HCL Technologies, the third largest IT company in India, today performed the Bhumi Puja for its new Global IT Development center at Gannavaram. Spread over 29.86 acres, the new center is envisaged as part of the state’s drive to create a new IT hub. The Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU with HCL Technology in 2017.

Mr. Nara Lokesh, Hon’ble Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Information Technology & Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh, laid the foundation stone in the presence of Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director & CEO, HCL Corporation, Director, HCL Technologies, Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation, Founder & Trustee, The Habitats Trust and Shikhar Malhotra, Vice Chairman, HCL Healthcare amongst several other key leaders.

HCL plans to service its global customers especially in the Hi-tech industry. Through its “come back home” campaign, HCL plans to attract talent who belong to Vijayawada and provide them with exciting careers in the areas of application and product development including new technologies on demand. The company will be investing in creating a training center for fresher engineer graduates from local colleges.  

In accordance with the MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government, HCL will develop two facilities with an investment of over Rs 700 crores – Campus in Vijayawada and Amravati in phases over the next few years. A skill development center with a 1,000-seat capacity will also be developed as part of the MoU. This is an initiative to bridge the employability divide between the metros and urban cities, it will also provide an eclectic range of employment opportunities to the youth in the region that will ultimately enhance the quality of life.

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