Incubated in 1994, Cognizant was the first Indian IT company to be listed on NASDAQ in 1998. It specializes in Change Management, Portfolio Analysis and Research & Development. It has an
in-house training center, the Cognizant Academy, where learning programs for employees at all levels are conducted. In 2006, the academy offered around 46,000 hours of technical training. It has 4 main educational programs:

  • Continuing Educational Program (Upgrading skills)
  • Role-based Training Program
  • Executive Training Program (Personal Productivity, Time Management, Acculturation Programs, and Language Programs)
  • Certification Programs ( External and Internal certifications)

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors: Lakshmi Narayanan

President and Chief Executive Officer: Francisco D’Souza

President and Managing Director, Global Delivery: Chandra Sekaran

Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Services: Rajeev Mehta

Employees: More than 40,000


  • It is ranked 12th among the best performers by BusinessWeek.
  • It is ranked among 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2007.
  • It is ranked 5th in the 7th Annual Readers’ Choice rankings by Consumer Goods Technology Magazine.
  • It is named among “100 Fastest-Growing Company” by Fortune for the 4th time consecutively.
  • It is ranked 16th among BusinessWeek’s “100 Hot Growth Companies”.

Services: Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Logistics, Retail, Telecommunications, Insurance, Information Management, Media & Entertainment, Technology.

Highlights (4th Quarter 2006):

Revenue: $424.4 million
Quarterly diluted EPS (GAAP Basis): $0.46
Quarterly diluted EPS (Non-GAAP basis): $0.50

Contact Address:

Global Delivery Center
Plot # 26, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park,
MIDC, Hinjawadi, Pune – 411057 India
Ph: +91 20 2293 1100, +91 20 5652 1100
Fax: +91 20 22933555

Global Delivery Center
#1, 1/1 to 1/5, Silver Jubilee Block
Behind Unity Building Complex
3rd Cross, Mission Road
Bangalore – 560 027 India
Ph: +91 80 41807000,
Fax: +91 80 22291020

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