May
17th

I’m back! - From TCS Siruseri, Chennai

Files under My Life | Posted by Hemanth

Well, I’m back! :) It’s been a busy year. I left RM plc, where I started my IT career, for TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). Change is often difficult but when it is from a small but vibrant company like RM (~3000 employees) to the largest IT services company in Asia (TCS - ~1,50,000 employees) there is no way to describe it. The new environment is challenging, crowded and you will feel like a tiny drop in the vast ocean! I’m currently assigned to Gen Re (General Reinsurance Corporation) account.

TCS Siruseri

I left RM on 25th Sept 2009 and joined TCS on 30th Sept 2009. The work location is in SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Chennai, India. The Wipro office, which I considered till 16th of Sept 2009, is a few kilometers away in Sholinganallur. Sirusri is still a village in the outskirts of Chennai, around 32 kms from Central.

TCS-Siruseri-Map.jpg

The campus is huge! It’s TCS’s dream project and once completed will house over 20,000 engineers. It’s so big that beauty of the entire structure can be appreciated only from above, in an aerial view. As of now only half of the project is completed.

Life in Chennai

Two mallu TCSians and myself rented a two bedroom apartment in Navalur, 3 kms away from TCS Siruseri. Navalur is still a village but it is improving. I brought my Motor Bike from Kerala. There is a Kerala Mess in Navalur which is keeping me in shape! Also a good broadband plan is available from Tata Indicom Broadband and fortunately their WiMax tower is line of sight with my apartment.

Chennai life is just fine except the heat. Now, in May, it’s 45+ degrees outside. I’m sweating 24/7 and drinking more than 4 liters of water every day. There is no way you can go out for a weekend trip. It’s plain simple killing me.

Future Plans

I’ve decided to go for Masters in Computer Science from UK! I’m evaluating offers from University of Manchester, Warwick, Newcastle and Liverpool; Edinburgh was rejected and still no news from York. As of now University of Manchester is the most likely choice; with only condition being IELTS 6.5 score!


25 Responses to “I’m back! - From TCS Siruseri, Chennai”

  1. By Siju George on May 20, 2010 | Reply

    Nice to hear that you are planning for higher studies in UK. Then what about TCS ? Will you resign ? I heard TCS too has some collaboration with finest institutes in the world. Why don’t you try that ?

  2. By Hemanth on May 24, 2010 | Reply

    That’s true; I would have to resign from TCS. Yeah, they got some tie-ups with a few universities but there is a bond after completing your studies.

  3. By nithesh on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    bro,plz plz reply,i vl b joinin tcs chennai on 11th nov dis year..am from warangal,a.p…hve heard dat siruseri is out f city,n u hv to frget d fun lyf,coz it takes mre dan 2 hrs to enter main city frm sirusei…so no njymnt factr,juz wok n sit in d room or apartment..?
    can i shift my branch aftr training..plz temme d procedure

  4. By Venkat on Jun 30, 2011 | Reply

    Hi,
    We own a 3 bed room brand new house very close to siruseri. We are looking for a suitable tenant. Do you anyone who needs a house for rent? If so pl mail the details.

  5. By arun on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    we need rent house, can you pls mail me the current status

  6. By venkatraman.T.S on Feb 22, 2012 | Reply

    Really i am happy to working in TCS. when left some companies, first thing i will attend the interview in TCS then only applying another companies. I like TCS very much. So far i tried 3 times from 2008, but the door opened for me in 2010. when i stepped in, my total life,habits,working style is changed, even in my personnel life. Always stick with TCS:)

  7. By Hemanth on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Venki: Glad to hear that you love working at TCS. Well, it was fund and I enjoyed my time there. The only turn off for me was the weather. :)

  8. By Rajesh Balasundaram on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    I have a spacious 2bhk apartement for rent at Victoria Towers (opp to TCS Siruseri) available for rent from June 2012. It is semi furnished.Kindly contact me at rbalu1978@yahoo.com if anyone is interested. The flat is in 9th floor with views to Muttukadu lake and the bay of bengal.

    Regards,
    Rajesh

  9. By Rajesh Balasundaram on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    Arun, are you still looking for rental in and around Siruseri. I own a 2bhk brand new apartment in Victoria towers which will be available for rent from June 2012. You can contact me at rbalu1978@yahoo.com if you or any of your friends are interested.

    Regards,
    Rajesh

  10. By muralikrishna on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hi goodmorning to everybody those who are working in tcs,all people r working in tcs very lucky because really it is very nice to working in tcs.this is murali completed btech(computer science engineering) with 72% 2012 passout from annamacharya institute of technology and sciences ,rajampet,kadapa,andhrapradesh.in our college there is no campus placements,iam interested to work in tcs because it is challenging world to prove my talent so thats why iam interested to work in tcs.outside environment it is very critical to get a job for freshers,somebody pls help me suggest what is way to get job in tcs through reference or consultancy.nowadays so many consultancys are taking money there is no result.present iam staying in chennai pls help me if u know any openings for freshers pls inform me contact:917200345165,mail:muralikrishnaa2@gmail.com.pls helpme do something for me thank u for giving this oppurtunity bye.

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