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The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession

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    WIPRO TO FUND ACM SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN STUDENTS ATTENDING
                  COMPUTING RESEARCH CONFERENCES

 Initiative Aims to Promote Diversity in Computing and Encourage Women to Pursue Advanced
                             Education and Careers in Computing

NEW YORK, June 29, 2010: Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited
(NYSE:WIT) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) today announced an agreement wherein
Wipro will fund scholarships that enable women students majoring in computer science and related programs
to attend research conferences around the world.

         The scholarship support is an initiative under Wipro’s focus to encourage diversity. The funds from
Wipro Technologies will expand a program currently administered by the ACM Council on Women in
Computing (ACM-W) http://women.acm.org/ to help women in the computing field attend conferences
over the next five years beginning in 2011. The scholarship support fosters opportunities for women to
contribute towards innovation and advanced learning. It also enables ACM-W to offer larger scholarships to
qualified recipients.


         “We believe that an organization’s ability to embrace and imbibe diversity within its DNA deeply
influences its competitiveness and success. Diversity holds many benefits, key among them being building a
global, dynamic and healthy work environment and encouraging individual talents to flourish in the society.
We are pleased to sponsor this ACM-W Scholarship Program, and in general to bring more women into
science and technology, and to create better real-world solutions to complex issues that make a difference in
improving living standards around the globe,” said I.Vijayakumar, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro
Technologies.


         Professor Dame Wendy Hall, ACM’s President, said, “Wipro’s generous offer to raise the funding
for this critical program means ACM will be able to expand its efforts to attract the best minds to the
computing field across the demographic spectrum—especially among underrepresented groups.” She added
that exposure to the computing research world can be an important factor in encouraging students to continue
their studies. “Their advanced education will also qualify more women for a range of attractive industry and
academic positions in this dynamic field that has contributed so much to inspire advances that benefit
society.”
          The financial support from Wipro allows ACM-W to offer larger scholarships than in previous years,
and to enable participation by women in both international and local events. Scholarship applications are
evaluated at six points throughout the year in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences.
Approximately 20 recipients will be identified as ACM-W/Wipro Scholars each year, with individual
funds ranging from $600 to $1200, depending on distance to conference venues. The ACM-W/Wipro
Scholars will also submit a report of their conference experience, which will be posted on the ACM-W
webpage as part of the “In Her Own Words” section to capture the impact of this opportunity on their career
choice.


          For information on application and notification dates and conference details, click on
http://women.acm.org/participate/scholarship/index.cfm.

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About Wipro
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT
services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development
centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive
research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing,
package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system
integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle
East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock
Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
For more information, please visit our website at www.wipro.com

About ACM-W
The ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) http://women.acm.org promotes the growth and development of women
seeking to attain careers in computing through international and local activities and chapters, educational outreach, recognition of
leading women in computer science, cooperation with other organizations, and the dissemination of information via newsletters,
blogs, and reports.

About ACM
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) www.acm.org is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing
society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the
field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion
of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members
by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.


Media Contacts:

ACM

Virginia Gold
ACM
212-626-0505
vgold@acm.org

Wipro Technologies

India:
Radhika Mahadevan
Wipro Technologies
+91 9945042603
radhika.mahadevan@wipro.com
Mangala Koti Singhal
Gutenberg Communications
+91 9686446789
mangala@gutenbergpr.com


US:
Eric Belove
Wipro Technologies
+ 1 (732) 216-6242
eric.belove@wipro.com

Lavanya DJ
Gutenberg Communications
+ 1 (212) 239-8740
lavanya@gutenbergpr.com

UK:
Rahul Kadavakolu
Wipro Technologies
+44 792 020 5496
rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com

Shalini Siromani
Gutenberg Communications
+44 79 6066 3200
shalini@gutenbergpr.com


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