Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has offered about 1,000 freshers with new-age digital skills almost double the salary it normally pays those coming out of campuses. The entry-level salary of Indian engineers in the IT industry has been stuck at about Rs 3.5 lakh per annum for the past decade. But now TCS is offering those with digital skills a starting salary of about Rs 6.5 lakh. Selection of these candidates was based on their clearing a test focused on new digital areas. From this year, candidates who perform exceedingly well in the company’s online National Qualifier Test (NQT) will also get an opportunity to take a shot at that digital skills-based examination.
SOURCE: Times of India