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Program Details

HCL TechBee – HCL’s Early Career Program has been designed by HCL, it focuses on providing 12 months of employment-oriented training to class XII completed students who receive a stipend during the training period. Upon successfully completing the training, candidates get an assured job with HCL Technologies.


While working with HCL Technologies, candidates can pursue their higher education along with – Work-integrated BCA / MCA from SASTRA University or work-integrated B.Sc & M.Sc / M.Tech from BITS, Pilani.

The below streams are offered:

  • Software Engineering: Candidates learn about the processes associated with Software development.
  • Product engineering: Candidates learn about the technologies and topics
    related to Circuit Design, Embedded System and Testing.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Candidates learn about mechanical design and tools
    (like CAD) for mechanical domains.
  • Support Engineering: Key aspects of application and infrastructure support
    are covered in this course.

Based on the candidate’s performance in the initial months, he/she will be tagged to a
specific stream. It is the prerogative of HCL TSS to choose the right stream for the
candidates. However, the candidate’s background, interests will be taken into consideration.

During the 12-month period, the candidates undergo,

  • Foundation Training Program – Technical Foundation Training to ensure
    candidates are prepared for technology/domain training.
  • Technology / Domain Training –Stream specific training to ensure that all
    tasks pertaining to a role can be performed.
  • On the job training –The candidates will work OJT for 3 to 6 months working in
    live projects to gain exposure with the client environment and become job

Yes, candidates will receive all the study materials for the training program. They also have
access to best-in-class Learning Management System, an online system, that fosters learning
with peer-based discussions, online assessments, assignments and case-based submissions.

All the classroom training sessions will be conducted at assigned training centers for the
location. The training for the program is currently available at Noida, Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Madurai and Vijayawada. Students can avail hostel facilities wherever applicable and available while pursuing the program, although it is not mandatory to avail hostel services.

Candidates will be placed in IT engineer job – development / testing/support roles. For some
role’s night shifts may be applicable.

The job that HCL Technologies offers is solely dependent on the successful completion of
this training program. On successful completion, HCL Technologies assures that a suitable
job is offered to the candidate.

The course is designed keeping in mind the skills required for a person working at HCL
Technologies. HCL Technologies is a globally reputed company; the standards set are at par
with industry standards. Hence, the candidate is capable of performing roles in other
companies. However, the recognition of the HCL TechBee completion certificate and the job
offered is prerogative of other companies.

Stipend, Salary and Other Benefits

Candidates joining HCL TechBee – HCL’s Early Career Program will get “Out of Pocket Expenses”
equivalent to Rs. 10k /month for the entire duration of 12 months.

After the successful completion of the training, tech bee’s scholars will receive of INR 2.0 – 2.2 L /
annum as starting salary.

After the successful completion of the program, candidates will get:

  • A job with HCL as a developer/tester/support/maintenance executive at HCL Technologies.
  • Get relevant Job certifications from the best-in-class training center.
  • Health and life insurance benefits.
  • Opportunity to pursue work integrated higher education – BCA & MCA from SASTRA University or work-integrated B.Sc. & M.Sc. / M. Tech from BITS, Pilani.
  • All others benefit that a regular employee gets post-employment.

Eligibility, Selection Process and Online Test.

  • A resident of India who has successfully cleared his / her class XII board exams in 2021,2020 & 2019
  • Candidate should have studied Mathematics / Business Mathematics in Class XII.

The selection for this training and hiring program is purely on merit basis. Candidates are invited to appear for an Online Test. Selected candidates who pass the test would appear for an Interview.

Candidates are advised to visit HCL offices in respective cities (check out Contact Us Page). You can alternatively give us missed call and our respective location teams will get in touch with you.

o No, there will not be any fee to appear for the Online HCL SAT Test.

You will receive an email on your registered email ID for the test dates on how to schedule the same.

The registrations are open now for the year 2020-2021.

The venues for the online HCL SAT Test are spread Pan India across all states.

The exam and all the sections are in English only.

You are requested to check your registered email id mailbox for the verification email and activate your account by clicking on the hyperlink provided inside the mail at the position “here”

Updates regarding payment stuck queries will be given and the queries will be resolved within 72 hours

You are requested to refer the Career Path Page for details regarding TechBee Program scholars future prospects.

You will be able to generate your own Admit card once you schedule your exam at the TechBee portal, please wait for an official communication on your registered email ID on how to go about doing the same.

The date of the birth range is designed to accept the dates from 1st January 1999 to 31st October 2003 only as per the selection criteria. If in case one is not able to select from the given range, then that candidate is not eligible.

HCL SAT is an online assessment test designed to check your aptitude in three categories of English, Mathematics, and Reasoning. For a detailed syllabus and sample questions Click Here.

HCL TechBee Program Fee and Loan Assistance

The fee for this program is INR 2 Lakhs + GST.

Yes. Financial assistance in the form of a bank loan is available. To ease the burden on the
candidates and their parents, we have tie-up with banks.

Candidates availing the bank loan can join the program with zero down payment. The EMI
for the 100% loan + interest taken (which is INR 2 lakhs + interest) has to be repaid from the
1 st year of employment.

