Infosys Inaugurates its Second BPO Campus in Jaipur
Phase 1 completed with an investment of Rs. 171 crore
Jaipur, India - August 29, 2008: Infosys BPO Ltd (Infosys BPO), the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies Ltd (Infosys), today announced the inauguration of its second BPO campus at Mahindra World City, the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje was the Chief Guest. She was accompanied by Dr. Digambar Singh, Minister of Industries, Government of Rajasthan. Infosys' CEO and MD, Kris Gopalakrishnan and Member of The Board, Mohandas Pai, along with CEO and MD of Infosys BPO, Amitabh Chaudhry, were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Kris Gopalakrishnan, said, "Jaipur is becoming an exciting destination for the IT-ITES industry. The Honorable Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje has proactively put in place progressive policies and has invested in infrastructure to ensure rapid growth. Our investment in the second campus firmly establishes Jaipur as a significant center for Infosys. We are extremely happy to be in Jaipur and acknowledge the support and encouragement of the state government."
The new campus at the SEZ at Mahindra World City, Jaipur, will be spread over 42 acres with a total investment of Rs. 531 crore to be made in phases. In phase 1 of its construction, the company has made an investment of Rs. 171 crore, creating a built-up area of 3,69,100 sq. ft and a seating capacity of 3,200.
The Jaipur Campus has been built on the best global environment standards to ensure efficient consumption of energy per square foot and the least carbon footprint. The campus is designed as a green building to meet the gold/platinum rating standard of LEEDS. As a part of Infosys' drive to become carbon neutral, this campus will have 49% of the total area as the green belt. Green sourcing practices, integrated water management, and adoption of environment-friendly refrigerant are among the many initiatives that Infosys has undertaken to help control global warming and ozone depletion.
The first Infosys BPO campus at Sitapur has been operational since August 2006. This center has seen an investment of Rs. 22.77 crore, a built-up area of 78,000 sq. ft and has a seating capacity of 890.
At the inauguration, Amitabh Chaudhry said, "We are pleased with the quality of work that is delivered from our Jaipur operations. The new campus in the SEZ at Mahindra World City reiterates our belief in the talent in the city and this region."
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 3,250 students in industry-relevant skills including language, presentation, and analytical skills.
Infosys' Campus Connect Program has partnered with 32 engineering colleges in Rajasthan. This program is aimed at enhancing the employability of the talent pool. As a part of this program, Infosys has trained 120 faculty members and 1914 students in Rajasthan.
The Special Training Program (STP) enables MCA and engineering graduates, from socially disadvantaged sections, to compete on an equal footing in the job market. This program has successfully partnered with Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, and is training the first batch of 31 students in Computer Science and Software Engineering.