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India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

Last updated on: July 12, 2013 11:29 IST


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Software giant Tata Cconsultancy Services (TCS) has replaced its group firm Tata Steel as the country's most admired company, as per a Fortune list.

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

Image: Infosys' pyramid-shaped building in Bengaluru.
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TCS is followed by Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Infosys and SBI in the top-five, while last year's top-ranked firm Tata Steel has slipped to seventh position in the list of India's 50 most admired companies.

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

Image: ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar
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Both ITC and Infosys are ranked at the third position. There are a total of four Tata Group companies on the list, while as many as ten PSUs have made it into the rankings, global business magazine Fortune's Indian edition said.

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

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Besides, the Indian entities of many multi-national companies including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Samsung, Nokia, Dell and Intel have also made it into the league of most admired companies.

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

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The rankings have taken into account various factors such as corporate governance, innovativeness, CSR and leadership. L&T (6th rank), Maruti Suzuki (9th) and ICICI Bank (10th) also feature in the top ten.

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

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Besides Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Tata Steel, other Tata Group firms in the list are Tata Motors at the 12th spot and Tata Power at 50th.

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

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Among state-run enterprises, SBI and ONGC are in the top ten, ranked at fifth and eighth positions, respectively.

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

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State-run oil major Indian Oil Corp was placed at 11th rank, SAIL (22nd), Bharat Petroleum (25th), NTPC (28th), HPCL (31st), GAIL (34th), ONGC Videsh (47th) and Coal India (48th).

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

Image: Microsoft India office.

Among others, Microsoft India is at the 15th place, Colgate Palmolive (16th), IBM India (17th), Samsung India Electronics is at the 18th position

India's most admired companies, TCS is No.1

Image: Bharti Airtel billboards along a sidewalk in Kolkata.
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Bharti Airtel is ranked 19th, Cadbury (23rd), Dell India (32nd), Siemens (36th), Intel India (38th), Nokia India (42nd) and Sony India (44th). 

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