TEANECK, New Jersey and CHENNAI, India, July 9 --

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced the
launch of a unique and comprehensive platform that will foster innovation and
enable the company to deliver greater value in the area of testing. The platform
was inaugurated by Mohammad Zahoor, IT Director, PEMCO Insurance, a Cognizant

Developed by Cognizant’s Testing practice, the platform will facilitate
ideation, catalyze knowledge sharing, and showcase testing innovations that help
reduce testing effort, time, and cost, while improving quality. It will also
enable statistical validation of the significance and adaptability of
innovations to testing projects. Cognizant has also established an innovation
council comprising technology and business experts to evaluate and provide
further direction to ideas emerging from this platform.

We congratulate Cognizant on the launch of this innovation platform, said
Mohammad Zahoor. We are happy to have partnered with Cognizant’s Testing
practice in setting up PEMCO’s testing center, which won Computerworld
magazine’s Laureate Award for the year 2009. Even in the face of a tight
release schedule, Cognizant proactively volunteered to reduce testing
cycle-time, applied the Lean Six Sigma methodology, optimized testing efforts at
PEMCO, and supported us in completing the overall test cycle on schedule.

In times of significant structural changes in the economy, business, IT, and
quality assurance have become synergized value platforms to build competitive
advantage for businesses, said R Chandrasekaran, President and Managing
Director, Global Delivery, Cognizant. Be it integrating disparate platforms,
reducing the time-to-market, or enhancing customer experience of applications,
organizations are increasingly looking at testing to address value gaps for
increasing productivity, optimizing effort, and reducing cost.

At Cognizant, we continuously strive to deliver superior value to our clients
and enable business readiness through cost optimization, predictable quality,
and improved speed, he added. Cognizant’s broad range of services, deep
domain experience, Centers of Excellence, and focus on innovation have helped us
position ourselves as thought leaders in the testing arena. This innovation
platform marks a milestone in the growth of our Testing practice.

About Cognizant’s Testing Practice

Cognizant’s Testing practice is an independent business unit within
Cognizant, focused on verification and validation of applications. With the
establishment of this business unit in 2001, Cognizant pioneered the concept of
an independent Testing practice. Since then Cognizant’s Testing practice
has grown organically to more than 9,000 career testers, testing code written by
Cognizant as well as by third parties, including clients and competitors. Over
75 percent of the code tested by Cognizant is developed by clients or
third-party vendors. Cognizant’s Testing practice is organized by areas of
industry specialization - such as financial services, insurance, healthcare,
manufacturing/retail, and telecommunication, media and entertainment. This
alignment helps leverage Cognizant’s domain expertise and provide
domain-aligned testing, a critical success factor for independent software

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s
single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation
know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together
with clients to make their businesses stronger. With more than 50 global
delivery centers and approximately 63,700 employees as of March 31, 2009, we
combine a unique onsite/offshore delivery model infused by a distinct culture of
customer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and SP 500 Index,
Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and
is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek’s
Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking
statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to
risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to
be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors
discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Cognizant undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events, or otherwise.

SOURCE: Cognizant

Harsh Kabra, +91-20-40223866, Harsh.Kabra@cognizant.com, or Catherine Marenghi,
+1-781-223-8673, Catherine.Marenghi@cognizant.com