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Achievements @ ASCENDERSTECH

The practice of ringing the bell loudly as a mark of achievement still continues at AscendersTech. Every achievement, however small, is recognized and given its due importance because we believe that every little drop goes on to make an ocean.

Swathi is all smiles

Swathi is all smiles


Bersin is a regular...

Bersin is a regular…


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Supriya is also a regular.

Cherian has a go...

Cherian has a go…


The ringleader dominates

The ringleader dominates


Sumathi celebrating her closures

Sumathi celebrating her closures


Udayasri  beaming!

Udayasri beaming!







The bell tolls @ ASCENDERSTECH

The offers & closures at the AscendersTech Office are characterized by ringing the bell victoriously. Every revenue generating activity involves the responsible staff to proudly ring the bell so that everybody recognizes the effort put into an activity that has come to a successful conclusion.

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Best Performer Award for Bersin

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The Team


AscendersTech has a very special relationship with the academia. We make it a point to have meaningful interactions with them and we foster a warm give and take relationship. On the industry front, we recruit fresh and enterprising talent and on the academic front, we nurture the very same talent.

Our CEO Dr. Thiru is a well known speaker and presenter and is in great demand from various academic institutions apart from the media. Further, AscendersTech is also welcomed to steer their campus drives; we take pride in the fact that we stand sturdy and strong as a beacon light for enthusiastic youngsters waiting to put their best foot forward in the professional world.

The Principal & HOD (Dept. of Computer Science – Pachaiyappas) share a light moment with our CEO Dr. Thiru

Seminar @ Pachaiyappas College

Inaugural of the National Conference @ Loyola College – Dept of Computer Science

Sharing the dais with the Principal and the MD – ELCOT

Dr. Thiru with the MD – ELCOT Mr. Atul

@ GOJAN Engineering College for the Inauguration of National Conference – Dept of EEE

Releasing the souvenir…

The inaugural address

Inaugural @ SKP Engineering College

A standing ovation!


Releasing the CD @ Velammal Engineering College – ITPED ’12


Releasing the souvenir of ITPED ’12


The Inaugural Address



The Overall Championship Cup that the Ascenders aimed for...

The Big Bs with the Compere Extraordinaire

The compeering for the entire day kept changing not just by personalities but also by languages; we had a continuous blend and translation of compeering services (in English, Tamil, Hindi & a yet, unidentified dialect) rendered mostly by Noushath and Dr. Thiru.

The Compere at Work

The Annual ERA Sports Meet took place one fine day at the Pachaiyyappa’s Grounds on 10th September. The events were flagged off with the Cricket Matches that saw AscendersTech pitted against Sampoorna. The match took place with an enthusiastic display of gusto from the participating teams as well as the audience.

Ascenders at the Pitch...

Team Ascenders just before the Volley Ball match

The volley ball match saw Ascenders vs. Korcomptenz. The excitement was pulsating and the atmosphere was tense. The grounds reverberated with loud cheers and applause. The teams had each other clawing for the top position and the battle was intense. Team Ascenders won the match hands down.

Suresh's Service...

Faisal & his Fan Following

Volleying passionately...

Anxious wait for the victory call


Let's shake...

The football match had Team Ascenders pitted against Ma Foi. The Ma Foi team played well and Team Ascenders humbly bowed down to their expert moves on the field. Football saw the Ascenders running from Pillar to Post (with the ball in between, of course)…

Football on the field - Ascenders vs Ma Foi

The Ascenders attacking from all sides...

Good tackling techniques...but not good enough to make a win!

Man down...but still kicking!

The last goal...

The tennykoit team was no match for their opponents.

Angeline at Tennykoit

It was a tough match in throw ball…

Throwball Team

Gearing up

Tensed but unfazed

The ladies of AscendersTech were raring to go…

Anitha Sampath all set to soar....

Close to the Finish!

This Notorious Gang provided some Comic Relief during tense moments!

She's a Lady...

The men fared well even after a couple of foul starts…

Men's Athletics

The Awards beckon...

AscendersTech bagged the Overall Runners’ Championship!



Incentives on the cards!

Today the HRO Team had cause to celebrate. Closures poured in from last week and the work area reverberated with continuous ringing and applause. The recruiters were all smiles and cheer as they rang the bell with a sense of achievement and pride. AscendersTech salutes the Team spirit and joint efforts that went into this massive closure rate and we are sure that this phenomenal incident will be repeated often!

Closures Galore!


Last Wednesday, the AscendersTech recruitment team had the privilege of having the first of regular and formal training sessions with none other than the incomparable Mr. Veerendra P. Mathur flagging it off. He enthralled our recruiters with his blunt and down to earth analyses of the recruitment industry and its processes.

