Tvm: Infosys today announced their plans of setting up a new campus at the Technocity in Thiruvananthapuram. This will be Infosys second SEZ campus in Kerala, the first being in Technopark Phase II, also in Trivandrum. The MoU for the 50 acre campus was signed today between H R Binod, Sr. VP, Infosys and K G Girish Babu, CEO, Technopark in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy, Minister for IT & Industries Shri P K Kunhalikutty and Finance Minister Shri K M Mani.
Giving details of the proposed campus, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys said, “Our second campus would employ 10,000 professionals when complete. In the first phase, the centre which will come up with an investment of Rs.180 crore will seat about 3,500 and the second phase with an investment of Rs.350 crore will seat about 6,500. The total investment will be about Rs.600 crore.”
“Trivandrum is our fastest growing centre with about 40% growth and contributing Rs.610 crore in our total exports. The fourth and final building in our first campus will be complete in the next 12-18 months and we will continue to expand in Trivandrum with our new campus. We are very happy that Infosys contributed about 20% to Kerala IT exports during 2010-11”, he added.
In his comments, the IT Minister said that Kerala now has a representation from all major IT companies and Infosys’ second campus is a sign of development here. There will be considerable employment generation and growth opportunities for the IT industry in the State.
Infosys currently employs 4,400 professionals across its two development centres in Technopark campus and their own campus which is also spread over 50 acres. Infosys started its Kerala operations in 2004. K Jayakumar IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala; P H Kurian IAS, Principal Secretary (IT), GoK and Sunil Jose, Centre Head, Infosys Trivandrum (Trinfy) were also present on the occasion.
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