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Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Pondicherry wins TCS TESTimony, KIIT Bhubaneswar emerges No 2 in the software testing contest

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Mumbai/Pune: Teams from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Pondicherry, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar and Chandubhai S Patel Institute of Technology, Gujarat won the top three positions respectively of the TCS Software Assurance Contest, TESTimony. More than 86,000 college students across India competed in the fourth edition of TESTimony, a game-based software testing contest, organized by Tata Consulting Services, India’s largest IT services exporter.

Launched in 2013 by TCS, TESTimony, is held across TCS accredited institutes in India annually. TESTimony aims at helping students jumpstart their career in Software testing. The contest provides a wide platform for students to learn and dive into the world of Assurance to enhance their knowledge in the domain.

This year, the software testing contest witnessed more than 86,000 registrations from 10 regions in India. The 10 finalist teams contested for the top three spots at the TESTimony 2016 grand finale on July 28, 2016 at TCS Sahyadri Park, Pune. The finalists had to crack a case study and showcase their prowess in Selenium, JMeter and Appium testing tools. The teams presented their solutions drawn from TCS Assurance Centers of Excellence (CoEs) and labs to the panelists.

The thrilling finale of TESTimony witnessed 250 guests including academicians, students and placement officers. Presiding as the Guest of Honour, Padmashri Dr. Sanjay G. Dhande had addressed the gathering.  The first place was won by Shyam Suganth J. and Thamarai Selvan S from SMVEC, Pondicherry. The team, Anurag Saurabh Singh and Keshav Rathi, from KIIT, Bhubaneswar emerged as the first runners-up while Richa Desai and Vishal Dhanadiya from CSPIT, Gujarat claimed the third position.

The finalists were awarded provisional job offers and internships, to begin their exciting careers in software testing at TCS. Apart from this, they also won exciting prizes like the iPad Pro, Motorola smart watch and more.

Ajoyendra Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Human Resources, TCS, said, “The digital technologies are evidently making the world hyperconnected and dematerialised. At TCS, we aim to shape the future by enabling today’s youth to be technologically updated and skilled. National contests like TCS TESTimony are more than just a competition, as they provide a unique platform for students to inspire creative talent.”

Over the years, TESTimony has hosted over 127,000 student participants across 10 cities and more than 900 engineering colleges in India.

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