Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurates Infosys' Global Education Centre in Mysore
Bangalore, India, February 12, 2005: Infosys today announced that Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated its Global Education Centre in Mysore. The Education Centre, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will train technology professionals. Located in the 270-acre Infosys Mysore campus, the centre can accommodate 4,500 trainees at any given time. Infosys' total investment commitment in the Mysore Centre is Rs. 520 crore (USD 119.3 million), of which Rs. 285 crore (USD 65.4 million) pertains to the Global Education Centre complex.
Describing the leadership of Infosys as "role models of India", a visibly elated and impressed Prime Minister said, "Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy is a national icon, a global brand, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs and a role model for CEOs worldwide."The Prime Minister commended the role of the IT industry in getting India a position on the global map. He lauded the role of IT in breaking traditional mindsets about India's capabilities and cited it as the single biggest reason for India occupying mindshare among the investment community in the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Limited, said, "As Finance Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh was responsible for putting in place the policy framework and liberalizing the economy, which directly led to the emergence of the Indian software industry. As we strive to attain leadership in the knowledge economy, there could be no one more dynamic than Dr. Singh to inaugurate our Global Education Centre. We are honored to have him on our campus."
"The Global Education Centre will train Infoscions on technological and managerial skills, creating high-performing multicultural teams that partner with customers for enhanced competitiveness. The Infosys Leadership Institute, also located on the same campus, will groom and develop future leaders of Infosys," he added.
Governor of Karnataka Mr. T. N. Chaturvedi, Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Dharam Singh and Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister of Karnataka Mr. Siddharamaiah, were also present on the occasion.