TCS Adult Literacy Program wins Project Management Institute (PMI) India Awards 2018


Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) won PMI India 2018 award for its flagship CSR program- Adult Literacy Program under category Project of the Year- Contribution to the Community on 12th October 2018 at New Delhi. Among a large number of entries that were submitted across the industries, TCS' ALP project was selected after a three stage stringent evaluation process. It included inputs on the impact created, stakeholder engagement, best practices, overcoming challenges, innovative methods adopted etc.

TCS ALP team comprising Mr Khusru Mistry, Program Director and Mr M Azmath Ali, Project Manager received the award from Guest of Honour Mr M. Damodaran, Chairperson, Excellence Enablers Private Limited and former Chairman, SEBI, UTI and IDBI at PMI Conference New Delhi.

TCS designed the Adult Literacy Program (ALP) by developing a Computer Based Functional Literacy solution to augment and accelerate the Government of India’s efforts to achieve functional literacy. The concept of using software to make a person literate, makes it interesting and reduces the overall duration of the course to 50 hours. Started in 2000, the ALP has enabled literacy to 7,58,376 adults till date.

"Thank you to the PMI India Awards Committee and the Jury for the award bestowed on Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) for "Contribution to Community", for our CSR  initiative on Adult Literacy, which uses the  Computer Based Functional Literacy software, developed by TCS. Our team at TCS, continuously strives towards efficiency and effectiveness to promote literacy and reach out to more beneficiaries, with a view towards creating a deep impact on their lives. It is indeed an honour and a matter of great prestige and pride for our initiative to be recognized by PMI." said Dr Joy Deshmukh, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, TCS 

About PMI Awards

Project Management Institute (PMI) presents PMI India Awards Program, the highest recognition for the project management community in the country. PMI, one of the world's largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession, has been administering these awards in India since 2009 to honour excellence in the project management profession.

More details can be obtained at https://www.pmi.org.in/apps/awards2018/

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognised as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has more than 411,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.