Mr. Mathur in full form

It was with the incredible conclusion that “almost all the efforts by the recruiters universally were wasted!’’, he started the session. And on this blasphemous note, Mr. Mathur cheerfully went about delivering the rest of his gyaan.

The recruiters in rapt attention

After having stated that and receiving incredulous looks in return, he went on to logically prove his statement on the bases of answers to various questions asked to the aghast set of recruiters.

After an hour and a half of debate, the recruiters were at long last, on the same frequency as their trainer and ended up listing the critical parameters of the recruiting process and would collect statistics at the end of each day to help analyze and review their recruiting skills and hence sharpen their axes in order to get that closure.

Our CEO, Dr.Thiru appreciating Mr. Mathur for his efforts

The recruiters have, since their training session, been actively collecting data for the critical parameters as homework and also in preparation for the next session with Mr. Mathur.

Recruiters' interaction after the session



As the very theme suggests the ERA Annual Convention dealt with ‘Engaging the Unemployed Talent’ was a concentrated effort to bring together some of India’s best minds to provoke thought on one of the biggest paradoxes of our country. On the one hand, we are in no dearth of ’employable youth’. But this fact remains mere ‘data’ because in reality, the said youth are not always the ideal choice of the organizations and businesses which desire to engage and utilize educated/ skilled youth.


The ERA Annual Convention brochure


The sole objective of this convention is the uplift of this vast section of society whose amazing talent and prowess (usually unrecognized because of factors such as amateur soft skills) can be tapped and exploited to benefit themselves, the corporates and subsequently the nation as a whole.

It was envisaged that through this convention, the leaders on the dais and those in the audience would be positively sensitized to the plight of the youth and would step up to the daunting task that they are faced with!

The youth of India need to be empowered with all the required knowledge and skills to realize India’s potential to become a superpower; else the same youth might well  be reduced to a potent tool in the hands of misguiding, degenerative forces that work against the interests of a progressive, developing India!

The ERA Annual Convention, in other words, was a call to all the leaders to join forces and do their bit towards nurturing the future generations and, in the process, fortify our country with the power of youth with all its magnificent capabilities. We as ERA members realize that it is high time for us facilitate the entry of our talented resource pool so that they carve out their own niches as responsible sons and daughters of the nation.


The AscendersTech stall - Dynamics CRM for Sale!!!

Business Development Executives prowled the floor outside the auditorium and scanned the crowds for potential business deals.

The Convention Guide

The AscendersTech Kit Bag for the ERA event

AscendersTech Business Development Team


The Inaugural Session was comprised of the Welcome Address given by our CEO, Dr. Thiru who also happens to be the Convenor – ERA Chennai Chapter as well as the Chairman of the Annual Convention.


Dr.Thiru welcoming our guests and dignitaries


The Inaugural of the ERA 8th Annual Convention


Dignitaries such as Mr. Veerendra Mathur, the Chairman of ERA, Mr. K. Purushothaman, Regional Director, NASSCOM, Captain Suresh Bhardwaj, Vice Chancellor, AMET University graced the occasion and Mr. Ayaz Mohammad, the Co Convenor of the ERA Chennai Chapter presented the concluding remarks.

After the tea break, the convention got rolling with the serious business of knowledge sharing ses sions. The very first session of the day was on ‘Harnessing Talent – Our March towards the Lead’. This interesting session was chaired by none other than the renowned Mr. K. Pandiarajan, the Chairman of Ma Foi Randstad and also, one of the founding members of ERA. His panel consisted of Mr. Santosh K. Misra IAS, Director, Employment & Training and also the MD, Overseas Manpower Corporation. Another leading personality on the panel was Ms. J. Sabita the AVP – HR of Steria India.

The eminent panelists of the first session do the honours for ERA


The panelists along with the ERA (& NASSCOM) bigwigs


The discussion has begun

An ERA CSR activity took place to the delight of all the ERA members and the guests for the day. A whopping amount of nearly two lakhs had been collected at the spur of the moment last year during the Annual Sports Meet when we had announced the auction of all the sports items bought for the purpose. The fun and frolic that we had experienced then can be recollected via This spontaneous and jocular activity had culminated in this magnificent gesture. Ms. Shanta of the Cancer Society was present to receive the cheque which was handed over by our founding member Mr. K. Pandiarajan.

