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US-based Syntel turns to 2nd tier Tirunelveli for its new global delivery centre

Mumbai ,India and Troy( Michigan, US): April 24 2013: US headquartered global provider of integrated information technology and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) solution, Syntel, Inc. has set up its new Global Development Campus (GDC) in the Tamil Nadu city of Tirunelveli, having already set up campuses in Pune and Chennai
The move to a tier 2 Tamil Nadu town is an interesting decision and testifies to the attractiveness of even 2nd and 3rd tier locations in that state. Only weeks ago the French multinational Capgemini set up a BPO in another TN town, Trichy. 

The first phase of the Tirunelveli campus will create 250,000 square feet of work space with capacity for more than 2,500 employees. It will include a software development block with a dedicated security block, dining facilities and a welcome center. The new facility is being constructed in multiple phases on a 100-acre plot of land in a tax-free Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and is scheduled to be completed within two years. Designed to comply with LEED Gold standards, the Tirunelveli campus will incorporate sustainable elements including an optimal use of natural light as well as an on-premises wind and solar farm for generating renewable energy.
"We are extremely excited to begin construction on the new Tirunelveli campus, which has been designed with both our clients and employees in mind,” said Prashant Ranade, Syntel CEO and President. “The campus is highly scalable and will give us additional flexibility to meet the growing demand for globally delivered IT services. We are also grateful for the support of the Government of Tamil Nadu and NASSCOM, both of which have been indispensible during the planning process.”
U.S.-owned and operated Syntel has made significant investments in its infrastructure over the past several years, expanding its capacity in order to stay ahead of client demands. In addition to the new development in Tirunelveli, Syntel has also expanded its campuses in Pune and Chennai.
Syntel is assessed at SEI CMMi Level 5, and is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001:2008 certified. As of March 31, 2013, Syntel employed more than 22,000 people worldwide. www.syntelinc.com .
Footnote: Trinelveli’s prior claim to fame is for the succulent halwa or sweet named after the time – our excuse for featuring it in our illustration. If that tempts you to try it out we would recommend you start with Vidya’s cookbook http://vidyascooking.blogspot.in/2012/06/tirunelveli-halwa-my-way.html