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									         S P Jain Institute of Management & Research and Patni
            Collaborate to create industry-ready talent pool in
                        Supply Chain Management

Mumbai January 18, 2007: S P Jain Institute of Management and Research
(SPJIMR), one of India’s leading business schools and Patni Computer Systems., a
leading global IT consulting and services provider today announced a partnership to
create specialized courses in the area of Supply Chain Management. As part of this
initiative, Patni will develop and deliver the content for courses including case studies
and industry scenarios. The courses will become part of the curriculum for Post
Graduate Diploma in Management (the one year MBA program) at the Institute.

Organizations are investing heavily into Supply Chain Management. As they seek to
make the supply chain effective, the pace of innovation in methods and techniques is
accelerating. Information Technology is playing a key role in this transformation.
Supply Chain professionals therefore have a need to calibrate their understanding of
the emerging models and technologies. Educational institutions are working closely
with the industry to update their curricula with contemporary supply chain practices
and tools.

Commenting on the partnership Mr. Milind Padalkar, Sr. Vice President and
Head of Enterprise Solutions, Patni said, “There is a huge demand for
professionals in the SCM space. The industry and the academia need to collaborate
to ensure that the talent has relevant industry knowledge and aptitude. Patni is
committed in building a talent pool of skilled SCM professionals who would assist in
advancing the adoption of technology in the manufacturing industry. We are glad to
be associated with an institution of this stature and are confident this association will
develop professionals geared to handle the demands of the industry.”

Speaking on the initiative, Dr. M.L. Shrikant, Dean, S P Jain Institute of
Management & Research said, “We at SPJIMR have been open to extending our
relationship with the corporate community. Our partnership with Patni is an initiative
to ensure that our students are equipped with the requisite industry-ready
professionals in the supply chain management as demanded by the industry.

Patni has a successful global track record of building and implementing end-to-end
supply chain solutions. We strongly believe that this partnership with Patni will help
our students carve a niche for themselves within the management community.”

About SP Jain Institute
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)
is rated among the top ten B-schools in the country. Inaugurated in 1981 by the
then British Prime Minister Rt. Hon'ble Margaret Thatcher, it has moved from
strength to strength due to its innovative pedagogic approach and its ability to adapt
to the changing business environment.

The Institute has produced one of the most acclaimed Post Graduate Programs in the
country: a result of SPJIMR's linkages with industry and state-of-the-art teaching
material inspired from leading Western Business Schools like Harvard, MIT and

About Patni
Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: PATNI COMPUT, NSE: PATNI, NYSE: PTI) is a
global IT Services provider servicing Global 2000 clients. Patni caters to its clients
through its industry-focused practices, including insurance, manufacturing, financial
services, telecommunications, and its technology-focused practices.

With employee strength of over 12,000 and multiple offshore development facilities
across eight cities; Patni has 23 international offices across the Americas, Europe
and Asia-Pacific. Patni has registered revenues of US$ 450 million for the year 2005.

Patni’s service offerings include application development, application maintenance
and support, packaged software implementation, infrastructure management
services, product engineering services, business process outsourcing and quality
assurance services.

Committed to quality, Patni adds value to its client's businesses through well-
established and structured methodologies, tools and techniques. Patni is an ISO
9001: 2000 certified and SEI-CMMi Level 5 organization, assessed enterprise wide at
P-CMM Level 3. In keeping with its focus on continuous process improvements, Patni
adopts Six Sigma practices as an integral part of its quality and process frameworks.

For more information on Patni, visit www.patni.com.

Safe Harbor:
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 earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT
services including those factors which may affect 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, liability for damages on our service
contracts, the success of the companies in which Patni has made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental
fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and
unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. The company
does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of
the Company.

For further editorial information contact:
Vivek Padiyar                                                      Heena Kanal
Text 100 for Patni Computer Systems                                Patni Computer Systems
98923 06446                                                        98219 39992
vivekp@text100.co.in                                               heena.kanal@patni.com


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