The ERA CSR Activity for the Cancer Society-1.82 Lakhs recd by Ms. Shanta

The second session of the day was of relevance to the entire Recruitment and HR community : ‘Compensation – A 3D Approach’. This session was chaired by the talented and witty speaker, Mr. David Nallathambi, the Senior VP & Head HR of Scope International. His panel consisted of Mr. Narayan Kumar, Specialist – Compensation, Motorola and Mr. Saurabh Nigam, VP – HR, Beroe Inc.

Saurabh, David & Narayan Kumar discussing Compensation

Post lunch did not see the audience yawning as we had a set of absolutely brilliant speakers all ready to take us to the next level with their topic ‘New Age Leaders – Key Focus Areas’. The team was chaired by Mr. K. Jayaramakrishnan, VP – Global Alliance, TCS. He had the audience in splits as he seriously laid down the ground rules about unwittingly nodding off during his session. He led his panel into a smooth discussion sprinkled with his comments and witticisms. The panel consisted of Mr. Subhomoy Sengupta, Group Director – Microsoft Business Solutions, Mr. Ranjith Sivasankaran, Head HR, KLA Tencor and Mr. Krishna Prasad, GM – India, Head – Chennai, UST Global.

The discussion on New Age Leaders

Tea was followed by Sponsors Time which had our prime sponsors Talent Now showcasing their product to a captivated audience. ‘Working smart’ is their mantra.

Devang expounding on the virtues of Talent Now

The final session for the Annual Convention had Mr. Sivakumar, CEO of the ICT Academy of Tamilnadu chairing the panel who discussed ‘Current Trends in Freshers’ Recruitment’. The panel consisted of Capt. Bhardwaj, VC of AMET University, Ms. Shyamala Nagasundaram, Head HR, Logica Pvt. Ltd., and Mr. Raj Prabhakar, the CEO of FYMC. It was a fun filled session as each speaker had a unique brand of humour that had the audience begging for more.

The 8th Annual Convention was followed by the 5th Leadership Summit that very same evening and was termed by general consensus, the highlight of the entire two day mega affair.

Lighting the Lamp

The session was titled ‘Encouraging Entrepreneurs in Recruitment and HR Industry’. It was chaired by none other than the inimitable, one and only, Arun Jain, Founder Chairman & CEO of Polaris. The panel was an equally illustrious group made up of Dr. Sandhya Shekhar, CEO of IIT Madras Research Park, Mr. Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO of Click Jobs and Mr. B. Ravishankar, Sr. VP – HR of HCL Technologies. There were amazing analogies created spontaneously, a well thought of presentation with facts and figures and brilliant speeches that sparkled with gems of wisdom and experience.

Arun Jain begins the discussion

The next day was a semi casual affair marking the 6th CEO Conclave. The inaugural session had Mr. Veerendra Mathur announcing the Satish Doshi Best Chapter Award. Mr. Kannan and Mr. John Quadros of Sampoorna Computers read out the touching message of Mrs. Rajul Doshi.

Auspicious Beginning

The inaugural address was made by Shri K. Srinivasan, the Addl. Central PF Commissioner from the Government of India. The key note address was delivered by the MD of ELCOT, the vibrant and energetic Dr. Santosh Babu who managed, within a span of few minutes, to share his dream and vision of a sophisticated and poverty- free rural India.

The ERA Convenor in Serious Discussion with the MD of ELCOT

The Inaugural Committee (CEO Conclave)

The ERA Chennai Chapter Secretary, Mr. Alexander A. Kumar delivered the vote of thanks.

People, especially the organizers were in a relaxed mood and the audience was brimming with the enthusiasm of unfettered learning. And the CEO Conclave was just that: a learning marathon that had only the best instructors giving their audience (dominated by the recruiting fraternity) their money’s worth.

Prakash doing the honours for Dr. John Alexander

Sudha Sastri recieving her due

Mr. Hari Cherukuri after his amazing session on Head Hunting

John Quadros - the witty speaker per se

Sudarshan appreciating Rohin for his excellent session

Mr. Varghese felicitating Mr. Sounderajan

The talented Viral Vora of Talent Now being felicitated by Ayaz




The Satish Doshi Award

 The entire two day mega event of the year was smartly summed up by the Chairman of ERA, Mr. Veerendra Mathur. People disbursed with the sense of having achieved a lifetime award!

And then….


19th March saw the start of the fourth year of operations for Ascenders Technologies. It was a loud and noisy affair wherein which all our ERA fraternity got together to celebrate our remarkable milestone right after the CEO Conclave.

The Celebration of yet another year!


Got the cake...

and ate it too!!!

The Icing on the Cake...

ERA honouring Dr.Thiru for his magnificent contribution as Convention Chairman

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