First batch of US college graduates arrive in Mysore, India to begin careers at Infosys
Mysore, India: July 31, 2006: Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:INFY) today announced the arrival of 126 new hires from universities in the United States as the first batch of the Infosys Global Talent Program (GTP). These new hires, the largest group of foreign nationals recruited to work in India to date, begin their six-month, customized education program at Infosys' Global Education Center in Mysore, India.
The Global Talent Program (GTP), Infosys' university-level recruiting program outside of India, was created to enhance recruitment efforts to attract the best and brightest talent in the countries and communities in which Infosys operates. Trainees recruited for GTP will undergo a customized education and orientation program created to ensure that they are trained adequately with technical skills, necessary client-facing skills and sufficient live project exposure in the global delivery model.
"This is truly a momentous occasion for Infosys. The arrival of these American graduates marks the creation of a true global village at our Global Education Center in Mysore. We have trainees from all over the world that will begin their professional careers here with Infosys," said Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd. "The collective capabilities that will develop as these Infoscions interact will create a more competitive business model."
Infosys began the Global Talent Program for entry-level software engineer positions at top universities in the US following a successful pilot program that brought 10 young Americans to work in Bangalore. Applications were admitted from all majors, including liberal arts majors, for the software engineering position. In 2007, Infosys will extend GTP to begin recruitment at top universities in the UK.
"Infosys offered me the pretty unique opportunity to gain experience working in India, where I can gather a better understanding of both globalization and the company. This made the choice to work for Infosys a no-brainer. I can't think of a better way to begin my career," said Roland Tsao who recently graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in Economics and Computer Science.