Press note: Virtusa participates as associate title sponsor at Shaastra 2018


Virtusa participates as associate title sponsor at Shaastra 2018

Promoting innovation in student communities to develop tomorrow’s technology leaders

New Delhi, January 4, 2018: Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company today announced that it will be the associate title sponsor of Shaastra 2018, an annual technical fest of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai. The event will be held in January from 4-7th at the IIT Madras campus, this year.

Speaking on Virtusa’s role at the event, Dr. Murali Padmanabhan, India Head – Talent management, said “Virtusa is delighted to be the associate title sponsor for the biggest inter-college fest in Asia. Events like these encourage the spirit of innovation amongst the budding engineers by providing an opportunity to gain a business perspective of technology. We are delighted to enable the campus community by supporting such events. We urge more colleges and tech-savvy students to join in creating a new and a better world with the help of innovative technological advancements.”

Virtusa aims to engage and connect with the talent pool across IITs in India and will hire close to 50 students for their new Fintech lab facility. At the fest, Virtusa will showcase its Commercially Viable Products (CVPs) in emerging technologies, which were developed and co-created with its clients at its Fintech Lab facility. This initiative will also help students to better understand new age technologies like Data Science, Blockchain, and RegTech Platform which colleges do not have in their curriculum presently.

Speaking about the event, Prof. R Nagarajan, Dean (International and Alumni Relations), IIT Madras, said, "We are delighted that Virtusa Corporation is a part of our technical fest this year as an associate title sponsor. The IT industry is changing rapidly and students today require extensive knowledge about new technologies to keep up with the fast-paced functioning of the trade. Events such as Shaastra provide a huge platform to budding talent to showcase their know-how and abilities. It not only helps the students gain confidence in themselves but also help companies assess the capability and quality of their skill set."

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, delivers across the IT lifecycle, including consulting, solution design, technology selection, implementation, testing, and maintenance, including infrastructure support. Virtusa is highly qualified to both develop and maintain software, using a proven platforming methodology and advanced Agile and Accelerated Solution Design techniques to reliably deliver results on time.

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