Thiruvananthapuram, apart from being the capital of Kerala state, has always been the State hub for Electronics, IT & ITES, and Biotech. From the inception of Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON), the first State Govt. sponsored Electronics Dev. Corporation in India, to the setting up of Technopark, again the first IT Park in India
Thiruvananthapuram became an attractive destination for IT industry. With KINFRA Film & Video Park, and Technocity, the City of Thiruvananthapuram has become the focal point for ICT as well as other industrial enterprises in the emerging sectors.
Technopark, with 10 million sq. ft and 55,000 plus employees, is the technology anchor in Thiruvananthapuram. Due to high density and demand in Technopark's existing facilities, which now consists of its three Phases, KINFRA Film & Video Park spread over 75 acres is witnessing an uptick in tenancy. Anticipating large demand in the tech sector over the coming decade, Technocity, a 500-acre integrated township promoted by Technopark is in the early stages of implementation waiting to come on-stream. The list of tech majors currently operating out of Thiruvananthapuram includes Oracle, Allianz, R.R. Donnelley, TCS, Infosys, Ernst & Young, UST Global, IBS, Accel, Suntec, Quest, Tata Elxsi, etc.
New commitments for capacity expansion in Thiruvananthapuram have been made as under:
- UST Global - 5,000 employees Nissan - 3,000 employees
- Ernst & Young - 3,000 employees TCS - 15,000 employees
Thiruvananthapuram offers some of the best technical institutes in the state like CET, IISER, GEC Barton Hill, SCT-CET. which provide abundant supply of qualified manpower for IT & ITES industries. The presence of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), the premier centre of ISRO, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) have attracted high calibre talent from all over India to Thiruvananthapuram. Law and order, low cost of operations, clean and green environs, favourable climatic conditions, optic-fiber and wireless connectivity, and excellent linkages by road, rail, air, and sea, are key variables that swing investment decisions in favour of the City.
Kerala – IT & ITES Destination
Kerala, with 5 main IT Parks - Technopark, KINFRA Film & Video Park, Technocity, Infopark, and Cyberpark, is fast developing as a credible alternative to other IT hubs in the country, owing to comparatively low cost of operation, ample supply of skilled manpower, favorable climatic conditions, and good connectivity. With renewed focus on the part of the State Government to showcase IT & ITES opportunities in Kerala, the State is well positioned to reap the benefits of expansion in this sector.