrom more than 26 institutions across the country.TCS IT WizAn annual event organised and executed by TCS associates to create ITawareness among school children. The event reaches out to over200,000 school students from 5000 schools in 12 cities across India.InsighTThis program aims at providing an overview of the IT industry so as toencourage students to explore IT as a career. InsighT reached 1352students in 15 schools across India.The TCS Employability ProgrammeTCS provides training in English Speaking, soft skills and computerskills. Students who participate in the training and pass TCS standard ofproficiency are then offered positions within the company. TCS trained7828 candidates of which 717 were inducted into TCS.Advanced Computer Training CentreTCS has set up the Advanced Computer Training Centre to improveemployability for visually impaired individuals. In less than 4 years 99people have been trained and 66 employed.Source : CSR Report 2011-2012.
  • 7. InfosysInfosys as part of theirPromoting education andresearch focuses onDigital empowerment theprogram SPARK is aimedat raising the aspirationsof students.Campus ConnectCC helps align the needs of institutions, faculty and students, with thoseof the IT industry, to raise the employability of engineering students.During 2011-12, CC engaged with 474 engineering institutions to train1,400 faculty members, who in turn trained over 31,000 students.Project GenesisThis project helps in bridging the skill gap between industry requirementsand non-engineering graduate education. The project enabled 16,762students by training 365 academicians from 138 institutes.Spark Rural Reach ProgramThis program aims at encouraging rural children from classes V to VII topursue studies in science and math, basics of computers and relatedsubjects and become part of the IT revolution. This program hasbenefitted over 212,929 children across the country this year.Catch Them YoungThis is a two-week program designed to expose bright urban youth tothe IT world by conducting a summer vacation workshop at ourcampuses in India. Through this program, infosys has reached out tonearly 466 children in the last 12 months.Spark GURUThis is an initiative that helps teachers augment their knowledge andenhance their teaching skills with respect to the current industry needsand requirements. The program targets teachers from rural areas.Source : Sustainability Report 2011-2012.
  • 8. MicrosoftMicrosoft India carries out various educationactivities in collaboration with stategovernments and NGOS across India underthe corporate citizenship initiative.Microsoft Student Partner ProgramThe Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) programoffers technical training, and opportunities. Microsoftenages MSPs in developing tools and industry-defining software applications.Project JyotiProject Jyoti, Microsoft’s Community TechnologySkills Program that focuses on educatingunderserved communities to use basic computingskills to advance their economic well-being, includinggetting a job and starting a business.Bihar Urban Development Authority (BUDA)Collaborates with Microsoft LearningProvide a certified IT training Program for theunderprivileged, enabling them to secure a job. Underthis project BUDA has chosen 41 organisations totrain the 17,000 individuals in the state. The trainingsessions are conducted across 400 locationsspanning across all 38 districts of Bihar.Other ProgramsA total of 103 other programs are listed over here : Microsoft, Corporate Citizenship
  • 9. WiproThe intent of these initiatives is toimprove the quality of education inschools.School ProgramWipro ‘Applying thought in school’ programfocuses on improving the quality of education inschools. Some activities under this are listedbelow.-Wipro has built a partner network of 30 of India’sforemost educational organizations- Wipro supports social organizations (supporting12 partners in organization development throughproject support)- Wipro has worked with around 2000 schoolsand 10,500 educators across 17 states reachingaround 800,000 students- Wipro has supported 10 people on WiproEducation Fellowship since 2007- Currently, Wipro is engaged in projects witharound 700 schools across the country incollaboration with 22 partnersSource : Wipro, Sustainability section
  • 10. IntelThe Intel® Education Initiative in India has beenworking with government and other decisionmaking bodies at the central, state and locallevels since 1999 to improve teaching andlearning in both formal and informal educationalenvironments through the effective use oftechnology.K-12 educationThrough the Intel® Teach Program over a millionteachers have been trained to bring technology toolsand resources into their classrooms for betterstudent learning.Education beyond classroomsOver 100,000 learners, aged 8 to 16, in underservedcommunities across India, have acquired technologyliteracy through the Intel® Learn Program.Science competitionsSince 1999, brilliant young minds have won nationaland international recognition through Initiative forResearch and Innovation in Science (IRIS), the largestscience initiative in India, co-sponsored by Intel.Higher educationUnder the Intel® Higher Education Program, Intelworks with leading scientific and technologicalinstitutes to move technology out of university labsand into local communities through research grants,technology entrepreneurship forums, and mentoringby Intel technologists.Source : Intel, Corporate, Education
