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Tech Bee, an initiative by HCL Technologies, will hire and train post-intermediate students for IT jobs across-country. The initiative rolled out in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu two years back showed positive results.

The initiative will give early exposure to corporate life and will help the individual start early and become a trendsetting innovator.

Aspiring students should have a first-class intermediate certificate with mathematics as a subject. Students will be enrolled by an entrance exam and will be paid a stipend of Rs 10,000.

The company also provides provisions for higher education in reputed institutions like BITS Pilani and SASTRA University while working for it.

"We have not fixed a number for recruiting students. This is the first time we are actually going into many states to assess the quality and the aspirations of the students," said Srimathi Shivashankar, executive vice-president, HCL Technologies, said in a press conference.

As per her statements, 700 students have become permanent employees of the company while some are pursuing higher studies as part of the initiative.

The initiative will focus on the states where they have development centres such as Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in the south and Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra in the north.

After the course, the company will hire individuals with a salary of about Rs 2 lakh or Rs 2.5 lakh and a service agreement of three years.