India's Silicon Valley
While the industry has been growing at above average growth
rates, software development activity is not confined to a few cities in
India. Software development hotspots, such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai,
Pune, Chennai, Calcutta, Delhi-Noida-Gurgaon belt, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar,
Ahmedabad, Goa, Chandigarh, Trivandrum are all developing quickly. They
boast state-of-the-art software facilities and the presence of a large
number of overseas vendors. A large part of Indias success in the
software sector is due to the crucial role played by the State of Karnataka
in promoting and providing a boost to IT. Karnataka has emerged as the
computer capital and center of high-tech industries, especially software.
Bangalore has for long been known as Indias answer to Silicon Valley,
and this is the city where most large software companies have set up shop
and operate out of state-of-the-art facilities. The Government of Karnataka
has also been extremely positive about the software
The dynamic industrial policy declared in 1996, with comprehensive
packages of incentives and concessions, has ensured a productive ground
for various industries. The hardware and software industries have now
brought about a revolution of sorts under these schemes. Various institutions
and computer training centers have contributed to the large number of
trained and talented professionals.
The City of Bangalore has positioned itself to help market
the software industry. This is also why Bangalore has been playing host
to international-class conferences, workshops and exhibitions devoted
to the software cause.
In fact, the Technopolis of India will be
holding one of the largest IT events this
Under one sprawling banner, over a short but intensive
span of five days, Bangalore will see over 500 IT and Telecom giants from
all over the world. There will be over 75,000 business visitors, plus
corporate buyers, decision
In addition, the visitors can experience Bangalores hi-tech climate. The city has the highest number of engineering colleges in the world, almost 50 percent of the worlds SEI CMM Level 5 companies, COPC/ISO recognized Customer Interaction Centers, and over 103 R&D Institutions. It is, in fact, home to GEs biggest R&D Center outside the U.S.the Jack Welch Technology Center, which hires over 200 PhDs/scientists every month! To top it all, Bangalore has just been ranked the fourth best Global hub of technological innovation by none other than the United Nations.