Infosys Technologies, India''s second largest software
company, is investing over Rs300 crore to set up a development
centre in Kerala. The company has commenced work on its
first campus in Thiruvananthapuram, involving an investment
of Rs306 crore.
chief minister V S Achuthanandan performed the ground-breaking
ceremony for the development centre. Infosys has been
operating out of a leased facility in Thiruvananthapuram
the completion of the new facility, Infosys will have
two full-fledged operations in the city.
the new unit under operation, Infosys hopes to create
a capacity to seat 1,500 employees in the first year itself.
existing facility at the Technopark campus in Thiruvananthapuram
has a capacity of 1,100 seats and has seen an investment
of Rs30 crore, as of March 31, 2007.
campus will include facilities for work and recreation
for our employees. We expect to create 8,000 seats at
this centre over the next few years," K Dinesh, co-founder
and member of the board, Infosys Technologies, said.
development centre has a world-class work environment
designed to enhance productivity and efficiency. Infosys
has also leased 40,000 sq. ft. of space in the Thejaswini
Block at Technopark for expansion," Infosys said.
is emerging as a key IT destination in south India. Infosys
ramping up its presence in our state is a reaffirmation
of this fact. The magnitude of Infosys'' investment in
its development centre demonstrates
its long-term commitment towards Kerala and speaks volumes
about the world-class facilities on offer here for its
employees," chief minister Achuthanandan said.