CMC (company)

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CMC Limited
Public company
Traded as BSE517326;NSECMC
Industry IT services, IT consulting
Founded 26 December 1975
Headquarters New Delhi, India[1]
Key people
N Chandrasekaran (Chairman)
R.Ramanan (CEO & MD)
JK Gupta (CFO)
Services IT, business consulting and outsourcing services
Revenue Increase INR25135 million (US$390 million) (2014-15)
Increase INR2771 million (US$44 million) (2014-15)
(Profit After Tax)
Number of employees
12,665 (2014-15)[2]
Parent Tata Consultancy Services

CMC Limited is an Information Technology services, consulting and software company having its Headquarters in New Delhi, India.[1][3] CMC is part of the TATA Group and is owned by Tata Consultancy Services. CMC was incorporated on 26 December 1975, as the 'Computer Management Corporation Private Limited'.[4] The Government of India held 100 per cent of the equity share capital and owned by government of India. On 19 August 1977, it was converted into a public limited company. In October 2001, CMC was privatized by the Government of India,[5] in a sale to India-based Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest software services company in Asia. It also features on top ten companies in India.[6]


During the year 1978,India, CMC took over the maintenance of IBM installations at over 800 around India and subsequently,[7] maintenance of computers supplied by other foreign players.

CMC visualized the need for total IT system solutions in 1980 and thus aligned its focus with the government's thrust on IT development activities. 'Project Interact' (International Education and Research for Applications of Computer Technology), a United Nations project involving design, development and systems-engineering of real-time, computer-based systems dedicated to applications in the areas of power distribution, railway freight operations management and meteorology was a significant milestone in CMC transition from a hardware maintenance company to a complete end-to-end IT solutions provider.

Later CMC forayed into systems integration, interfacing, installation, commissioning, software development, as well as education and training, on an ongoing basis. CMC's R&D facility was set up in 1982 at Hyderabad,[8] to undertake competency development in niche areas in the frontiers of technology.

In tune to reflect diversified business activities, CMC renamed itself to 'CMC Limited'(Computer Maintenance Corporation) in August 1984.

CMC Limited has the credit of introducing computer applications at a mass scale in the late 80s with its design and deployment of Indian Railways Reservation System IMPRESS (Integrated Multi-train Passenger Reservation System) in New Delhi on 15 October 1985. It went on to become a huge success eventually deployed all over India serving over half a million transactions every single day and cutting wait times for passengers drastically. CMC also followed it up with the design of ARTS (Advanced Railway Ticketing System) for unreserved ticketing.

Following a spurt in the global demand for IT services in the early 1990s, particularly in the United States, CMC decided to expand its operations and market its product and service offerings in these markets. Towards this end, in 1991, CMC acquired Baton Rouge International Inc, USA (it was subsequently renamed CMC Americas, Inc, in 2003), one of the first cross-border acquisitions by an Indian IT firm.

In 1992, the Indian government divested 16.69 per cent of CMC's equity to the General Insurance Corporation of India and its subsidiaries who, in turn, sold part of their stake to the public in 1996. In 1993, CMC's shares were listed on the Hyderabad Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

To service and develop its clientele in the UK and Europe, CMC opened a branch office in London, in 2000.[9] The next year, the government divested 51 per cent of CMC's equity to Tata Sons Ltd, through a strategic sale, and CMC became a part of the Tata group.

In line with its strategy of offering its products and services globally, in 2003, CMC opened a branch office in Dubai to tap the hitherto unexplored markets of West Asia and Africa.

In 2004, the government divested its remaining 26.5 per cent stake in CMC to the public.[10]

The Board of Directors of CMC decided to merge the Company into its parent company Tata Consultancy Services Limited on 16/10/2014.


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  2. ^ "CMC | About Us | Corporate Profile — Your IT PArtner". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "CMC | About Us | Fact File — CMC — An Overview". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tata Group | Our businesses | Tata Companies | CMC". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "CMC Limited : Who, What, Where, When". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Top Ten Software Companies in India". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "CMC | About Us | History — We've Come A Long Way". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Initiative 2009 final NEW output.p65" (PDF). Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Unshackled, CMC taps Govt market and moves onto global stage". Indianexpress. 24 December 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]

[2]: CMC in corporate governance top list

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