HCL to set up global IT centres in Andhra Pradesh

To create 5000 jobs in the first phase

IT Minister Nara Lokesh laid the foundation stone for HCL’s IT Development Centre in Kesarapalli near Gannavaram on Monday. Spread over 29.86 acres, the new centre is envisaged as part of Andhra Pradesh’s drive to create a new IT hub. HCL will invest over Rs 700 crore to develop two facilities in the state – in Vijayawada and Amaravati in phases over the next few years.

HCL will create a training centre for fresh graduates from the local colleges to get them trained in research and development (R&D). HCL’s R&D work aims at developing technologies for many areas such as health, transportation and telecommunications.

“HCL will contribute to the state government’s vision to create 1,00,000 jobs in IT industry and 2,00,000 jobs in the electronic industry”, said the IT minister.