Infosys has shown interest in setting up a research and development centre of
international standards in Kerala.
was disclosed by the company''s chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy and CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan
who met chief minister V S Achuthanandan at Thiruvananthapuram.
Infosys top brass also offered to set up finishing schools in the state in which
weaker sections of the society would be given priority, an official press release
a press conference on the sidelines of the silver jubilee national conference
of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Gopalakrishnan said,
"We are just waiting for the rains to get over to start work on the new campus.
We should be able to complete the work within a year then," he said.
said the new campus would initially have two blocks with a total seating capacity
for 4,000 employees. Infosys already employs 1,100 people at its existing business
development centre in Technopark.
said Infosys was also planning to locate some of its business process outsourcing
(BPO) operations at the unit in Technopark. At present, such work was being done
mainly from the Infosys campus in Bangalore and Pune.
said there have been significant positive changes in the industrial climate of
the state in recent years. Successive governments have been taking steps recognising
that the state must woo more investments to develop its industrial sector.
of quality of infrastructure was essential to develop the industrial sector, he
suggested. Gopalakrishnan, however, was appreciative of the quality of the students
recruited by the company from the state.