Started in Mumbai in 1967, the Information Technology service industry in India is one of the biggest job creator and keystone of the national economy. The sector employs more than 3 million (may vary) people, either directly or indirectly, making India as one of the biggest IT capitals in the modern world.
Here is the list of top 5 Information Technology (IT) Parks in India.
International Tech Park- Bangalore
Established in 1998, ITPB formerly known as ITPL is India’s first hi-tech IT Park, developed and managed by Ascendas, a business space and industrial real estate investment trust.
The park comprises of more than 223 companies and a community of 320,000 technically proficient IT professionals working for it. ITPL received the ‘Best Ornamental Garden Award’ in 2008.
Stretching over 2,000,000 sq.ft. Of land, the park has an Earth station, Wi-Fi connectivity, health club, mall and above all Vivanta by Taj- The only five star hotel in Whitefield.
The Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City (HITEC) – Hyderabad
HITEC (L&T Infocity) City is the largest IT Park in India. The project has been completed by APIIC (Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation) with the involvement of other private infrastructure companies like DLF, EmmarMGF, etc.
The IT Park acts as a major IT hub of Hyderabad comprising of some esteemed companies in IT sector like TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) Synergy park IT SEZ, DLF IT SEZ, Mindspace Cyberabad space.
SIPCOT IT Park- Chennai
SIPCOT stands for State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu. It was established in the year 1972 and is a fully government owned premier institution.
SIPCOT IT Park is the largest IT Park in Asia located along the IT Corridor. (Major road stretch in suburban Chennai, comprising of many IT companies). Companies in SIPCOT include,
- Hexaware Technologies
- Aspire Systems
- Cognizant Technology Solutions
TIDEL Park- Chennai
Built up in area of 1,280,000 sq ft, TIDEL Park is one of the largest IT Parks in Asia. The park was established on July 4(2000), developed by TIDEL Park Ltd.
The name of the park is derived by blending names of the 2 organizations viz, TIDCO (TamilNadu Industrial Development Corporation) and ELCOT (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu).
These two organizations have been the main promoters of IT facility in Tamil Nadu.
TIDEL Park has fully centralized air-conditioning system, an independent power supply and hosts some prominent software and telecommunication companies (Sify, HCL technologies and Cisco systems).
Technopark is the host of 225 (5 PCMM level 5, 6 CMMI level 5 and 4 CMM level 3) companies, employing over 30,000 IT professionals. The park covers an area of 300 acres and is dedicated entirely for IT ventures. It is owned and administered by the government of Kerala. Apart from this, the park also hosts a Technology Business Incubation Cell and a Software Competency Centre.
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