Infosys' Orissa Development Center celebrates its 10th anniversary
Plans to increase headcount to over 4,500, with an added investment of Rs. 100 crore
Bhubaneswar, Dec 19, 2005: Infosys Technologies today celebrated the commencement of the tenth year of operation of its Bhubaneswar Development Centre. Infosys Bhubaneswar began operations in December 1996 and has grown to over 1,720 employees today. Honorable Chief Minister of Orissa Shri Naveen Patnaik graced the occasion as the chief guest at the celebrations. Shri Surjya Narayan Patro, Honorable Minister of Energy, IT & Tourism and Dr. Subas Chandra Pani, Chief Secretary, Government of Orissa were also present on the occasion. They were received at the Infosys campus by the senior management team of Infosys led by Mr. N R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman & Chief Mentor, Mr. K. Dinesh, Director and Member of Board, Mr. T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chief Financial Officer and Director and Mr. Ardhendu Das, Head, Infosys Bhubaneswar Development Centre.
The celebrations at the campus involved both Infoscions and their families with various cultural activities held as a part of the day-long celebrations. The grand finale was a splendid musical evening at the Infosys campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Murthy said, "Tier-2 cities like Bhubaneswar will be the growth engines for the IT Industry in India. Infosys has taken a lead in this direction by investing more than Rs. 135 crore in its Bhubaneswar Development Centre. We contribute approximately 80% of software exports from the state, making Infosys the largest exporter from the Bhubaneswar STPI. Realizing the potential that the city has to offer, we plan to increase our headcount to over 4,500 over the next few years with an added investment of Rs. 100 crore."
The Development Center (DC) at Bhubaneswar anchors Infosys' relationships with multi-million dollar clients from Canada, Europe and North America. With a total built-up area of more than half a million square feet (46 acres), the center presently has the capacity to accommodate over 3,300 software professionals. Infosys Bhubaneswar campus not only provides state of the art Software Development Blocks and multiple food courts, but also includes facilities that help Infoscions stay fit and have fun. The Employee Care Centre provides Infoscions with recreational facilities such as squash, tennis, badminton, basketball courts, a swimming pool, a cricket ground and dormitories to relax. The centre also has videoconferencing facilities, satellite links, in-house medical facility and power supply backup for uninterrupted operation.
Infosys Technologies Limited has always been a company with a strong sense of social responsibility. Under the charter of Infosys Foundation, the Bhubaneswar centre has carried out various initiatives for the development of primary education, healthcare and rehabilitation of the underprivileged with an investment of more than Rs. 5.5 crore over the years.