  • 11. MphasisMphasiS works with the voluntarysector in implementing projects. Theyinvolve employees, clients, and otherstakeholders, and encourage them toactively contribute their skills, time andexpertise to such initiatives.Nannagu Shale (A School for Me Too)To address the employment needs of persons withdisabilities, MphasiS, has developed an interventionprogram which can enable inclusion of children withdisabilities in to the society, ensuring their right to education.Aalamba ProgramAimed at youth who are school drop outs MphasiS aims toempower over 300 such youth with employment and skillstraining, and support with employment exchange services.They also aim to support 30 bright young people indeveloping their own enterprises, as part of the businessand employment co-operative, within one year of training.i-LeadAnother similar program to impart employability training fordropout youth from marginalized communities living in ruraland urban areas of Chennai is also being conducted. Threemonths training is given in ITeS, automobile mechanism,electrician, and hospitality.Nurture MeritMphasiS provide assistance in the form of college fees,examination fees, tutorials, and coaching for meritorious andneedy students. Books, computer facilities, career guidance,and training is also provided.Source : Mphasis, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Initiatives
  • 12. AccentureAs part of Local Grant Giving Projects initiativeAccenture partners with local nonprofits to provideunderprivileged people with skills training in high-demand sectors. All programs in India areimplemented through its Skills to Succeed program:Dr. Reddy’s FoundationAccenture supports Dr. Reddy’s Foundation inimplementing a sustainable model of vocationalskilling across India, thereby enabling the organizationto equip and support many underprivileged youth.Don Bosco TechThrough this partnership with Don Bosco Tech and ITCWelcomgroup Hotels, Accenture aims at trainingthousands of disadvantaged youth and helping thembecome employable in the hospitality sector.QUEST Alliance, Hope Foundation and Aide et ActionA market-relevant curriculum developed by QUESTAlliance and Accenture is used to deliver the retail skillstraining that helps students to secure jobs oncompletion of the program.Business school for illiterate womenAccenture partners with the Mann Deshi Foundationand The British Asian Trust to provide training intechnical, financial and marketing skills to marginalizedwomen who have no formal education and to girls whohave dropped out of high school.Source : Accenture, Company, India Corporate Citizenship
  • 13. Mahindra SatyamMentoring of students by Magnificent Seven Teams (M7):Magnificent Seven (M7) teams regularly mentor school childrenduring weekends in government schools/corporation schools.Volunteers teach basics of computers, Spoken English, Hygiene,Math, Science, Time Management and Career Guidance.KidSmartMahindra Satyam volunteers support these camps and ensurethat the activities are implemented smoothly.Notebook DistributionMahindra Satyam Foundation donates notebooks tounderprivileged students.Computer Distribution / LiteracyMore than 1,000 computers have been distributed toGovernment/IT/Corporation schools. Mahindra Satyamvolunteers conduct Computer training classes for both teachersand students at these schools/institutes.Motivational ToursMahindra Satyam Foundation organizes motivational tours fordisadvantaged sections of the society to places of interest likeMuseums, Technology Centers, Planetarium etc.Inter-School Competitions/CelebrationsAwareness programs on issues like global warming, health andhygiene, activities such as essay writing, sports and games,painting competitions, fancy dress competitions, etc areorganized.Source : Mahindra Satyam, Social Responsibility
  • 14. Source : Cognizant, About Us, Sustainability Report a TeacherThis program recruits volunteers to teach classes atneighborhood schools. Some 120 volunteers are teaching in 10schools, reaching 1,200 students. volunteers have increasedpass rates by 10-30% at 5 schools in India.Educate a villageThis program is a partnership between Cognizant and AID Indiato set up study centers in 25 villages in Tamil Nadu.Street Children Empowerment ProgramVolunteers visit with homeless children at 3 centers in Chennaito take students on field trips and lead story telling, mathpuzzle, and hygiene sessions.TalhuntTalhunt is a interschool cultural competition. In 2011, some18,000 students from 59 schools competed to showcasetheir creative abilities. Winning schools receive financial aid tohelp improve their facilities.Infrastructure projectsProjects such as renovating classrooms and building libraries,computer labs, science labs, and sports facilities, have beencompleted at schools and other locations, through acombination of volunteer labor and Cognizant donations.Cognizant has sponsored 146 such infrastructure projects inIndia in 2011.Notebook DrivesThis program sis conducted by Outreach volunteers distributedfree notebooks to over 66,000 children in 2011—and 120,000children in the past three years.
