Friday, February 4, 2011

Syntel chairman explores option for presence at Navalpattu IT park

IRUCHI: Bharat Desai, Founder Chairman of Syntel, a global provider of Information Technology and Knowledge Process Outsourcing solutions with global development centres in India and the United States, on Friday explored the scope for starting a centre at ELCOT's IT Park in Navalpattu here.

Accompanied by N.NR. Sharavanan, General Manager and Head – Administration, SYNTEL, Chennai, and other senior executives, Mr. Desai interacted with officials of ELCOT and the district administration; the Vice-Chancellors of Bharathidasan University and Anna University of Technology – Tiruchi; and industry representatives to determine feasibility to start the proposed centre in the 25 acres of the SEZ area that the ELCOT is keen to allot.

The company, according to ELCOT officials, has already taken stock of the facilities at Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and will take a final decision on which tier-II city to choose after evaluating the advantages in the IT Parks in Madurai and Tirunelveli. Proximity to international airport and the two universities; presence of the National Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management; a fair degree of cosmopolitan outlook; and the scope for sourcing quality manpower from the region could weigh in favour of the Navalpattu IT Park, the host of dignitaries with whom Mr. Desai interacted believe.

After his nearly hour-long discussion with the District Collector Mahesan Kasirajan, ELCOT MD Santhosh Babu, the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University K. Meena, the Vice-Chancellor of Anna University of Technology – Tiruchi P. Devadas Manoharan, Regional Director of NASSCOM K. Purushothaman, and industrialist K.N. Ramajayam, Mr. Desai went around the IT Park building.

The two Vice-Chancellors apprised Mr. Desai of the quantum of student output, the quality of faculty, research activities and other academic initiatives.

Source : The Hindu

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