If a candidate scored 90% or above in the training, there is a 100% tuition waiver. If the score is between 85%-89% then they get a 50% waiver.

The Company reserves the right to cancel and/or withdraw the admission offer to a candidate at any stage during the program under any one or more of the following conditions:

  • If the candidate is found to have misrepresented information pertaining to the admission criteria such as marks, qualifications, degrees, work experience, certifications including, but not limited to, documents provided and the application form
  • If the candidate fails to pay the program fees as per the timelines
  • If the candidate is found to have committed an act of indiscipline, misbehaviour and non-compliance with regards to the rules of the Company
  • If the candidate fails, at any stage to fulfil the success criteria for the program as detailed in the offer letter

b. The candidate may withdraw from the program voluntarily at any time during the course of the program by providing a written request to the Company.

c. In cases, where the cancellation is initiated by the candidate voluntarily, the Company will not refund program fees.

d. In cases where company initiates the cancellation, refund is done on case to case basis.

Higher Education – UG & PG courses

Universities and Courses

Yes. Candidates upon completion of this training program and successful deployment at HCL
Technologies have to enroll for a work-integrated learning program offered by HCL’s
partner universities to complete their UG and PG degrees. At present, HCL has tied up with SASTRA University and BITS, Pilani.

SASTRA University offers a 3-year work-integrated BCA exclusively designed for HCL TechBee scholars. The classes for this program will be held at the HCL campus during the weekends. On completion, candidates can enroll for 3 years of MCA.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS) offers a 4-year work-integrated B.Sc. Candidates willing to study further can enroll for MSc / (2.5/4 years respectively) from the same university. The classes for this program will be held at the HCL campus during the weekends.


Candidates also have an option to pursue their BCA from SASTRA University for 3 years. On
completion of their BCA they can enroll for M. Tech/M.Sc. from BITS, Pilani.

BCA and MCA degrees are awarded by SASTRA University. B.Sc , M.Sc/M.Tech degrees are awarded by BITS, Pilani.

Yes, degrees offered by both the universities are recognised.

SASTRA University, based in Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu State) is recognized as a Deemed to be University by the UGC, and accredited with Grade A (the highest Gradeto 6 ) by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC).

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. (BITS Pilani ) is a Deemed to be University estd. vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act,1956, and is empowered to award degrees.

Candidates must have completed the 10th, 12th, and HCL TechBee program. Candidates, presently
working with HCL Technologies can apply for these programs.

University Under Graduation (U.G) Post-Graduation (P.G)
SASTRA BCA – 3 years MCA – 3 years
SASTRA&BITS Pilani BCA (SASTRA) – 3 years M.Tech (BITS) – 4 years
BITS Pilani B.Sc- 4 years M.Sc / M.Tech – 2.5 years / 4 years

No. It is an integrated course offering, both UG and PG will have to be done in the same

SASTRA University: Classes will be conducted on some weekends in HCL offices as per a Calendar that will be published in advance. In addition to this, some classes will be conducted online. Study materials will be available in the LMS / mailed to students from university for self-study.

BITS, Pilani: Lectures will be delivered by BITS Pilani faculty at select HCL office locations using a combination of in-person (classroom) lectures and live, online sessions. These lectures will be
conducted mostly over weekends. Locations where classroom lectures will be delivered will be communicated by the Program Office of HCL.

Sastra at present does not have e-learning portal, all the educational material, semester information,
results etc. will be managed through Central Program office of HCL.

All enrolled students are given access to a BITS Pilani e-learning portal.

HCL will reimburse the course fee in full for SASTRA University, and reimburse partially the course fee for BITS Pilani. The reimbursement of the course fee* will be paid to the candidates, and the candidates will have to pay the fees to the university. Also, the course fee  reimbursement will be done on a semester by semester basis, provided the candidate has cleared all the requirements of the previous semester.

*The graduation course will be reimbursed for all candidates, but the reimbursement for post-
graduation will be applicable only to candidates who clear a minimum performance level (GP and above)

SASTRA fee structure:

  • BCA – Rs. 90,000 (Rs. 15,000 per semester)
  • MCA – Rs. 1,35,000 (Rs. 22,500 per semester)

BITS, Pilani fee structure:

  • Course Fee for BSc program
    Application Fee (One Time): Rs 500
    Admission Fee (One Time): Rs 5,500
    Semester Fee (Per Semester): Rs 29,500Total Course Fee: Rs 2,42,000
  • Course Fee for MTech (4 Years) programApplication Fee (One Time): Rs 1,500
    Admission Fee (One Time): Rs 16,500
    Semester Fee (Per Semester): Rs 50,000Total Course Fee: Rs 4,18,000

She / he can submit the Application Form for a re-exam in accordance with the re-exam fee and Exam Schedule published by the university. The Re-exam fee is not a part of the course fee, and the candidate will have to bear these expenses by themselves.

No. Candidates have to pay their course fee from their pocket. HCL will provide reimbursement of the same to the candidates.

Employees opting for U.G or P.G will sign a service agreement to work with HCL for 2 years post the course completion. Employees will have to sign up for this agreement only once; either post U.G or post P.G

Before opting for any of the above mentioned course(s), the employee must sign a consent form acknowledging the Service Agreement clause which will be binding post successful course completion.