Wipro Announces Successful Completion of First Batch of Internship Programme in South Africa

 Wipro Announces Successful Completion of First Batch of Internship Programme
                               in South Africa

  PR Newswire

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and BANGALORE, India, February 8, 2013

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and BANGALORE, India, February 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/
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Continuous Program to Build IT Talent & Enhance Employability of South African
                                  Nationals

Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and
Outsourcing business of Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), today announced the completion
of the first batch of its Internship Programme in South Africa and recruitment
of 30 successful interns to work on live IT projects.

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Wipro is focused on localisation of its workforce and is extending the
company's global expertise in IT services to South African nationals. Wipro
selected the first batch of 30 local students from leading South African
universities to train under this project readiness program. These Interns
underwent a rigorous training program for 3 months in Wipro's training centre
in Johannesburg. The comprehensive engagement program entailed a curriculum
that has been designed to address IT industry relevant skill sets, especially
in advanced technologies.

"We are proactively exploring emerging markets as a part of our strategy to
target high-growth opportunities. Africa has been one of our most dynamic
markets to date and is a key focus for Wipro", said Saurabh Govil, Senior Vice
President, Global Head - Human Resources, Wipro Technologies . "I am confident
that this systematic approach towards career development will help build the
local IT talent."

Shailendra Singh, Business Director of Africa Region, Wipro Technologies said
, "We recognise that enhancing employability of Engineering and Science
graduates is a top priority for both industry and government in South Africa.
The program is a mix of classroom and practical training and will allow
students to capitalize on Wipro's global expertise and proven track record in
training and development." 

The program saw a zero dropout rate with the first batch of highly motivated
students scoring above 75% in all the assessments. The Project Readiness
Program was conducted by a team of trainers from Wipro's global talent
transformation team covering both technical & behavioural aspects. The Interns
are excited and very proud to be part of the Wipro South Africa family. They
have now been deployed in the various projects of Wipro in South Africa.

About Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a
leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that
delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro
Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry
experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping
clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized
globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's
approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to
sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 135,000 employees and clients across 54
countries. For more information, please visit http://www.wipro.com

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are
forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such
forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these
statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding
fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and
manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our
cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain
highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price,
fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration,
our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for
technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks,
our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions,
liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies
in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental
incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital
or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual
property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry.
Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully
described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov . We may, from
time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements,
including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake
to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by
us or on our behalf.

Media Contacts: India : Dirk Lewis Wipro Technologies +91-7760983976
dirk.lewis@wipro.com South Africa : Tlalane Tshabalala Wipro Technologies
+27-110616501 tlalane.tshabalala@wipro.com UK : Rahul Kadavakolu Wipro
Technologies +44-7920205496 rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com
 
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