Skill security, not job security

TCS story – New skills, double the salary

BENGALURU: Tata Consultancy Services TCS ) has offered about 1,000 freshers with new-age digital skills almost double the salary it normally pays those coming out of campuses.

While the entry-level salary of Indian engineers in the IT industry has been stuck at about Rs 3.5 lakh per annum for the past decade, TCS is offering those with digital skills a starting salary of about Rs 6.5 lakh.

The selection of these candidates was based on their clearing a test focused on new digital areas. From this year, candidates who perform exceedingly well in the company’s online National Qualifier Test (NQT), about which TOI reported recently, will also get an opportunity to take a shot at that digital skills-based examination.

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