At Cognizant, we firmly believe that corporate actions play a very important role in creating a climate of positive opinion and that giving back to the Society is not only imperative to the company’s growth, but also an earnest reflection of the values it stands for.


To be a model social organisation that enables and facilitates the under-privileged sections of the society to access quality education, healthcare and livelihood opportunities


  • To work towards fulfilling the education, healthcare and livelihood needs of the under-privileged sections of the society
  • To provide financial and technical support to institutions for improving the quality of education, livelihood and healthcare
  • To design and implement programs aimed at quality improvements in education, livelihood and access to healthcare


The major issues affecting each strata of education in India are quality and relevance. Adequate infrastructure facilities, relevant curriculum and pedagogy, quality teachers and financial aid for students are some of the pressing needs of India’s education sector.

Cognizant Foundation has been striving to answer some of these issues through its programmes and projects in schools to foster computer and science education through programmes that encourage innovative teaching solutions. Through its scholarship programme Cognizant Foundation supports meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of the society to pursue their higher education. 


Over the years, there has been a tremendous improvement in the quality of healthcare services in India. However, in spite of widespread efforts to reach healthcare amenities to every strata of society, access to affordable healthcare still remains a distant dream to the underprivileged in the rural and urban areas.

Cognizant Foundation’s efforts in this area have therefore been directed towards upgrading and augmenting the facilities of healthcare institutions who offer low cost, high quality healthcare facilities to the rural and urban poor.


One of India’s critical developmental needs is the generation of productive and gainful employment to the growing population of rural youth. It is in this context that the country is witnessing multi-pronged initiatives to train the rural and semi-urban youth in relevant trades that will lead to their gainful employment.

Livelihood is a recent but fast growing focus area for Cognizant Foundation. The Foundation has been supporting several initiatives that focus on training youth from the poorer sections of the society with livelihood skills and placement opportunities and enabling them to participate in the country’s economic progress.

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