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Syntel Sponsors Enactus India Sustainable Entrepreneurship Competition

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TROY, Mich., June 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syntel, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNT), a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies, today announced it is a presenting sponsor for the Enactus India National Competition to be held at the Taj Lands' End Hotel in Mumbai, India on July 1 and 2, 2014.

Enactus is a global non-profit organization operating in 36 countries.

Enactus student members have spent one year or more working on entrepreneurial projects designed to positively impact the quality of life and living standards for members of their communities. These projects will be presented to a panel of more than 100 judges at the Enactus India National Competition.

During this two-day event, teams from leading colleges will showcase the results and impact of their community outreach projects, which will be evaluated by the judges over the course of three rounds of competition.

One team will be named the national champion, and will go on to represent India at the 2014 Enactus World Cup in Beijing, China from October 22–24, 2014.

Enactus was introduced in India in 2003 by Bharat Desai, Founder and Chairman of Syntel. Over the ensuing decade, Enactus has become a valuable opportunity for young entrepreneurs to meet, collaborate and learn from established business leaders while gaining real-world entrepreneurship experience.

"Syntel is proud to sponsor the Enactus India National Competition, and we support their goal of creating better lives and more vibrant communities through entrepreneurship, social responsibility and community service," said Syntel's Vice Chairman, Prashant Ranade, who will also deliver the keynote address at the event.

Syntel's support for Enactus is part of its broader corporate social responsibility efforts, including its volunteer-driven charitable organization, S'Prayas. Learn more at www.syntelinc.com/csr/.

About Enactus

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Founded in 1975, Enactus has active programs on more than 1,600 college and university campuses in 36 countries. For more information, contact Enactus World Headquarters at 417-831-9505 or visit www.enactus.org.

About Enactus India

Launched in 2003, Enactus India has expanded to nearly over 60 universities across India and has touched the lives of thousands of people across the country. Enactus India has established itself as one of the premier student-based organizations in India supporting free enterprise and entrepreneurship. Enactus projects are guided by distinguished faculty advisors who help students apply their classroom experiences to develop and implement real-world educational outreach programs. For more information visit www.enactusindia.org.

About Syntel

Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT) is a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies. Syntel's mission is to create new opportunities for clients by harnessing our passion, talent and innovation. We combine technology expertise, industry knowledge and a global delivery model to drive business value creation. Syntel's "Customer for Life" philosophy drives our relentless focus to build long-term, collaborative client partnerships.

To learn more, visit us at: www.syntelinc.com.

CONTACT: Syntel (North America/Europe): Jon Luebke, (248) 619-3503, jon_luebke@syntelinc.com Syntel (Asia/Pacific): Sikta Samantaray, +91 9167512186, sikta_samantaray@syntelinc.com

Source:Syntel, Inc.