TCS sets up a new digital assessment centre in Chennai


TCS iON has significantly shortened the exam cycle with the support of high-quality systems and networking hardware.

TCS iON, a strategic business unit of TCS that delivers technology-led solutions for SMBs, educational institutions and exam boards, recently inaugurated their second examination centre in Chennai.

After the success of their maiden facility in New Delhi, the new facility at Chennai came up on a floor space of 38,000 sq ft. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and a massive capacity of 1,500+ seats; over 81,000 candidates have already been assessed since the launch of the iON Digital Zone Chennai in March this year.

The company is digitising examinations in India at a very steady pace. It has significantly shortened the exam cycle with the support of high-quality systems and networking hardware. Digitisation and automation of the end-to-end examination process has not only ensured secure creation and distribution of question papers, but has also reduced the administrative efforts and cost considerably to ensure timely and error-free results.

Talking about the new facility and the need for the same, V Ramaswamy, global head-TCS iON, says, “TCS has been a part of several transformational initiatives in the country. Assessment has been a pain point for various exam-conducting bodies across the nation. Challenges include the time to declare results, errors, mal-practice attempts, etc. We have been working closely with several large customers to redefine the process of conducting examinations to deliver a superior experience for candidates, and assure the exam conducting boards of a fair and secured assessment. Our assessment infrastructure — iON Digital Zone at Chennai— will help us deliver certainty to the candidates and customers.”

With a proven record in delivering highly secure examinations and successful implementation within the scheduled timeline in the country, TCS iON’s clientele include esteemed institutions like the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC), Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research(JIPMER). TCS iON has also conducted examinations for large recruitment bodies like Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

A strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services, TCS iON focusses on educational institutions and exam boards. It has re-imagined the education sector with cloud-based solutions providing a comprehensive set of offerings to cater to the needs of universities, schools boards, institutes, administrators, faculty, parents and students.

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