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If you are a 2024 graduate from a Cognizant accredited college, reach out to your college placement officer for details.4
Others can apply directly for the off-campus drives published below.

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GenC - Generation Cognizant (Entry Level / Early Career)

Cognizant believes in hiring passionate individuals who have the zeal to excel and go beyond boundaries to make a difference with their digital competence. Our hiring process recognizes how students come with varied exposure to IT. We offer them options based on their interest and IT prowess. The hiring channels spread across 3 different routes: GenC,  GenC Pro and GenC Next. All roles require students to go through either an aptitude test or skill-based assessments along with technical and HR interviews.


Individuals with minimal/ partial programming expertise. They should be agile learners with the ability to comprehend complex problems and deliver smart solutions.

GenC Pro *

Individuals with expertise in enterprise platforms/ products/specific technologies, such as Salesforce, PEGA, SAP, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Data, ServiceNow and more.

GenC Next *

Individuals who are technically proficient, with advanced programming, matured coding skills and full stack abilities. 

*Applicable only to Cognizant accredited colleges

Accelerate your career with Cognizant

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“Cognizant provided me an opportunity to pursue higher education from IIT Jodhpur. One of my dream was to become an IIT-ian, and now it is complete”

Pulkit Agarwal

“Cognizant’s Higher Education Program gave me a chance to grow myself in the field of Data Science Engineering and also conjugated me with the prestigious University BITS, PILANI. The integrated program allowed me to work and study at the same time.”

Brahma Jeevandeep

“I was completely new to the full stack domain, Cognizant’s accelerated career program with well curated learning paths helped me learn the new concepts and technologies quickly with the help of mentors and peer support."

Somya Krishna

“GenC program makes you industry-ready and helps you adapt to any situation. It made me a better professional and a better person.”

Ravikiran M

“I am ecstatic to be part of Cognizant. And I’m jubilant to have started my career as a GenC”


Barnini G

“I am an Electrical & Electronics Engineering student and don’t prefer Computer Science subjects. Enrolling into Cognizant’s early campus engagement program generated interest and confidence in me to take a job in the IT industry. – A student from our Campus program."

A student from our Campus program

“Cognizant’s program for entry level women helped me set life goals and work towards accomplishing them. I understood how being gritty is important to sustain in a long-term career.”

Sahana Serin Valiyaparambil​​​​​​​

“As a fresher, it was a great opportunity where I could develop and upscale my knowledge. Cognizant really helped me!”


Prajwal S​​​​​​​


1) How do I know my application status?

Refer the application platform through which you had applied to check you application status.

2) When will I be called for interview?

You’ll receive an email to the primary e-mail ID submitted in the application form about the assessment / interview process once the application window is closed.

3) I attended interview long back and not received any further update?

Interview results will be published as per Cognizant’s hiring process. Hence, request you to be patient and keep a tab on your application status in the platform / mailbox.

4) I got a confirmation mail that I have been selected for Cognizant and not received any further update?

All the selected candidates will be invited to join Cognizant based on the business demand throughout the year (therefore each candidate is assigned a different date / month / year of joining).

5) Is there an alternate way to know about upcoming early career / entry level opportunities?

Yes, you could follow #Campus2Cognizant hashtag on LinkedIn to learn more.
Note: If selected, candidate will join as a fresher as no prior work experience will be considered.


  • Cognizant does not entertain payments of any kind from candidates or vendors for employment. Requests for such payments should be promptly reported to
  • If you encounter anyone who claims to offer jobs at Cognizant in return for any benefit (monetary or non-monetary), please do not entertain them. Please be informed that Cognizant shall not be held responsible for any such instances or payments you make.
  • We recommend that you do not respond to spam emails/ messages you do not trust; never disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know. If any such mails purporting to come from Cognizant are received, we advise you to contact us at
  • Cognizant takes its hiring practices seriously and appreciates you keeping the Company informed of any individuals posing as Cognizant employees who make false job offers using Cognizant’s name. We remind you that while recruiting employees, Cognizant will only communicate with you through authentic Cognizant email addresses and Cognizant will never extend any job offers to anyone based on an online application without first conducting an in-person, video, or telephone interview through verified encrypted channels.
  • To ascertain that you are receiving a genuine call from Cognizant, please ensure to collect the recruiter’s details (full name; official email id, employee ID & mobile number) during the call.

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