Cognizant will hire around 23,000 freshers, largely form Indian campuses, in 2021, said its India MD Rajesh Nambiar, in his first media interaction. Nambiar, appointed in Oct, reports to CEO Brian Humphries and is an executive committee representative of firm’s 200,000 India associates. Cognizant has hired around 17,000 from campuses this year, including India, which is one of the highest percentages of campus hires-to-total hires since 2016, claimed Nambiar.

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