Bhubaneswar: Infosys Technologies today celebrated the commencement of the tenth year of operation of its Bhubaneswar Development Centre. Infosys began its operations in Bhubaneswar in December 1996 and has over 1,720 employees today.
The senior management team of Infosys led by N R Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor, K Dinesh, director and member of the Infosys board, T V Mohandas Pai, chief financial officer and director and Ardhendu Das, head, Infosys Bhubaneswar Development Centre, joined the Infoscions and their families at the celebratory function held at the Infosys campus in Bhubaneswar.
They were joined by Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik, energy, IT and tourism minister Surjya Narayan Patro and chief secretary Dr Subas Chandra Pani, were also present on the occasion.
"Tier-2 cities like Bhubaneswar will be the growth engines for the IT Industry in India. Infosys has taken a lead in this direction by investing more than Rs135 crore in its Bhubaneswar Development Centre," Murthy said speaking on the occasion. "We contribute approximately 80 per cent of software exports from the state, making Infosys the largest exporter from the Bhubaneswar STPI. Realising the potential that the city has to offer, we plan to increase our headcount to over 4,500 over the next few years with an added investment of Rs100 crore."
The Development Center at Bhubaneswar anchors Infosys' relationships with multi-million dollar clients from Canada, Europe and North America.
Under the charter of Infosys Foundation, the Bhubaneswar centre has carried out various initiatives for the development of primary education, healthcare and rehabilitation of the underprivileged with an investment of more than Rs5.5 crore over the years.