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Big 4 IT companies may hire 91,000 freshers for 2021-22

Source | | Shilpa Phadnis | Avik Das

(This story originally appeared in  on Jan 19, 2021)

BENGALURU: With the sharp pickup in demand after the lockdown lows, Indian IT firms have lined up robust hiring plans for 2021-22. The top four IT firms — TCS NSE 1.21 %, Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro NSE -0.30 % — collectively plan to hire 91,000 from campuses, a little higher than last year.

Most of the ongoing financial year’s campus hiring would have been concluded before businesses were hit by the pandemic. Companies generally have honoured those offers, though some with a lag.

TCS executive VP and global HR head Milind Lakkad said in recent media interactions that the company expects to hire the same number of freshers for the next year as it did this year (about 40,000).Infosys said it will hire 24,000 college graduates in India in the next financial year, up from the 15,000 that it had planned for current one.

HCL Technologies chief HR officer Apparao V V said there are multiple reasons why the hiring momentum is picking up.

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