Infosys Plans It Big In Hyderabad

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Infosys Technologies has commenced work on its second campus at Pocharam in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The Infosys campus at Pocharam will be spread over 447 acres with a total investment of Rs 1,250 crore. This campus is expected to seat over 25,000 people and will be completed over a period of 10 years, developed in three phases. Work is commencing for the first phase with a seating capacity of 10,000 people and an initial investment of Rs 600 crore, spread over three years. Once completed, the Pocharam campus will become the company's largest facility in the world, the company said.
While speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the campus, N. R. Narayana Murthy, chairman of the board and chief mentor, Infosys Technologies, said, "We are delighted to commence work on the new campus. The state government has worked at enhancing infrastructure facilities at Hyderabad to make it a premier IT destination globally. We are very encouraged by this development and the support provided to Infosys."

He added, "Once completed, the Pocharam campus will become the world’s largest software services campus employing 25,000 associates."

As a part of its drive to become carbon neutral, Infosys is designing this campus on sustainability principles to achieve energy efficiency, water sustainability, preservation and promotion of biodiversity and effective waste management.

The existing campus at Gachibowli has been operational since 2001. The campus has a seating capacity of over 10,000. An investment of Rs 522 crore has been made in it as of 30 June 2008. This campus exported Rs 2,279 crore and contributed 8.7 per cent to the total state exports in the financial year 2007-08.

The Gachibowli campus includes video conferencing facilities, network connectivity and over 10,000 workstations. The campus also houses the Enterprise Solution (ES) Academy which focusses on competency enablement for entry-level and experienced consultants in the ES practice.

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