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which center of tcs is best?

arghya mukherjee
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Joined: Nov 14, 2005
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hello my question is specificaly about tcs.Me freshers joining tcs in 2006.after the tranning program in tcs a person can make 3 choices about there permanent posting in india.i want to ask which tcs center in india handles very good projects,where one gets to learn a lot.my hometown is in kolkata ,and i heard that tcs kolkata is not good. can any one suggest that getting a good project depends on ones luck,or centers also plays an important part.can anyone suggest which 3 centers i will give during my initial learning program(ilp).
Dharam Singh
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Joined: Jul 04, 2005
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I don't think they will discriminate based on center location.Kolkata,yes nobody likes to open a office there.Its dirty.Go for Chennai or Mumbai.

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Vishnu Prakash
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Kolkata,yes nobody likes to open a office there.Its dirty.


Have you visited Kolkata singh.


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Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Dharam Singh:
I don't think they will discriminate based on center location.Kolkata,yes nobody likes to open a office there.Its dirty.Go for Chennai or Mumbai.

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Dharam(Solving problems in VS)


Most of the IT companies in Kalkota are located in Salt Lake and that area very good compare to Bangalore.
Raveesh Ranjan
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Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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TCS Kolkata centre isn't that bad afterall!!!

It mostly handles database-related projects, mainly using Oracle apps(Integrated development suite) & latest tools like Oracle 11i (admin)!!!

But again it depends in the project you get!!!

Heard that Mumbai centre isn't any better either. 90% of the projects are just maintenance & support-based & one has to be really lucky to get into development or even testing for that matter!!!

Fellow ranchers should be able to throw some more light!!!


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Rajagopal Manohar
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TCS Pune has got quite a few quality R&D projects.

I heard it is tough to get in there

You can count yourself lucky if you get into one

-Rajagopal
Raveesh Ranjan
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Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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TCS Pune has got quite a few quality R&D projects.

I heard it is tough to get in there

You can count yourself lucky if you get into one


Are you sure?? If that's really the case then its really great!!!
Pradeep bhatt
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Mumbai is the best says my TCS friend.


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Raveesh Ranjan
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Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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Mumbai is the best says my TCS friend.


But again, there are so many TCS centres in Mumbai - SEEPZ, Borivali, Akruti, Nariman Point; where do these stand against each other?

Any TCSers out here??
s jain
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Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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Hey I also herd TCS Pune has R&D projects..what type & domains they r into this?Can Any body throw more light on it?
Srinivasa Raghavan
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AFAIK Chennai is best. Has a good name for quality related & process related stuffs.


Thanks & regards, Srini
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Rajagopal Manohar
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Originally posted by Srinivasa Raghavan:
AFAIK Chennai is best. Has a good name for quality related & process related stuffs.


Trust me on this, They even make tech workers work at BPO's sometimes like my friend is doing now

Lots of onsite and junk work, both go hand in hand

I think all the Products developed by TCS are being done out of Punebut only a Rancher working at TCS can confirm this

I only have anecdotal evidence

-Rajagopal
Chandra Sekar
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Joined: Oct 10, 2005
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Originally posted by Rajagopal Manohar:


Trust me on this, They even make tech workers work at BPO's sometimes like
I think all the Products developed by TCS are being done out of Punebut only a Rancher working at TCS can confirm this


-Rajagopal



All the R&D related works are done at PUNE. TCS has dedicated center for R&D at Pune.

To me Chennai TCS is the best. It contributes more than 30% of the TCS total revenue becoz most of the major projects are execute here. It all depends on where you get allocated.


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Ramesh Choudhary
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Trust me on this, They even make tech workers work at BPO's sometimes like my friend is doing now

That's true. They posted one of my friends(who has a Engineering Degree) to BSNL Call centre in Coimbatore.
[ January 10, 2006: Message edited by: Ramesh Choudhary ]
Cheenu Subramanian
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Joined: Aug 15, 2005
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It entirely depends on the project u get into rather than the location. There are development projects in almost all the locations. As someone said onsite and junk work go hand in hand. If u know some PK/PL in some good project, ask them to pitch for u when u get allocated to a location. Its down to the MATC of the location. Anyway welcome to TCS..
Raveesh Ranjan
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Joined: Nov 22, 2005
Posts: 7
Hey Cheenu!

Looks like you are working with TCS! If yes, at which centre? And can you please let us know the kind of work in general that goes on at your centre wrt the technologies in use?

Thanks in advance!
Chandra Sekar
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Originally posted by Cheenu Subramanian:
If u know some PK/PL in some good project, ask them to pitch for u when u get allocated to a location. Its down to the MATC of the location. Anyway welcome to TCS..


What you mean by PK ??? As for I know even if you know some PL MATC will allocate freshers where they want them to be in.
s jain
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Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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Hi Cheenu,
what abt exp people(1.5+) in java/j2ee.How is opportunity there?or they may also have to do support work ?
 
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