Moving away from the "Engineers only" syndrome TCS claims it's going for a disruptive innovation by hiring science graduates and to train them on software development for a period of 7 months (as opposed to the 3 month training that engineers get). News is that it has hired some 500 such graduates for starters.
I think it's not just innovation but desperation for talent that is forcing TCS to take this path. What next? Arts and Commerce students? TCS, infy, wipr et al opening colleges to feed their demand for people?
"Five hundred science graduates are currently undergoing the pilot programme at TCS's Chennai facilities. TCS plans to scale up and make offers to 2,000 science graduates during this academic year," the company's chief executive officer S Ramadorai told a news conference in New Delhi.