  • 15. HCL TechnologiesPower of One is a Corporate Social Responsibilityinitiative that is unique to HCL Technologies.Library Drives: Encouraging a love for readingHCLT Foundation conducted a book collection drivewhere employees were encouraged to donatestorybooks and notebooks. While a library wasestablished and inaugurated in one school, 1000+books were distributed in another. Through this effort,2000+ books were collected for 15,000 school childrenin rural Karnataka.Teach at OfficeThrough this programme support staff are providedwith a range of workshops on basic etiquette, financialmanagement, expected professional behavior andawareness initiatives on health and hygiene. Staff arealso taught basic computer skills and trained inconversational English.Source : HCL Tech, Socially Responsible Business section
  • 16. IBMThese activities are part of IBM’s CorporateCitizenship initiativesIBM Reinventing Education ProgramThe initiative has helped over 50 government schools inunderdeveloped rural and urban areas to transformteaching by integrating Information and CommunicationTechnology (ICT) and pedagogy tools in a way thatmakes science, math and English simple and fun. TheTransformed Classroom model has empowered over 600teachers and benefitted about 7000 children in morethan 90 schools in the two states.In 2012 – 2013, the Reinventing Education program isexpanding to Government and Municipal CorporationSchools in the States of Ahmedabad, Rajasthan, andHaryana, and Municipal corporation schools in the citiesof Coimbatore and Madurai, Tamil Nadu. By training thetrainers, the program is expected to reach over 1000teachers and nearly 200 schools across these fourstates.Smart Rural Aggregation PlatformA rural entrepreneurs information hub equipped with WiFiand IT infrastructure has been set up in five villages.Agribusiness advisory services, as well as basiccomputer training and other appropriate skills training,has been conducted. Drishtee Foundation and IBMvolunteers interact with the farmers community tounderstand the needs and offer more services in thecoming years.Source : IBM, Responsibility, Citizenship, Profiles, India
  • 17. HPFrom the website it is difficult to determine exactnature / no of India Initiatives. Hence only thefollowing 2 are mentioned here:India: i-communityHewlett-Packard and the southern India stategovernment of Andhra Pradesh have launched athree-year alliance to accelerate socioeconomicdevelopment of a rural area. Expected offeringsinclude connectivity to local schools, colleges andyouth educational services and vocational trainingthrough direct and distance learning.Education Innovation FundHP’s Education Innovation Fund in India, includes a$1 million grant to the Sri Aurobindo Society.Source : HP, CSR : HP, Global Citizenship, Society, Social Innovation as part of the social innovation initiative hasthe following programs under education globally:- HP Catalyst- HP Innovations in Education Funds- Empowering entrepreneurs- HP LIFE- Social Innovation Relay- Personalized Learning- LearningMyWay
  • 18. OracleOracle Education Foundation has various educationprograms that operate globally.Technology Education Programs- Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (India)- ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (India)- Institute of Electronic Governance (India)- Directorate of School Education, Government ofPuducherry (India)- Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (India)- Delhi Public School Society (India)ThinkQuest International CompetitionIn FY11 and FY12, this global competition challengedstudents in India to solve real-world problems usingtechnology.Source : Oracle, Corporate, Citizenship, Education : Cisco Systems Systems Project SamudayaCisco has built 2 schools under Project Samudaya inChennai. At village schools, students interact withteachers hundreds of kilometers away through theCEED platform. The Cisco® Education EnabledDevelopment (CEED) platform enables remoteeducation to school children, imparting lessons inEnglish, math, science. A total of 4 schools arenetworked for remote classroom sessions. 500students received remote classroom instruction threedays per week. Cisco donated computers to 11schools in the five adopted villages.Cisco has adopted villages devastated by 2009Flood in India, Delivering Quality Healthcareand Education Through Network Technology
  • 19. DellAs part of their “Youth Learning” initiative Dell haspartnered with Cristel House.The India Christel House and DellThe India Christel House, with Dell’s help, has beenable to sustain programs such as the Culver SummerSchool and Camp. In 2008, the India Christel Housewas selected for one of the inaugural Dell YouthLearning grants addressing the technology gap.This unique program offers 9- to 17-year-olds asupportive and challenging learning environment.Source : Dell, Corporate Responsibility, Community : SAP, Corporate Social Responsibility Sabbatical: Leveraging TalentSAP employees are making a difference through anew model for leadership development and socialimpact. SAP volunteers help high school studentsthink like entrepreneurs and expand their thinkingabout the future.Internet Access in India:A Model for Change Rural village in India has gainedaccess to computerized records and vital localservices with the help of this innovative project usingSAP technology.As part of sustainability, SAP strategically investsin talent, technology, and capital to enhanceeducation.
  • 20. Tech MahindraTech Mahindra initiatives are carried out by TechMahindra Foundation. The Tech Mahindra Foundationwas launched to address the educational needs of theunderprivileged, especially children, as well asespouse the cause of womens empowerment ineducation.Tech Mahindra FoundationThe Foundation has tie-ups with non-governmentalorganizations (NGOs, not-for-profit ventures) based inDelhi-Noida, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Thesepartnerships help promote programs that enable theunderprivileged to become self-reliant andresponsible contributing citizens. The Foundationalso supports women empowerment programsthrough vocational, technical and professionaleducation at all levels.Shikshak Samman AwardsThe Tech Mahindra Foundation in collaboration withthe Municipal Corporation of Delhi announces theShikshak Samman Awards for 2010-11, to honoroutstanding teachers working in Municipal schools.Source : Tech Mahindra, About Tech Mahindra : Ingram, About Ingram Micro,,22965_15106_23017_15108,00.html
  • 21. IT Companies EducationPartnerComputerEducationBusinessEducationSTEMEducationAdultLiteracyVocationalTrainingFinancialAidCompetitionEventsOthersTCSInfosysWiproHP IndiaCognizantIBM IndiaHCL TechCisco SystemsOracleDellIntelAccentureSAPMahindra SatyamTech MahindraMicrosoftMphasisIndian IT companies and their education initiativesSTEM - Science, technology, engineering, math.Education Partner - Primary, Secondary, Higher Education. Donation of Toys, Books, Computers. Development of School Infrastructure. Scholarships.