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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Cambridge Assessment English Teams Up with TCS iON to Offer Indian Learners Business English Qualifications

Cambridge Assessment English, a department of the prestigious University of Cambridge, has signed an agreement with TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, who will administer Cambridge’s computer-based Business English certificates throughout India.

Signing the agreement, Cambridge Assessment English CEO Saul Nassé explained “The Cambridge Business English Certificates are well established in India, and are popular with both employers and universities. By teaming up with TCS, we can benefit from their well proven platform, robust infrastructure and customer service to make it much easier for people all across India to take an internationally recognised qualification that they can use all over the world to prove that they have the English language skills they need for success in the global economy.”

Cambridge will leverage TCS iON’s Digital Assessment Platform’s extensive, high stake assessment capability to conduct exams across the country.

Speaking about the partnership, V. Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said, “TCS iON is delighted to partner with Cambridge Assessment English. TCS iON is in the forefront of re-imagining assessment solutions and is globally leading the digital transformation in this space. We will bring the platform capabilities along with the reach and presence to the Cambridge English: Business Certificates across the country. We are extremely happy to work with Cambridge University to ensure that the technology we deploy is beneficial to the learners and professionals here. We continue to present superior options for international institutions to take their products to Indian learners.”

TCS iON has developed digital solutions that help conduct large scale, high stake exams, while enabling institutions and exam bodies to effectively shorten the exam cycle. It does this with the support of high quality-computing infrastructure, large distributed execution team and a robust digital platform.  By teaming up with TCS iON, Cambridge Assessment English will make it much convenient for learners and professionals from every state in India to take an internationally recognised Cambridge English: Business Certificate exam.  Cambridge English: Business Certificates are a standard used all over the world to demonstrate prowess in English. TCS iON Digital Assessment platforms will provide a wide range of benchmarked assessment capabilities for the Cambridge English: Business Certificates.  

Nassé signed the agreement in New Delhi, along with V.Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON. The signing was a highlight of Nassé’s most recent visit to India, a country he knows well from his days as head of BBC Worldwide Productions India, and which he visits frequently in his current capacity. 

Nassé explained further, “Cambridge Assessment English exists to help people learn English and prove their skills to the world, and it’s always a delight to visit India where there is so much focus on English and so many great initiatives to give people at all levels of society access to the language of international business, education and diplomacy. TCS is the latest organisation to join our list of partnerships that help us to share the expertise which we gain from our work in more than 130 countries, without losing the vital spark which makes Indian education so dynamic.”
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