Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, to inaugurate Infosys BPO Jaipur Center
Infosys to set up two additional facilities in SEZ, to sign MoU on education initiatives in state
Jaipur, December 15, 2006: The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, will inaugurate the Jaipur center of Infosys BPO at Sitapura on December 16, 2006. The Rs 20 crore facility has a built-up area of over 68,000 square feet and is capable of accommodating 900 people. It currently houses about 125 BPO professionals who manage business processes for global clients. The facility has been in operation since August 2006.
In addition to the existing Infosys BPO facility, Infosys is planning two significant investments in Jaipur over the next 3-5 years:
- Infosys BPO plans to invest Rs 90-150 crore in Mahindra SEZ to develop a facility to accommodate 3000-5000 employees
- Infosys Technologies plans to invest Rs 100-250 crore in Mahindra SEZ to develop a facility to accommodate 2000-5000 employees in IT services
"Infosys is excited about partnering with the government to expand its presence in Rajasthan," said Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Infosys BPO and Member of the Board, Infosys Technologies."The Infosys BPO facility at Sitapura demonstrates our commitment to Rajasthan, and the additional investments will enhance that commitment and firmly establish Jaipur as a significant center for Infosys."
"The quality of work delivered out of the Jaipur center is excellent," said Amitabh Chaudhry, CEO and MD, Infosys BPO. "Jaipur is Infosys BPO's first significant expansion in north India and is an attractive location for people from this region who may like to work close to their hometowns. Jaipur enables us to offer our customers an additional delivery location in India in addition to our operations in Bangalore and Pune."
Infosys is also signing an MoU with the Government of Rajasthan to enhance skill sets and exposure of students in engineering colleges, general degree colleges, and engineering students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds through lectures and courses, campus visits, faculty development programs and other initiatives.
Already, Infosys BPO works with universities in Rajasthan through 'Project Genesis', a program to enhance skill-sets in students and make them industry-ready. Since October 2005, Infosys BPO has worked with 229 lecturers in 110 colleges and imparted training to over 4000 students in industry-relevant skills including language, presentation, and analytical skills.