As a recognition of the the special relationship that Vidya has with TCS, the managers of the national level CRD of TCS chose Vidya as one the venues for conducting the first round of the CRD. Such a privilege had been given to only a very few selected colleges in India. The drive called “TCS Ninja” for the 2019 pass out batch of students was held in the College campus on 11 September 2018. TCS iON, the Tata group’s assessment partner, was responsible for the conduct of the online assessment examination.
The challenges faced
The successful completion of the online examination was made possible only due to the whole hearted support from the faculty and staff of both academic and non-academic departments who had released their computer labs and resources for this purpose. There were quite a few challenges in meeting the target. The team led by Mr Shali K R, System Administrator, worked on the technical solutions. Mr Shali, along with Mr Martin P R, Mr Arjun and Mr Ajay from ITIMS, Mr Sreekumar C B and staff of various computer labs – Ms Lalini, Ms Jesna, Ms Threesa, Ms Sreeja, Ms Jyothi, and Ms Devikanath – accomplished a near impossible task. By the end of Friday, 31 August 2018 the College could deliver to TCS as many as 162 machines as per the configuration required by TCS iON, and the mock test was successfully conducted on 08 September 2018. Again, a team under directions from Mr Shali, consisting of Mr Arjun, Ms Rini and Ms Sheena, facilitated the launcher upgrade conducted by TCS iON on Monday, 10 September 2018 afternoon. Behind the scene, all activities were supported by the Administrative, Project Engineering, and Finance & Accounts Departments of the College.
The fruits of the efforts
These efforts have gone a long way towards successfully conducting the first ever TCS Ninja national level recruitment examination at Vidya campus on 11 September 2018, The test was taken by 275 students of the 2019 pass out batch. At all India level, close to 275,000 candidates have taken this test of which nearly 10,000 registrations have come from Kerala.
Thanks from Training & Placement Department
The personnel of the Training & Placement Department of the College were quite vocal in expressing their appreciation and gratitude for the leadership, team work, purposefulness, and commitment demonstrated by the staff of the College in conducting the CRD in a flawwless manner.