CHENNAI: Sri Sairam Engineering College has won the top honour at CII ‘iTalent’ contest, while the second and third prizes went to Thiagarajar College of Engineering and Mepco Schlenk Engineering College in Madurai.
IT Secretary C. Chandramouli and Tata Consultancy Services Chief Financial Officer S. Mahalingam presented the trophies and cash prize to the winners at the valedictory session on Saturday.
Mr. Mahalingam urged the young IT graduates to be abreast of the changing trends of the industry. “Within a short period of time, software exports from India would double from the present $ 31 billion to about $ 60-80 billion, while the domestic market would grow to $ 50 billion. Hence, there is need for trained people. But what is needed is performance oriented culture. You have to be in the industry and catch the wave,” he said. Mr. Chandramouli said talent was a commodity that everyone was searching for.