Cognizant plans to hire more than 23,000 freshers this year in India
Cognizant has stepped up its hiring efforts for both freshers and lateral hires in the country and expects the number of new recruits in the March quarter to be “more than ever before”, Cognizant India chairman and managing director Rajesh Nambiar said.
The US-based company, which has over two lakh employees in India, expects to hire more than 23,000 fresh graduates this year in the country.
“At nearly 2,04,500, our India headcount at the end of 2020 was Cognizant’s highest ever in the country. We continue to be one of the top recruiters of high-quality engineering, science, management and other talent in India,” Nambiar said.
He added that the company hired more than 17,000 fresh graduates from campuses in calendar year 2020, and expects to hire over 23,000 fresh graduates in 2021 — 35 per cent more than in 2020.
“Our campus commitment is all about us skilling up and these campus hires will complement our lateral hires. We’re on track to bring in more new hires in Q1 of 2021 than ever before as we ramp our hiring capacity to accommodate our growth plans for 2021 and beyond,” Nambia said.