TCS to invest Rs.600 crores in new facility at SmartCity Kochi


TCS Trivandrum

Kochi: Tata Consultancy Services has firmed up its plans for its third Software Development Centre in Kerala. The new software export facility will come up at SmartCity Kochi with an investment of Rs.600 crores. To be spread over 26 acres, the Software Development Centre would seat about 9,000 IT professionals. TCS plans to launch the first phase by September, 2013. The SmartCity Kochi project is promoted by the Dubai based Tecom.

At present, TCS has a Software Development Centre in Infopark, Kochi and the work on their second Development Centre in Technopark, Trivandrum is progressing well. The centre is being set up on 26 acres of SEZ land in the first phase of Technopark (main campus). Spread over one million sq. ft., the centre would employ about 8,000 professionals. The new centre is in addition to their Bodhi Park primary training centre (Corporate Learning Centre) which has been functioning in Technopark since 1997 and the new Peepul Park training centre spread over 14 acres.

TCS had earlier announced its plans to set up their Global Learning Campus at Technocity, near Thiruvananthapuram. The 15,000 seater training centre on 82 acres will see an investment of Rs.1,500 crores and is expected to be completed in three years. According to Company sources, the over all investment of TCS in Kerala would be close to Rs.4,000 crores. Technocity is being touted as the fourth phase of Technopark.

During his recent visit to Trivandrum, S Ramadorai, TCS Vice Chairman & also the Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council, reviewed the progress of the various TCS works in Kerala.

Meanwhile, SmartCity Kochi officials are waiting for the SEZ notification for balance area from the Central Government so as to freeze and showcase the masterplan. The first phase of the Rs.2,000 crores SmartCity Kochi project is expected to be operational in two years.

Kerala IT News


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