Chennai the new Technology capital of India?

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi and Union Telecom and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran met with the top two IT companies in India, Infosys and Wipro and discussed expansion of operations in Chennai. After the meeting, Infosys director of human resource and administration told reporters that they have agreed to expand their Chennai operations by investing Rs. 1250 crores and increase their employee headcount to a whopping 25,000 in three-four years. He also announced that the Company's largest campus was coming up at Mahindra City near Chennai.

Wipro has also said that it was interested in expanding its Chennai operations where it has about 7,000 employee currently. Wipro's Chariman Aziz Premji told reports that his company has sought land from the Government for this purpose. Karunanidhi's new Government has made a good effort in vowing top IT companies from both India and abroad so far. With Nokia's and Motorola's announcements to set up facilities in Tamil Nadu and these new commitments from Infosys and Wipro, Chennai is slowly gaining ground from Bangalore as the Technology capital of the country.

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1 comment so far

  1. Anonymous on

    IMO, very early to say. There has been no grass roots technology development in Chennai.


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