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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP [CTSH]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Pres. & MD, Global Delivery
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP, 500 FRANK W. BURR BLVD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/24/2012
(Street)

TEANECK, NJ 07666
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 01/24/2012   M   5,000 A $2.88 83,083 D  
Class A Common Stock 01/24/2012   S   5,000 D(1) $71.06 78,083 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Class A Common Stock Option (Right to Buy)(2) $2.88 01/24/2012   M     5,000 02/04/2003 02/04/2012 Class A Common Stock 5,000 $ 0 14,000(3) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN
C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP
500 FRANK W. BURR BLVD
TEANECK, NJ 07666
      Pres. & MD, Global Delivery  

Signatures

 /s/ Steven Schwartz, on behalf of Chandrasekaran Ramakrishnan, by power of attorney   01/25/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Such shares were sold pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 Sales Plan.
(2) Such options were granted on February 4, 2002 pursuant to the Company's Amended and Restated 1999 Incentive Compensation Plan. Such options were fully vested on February 4, 2006. The Date Exercisable above reflects the first anniversary date of such option.
(3) Excludes previously granted options for an aggregate of 168,000 shares of Class A Common Stock, which have different exercise prices and vesting dates.

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