Thiruvananthapuram, August 18, 2012: With its flagship IT park – TechnoPark -- ready to hang up a ‘house full’ sign, the Kerala government is all set to offer another facility for the infotech industry: Technocity, will offer state-of-art infrastructure facilities with Special Economic Zone status, in 450 acres of land at Pallippuram , 5 kms from TechnoPark on the national highway to Kollam and 14 km from the state capital’s international airport. Anchor occupants will be two familiar names from TechnoPark: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) setting up their Global Learning Academy in 86 acres of land to train and accommodate 16,000 IT professionals at a time and SunTec Business Solutions with its own campus in 10 acres of land.
Other major IT Companies will also be setting up their offices besides important educational and research institutes like The Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management –Kerala (IIITM-K). Asian school of Business which has its campus at Technopark 1st phase is in the process of setting up their campus in the 10 acres of land in Technocity.
When fully commissioned it will be an integrated IT township, encompassing IT/ITes infrastructure, residential apartments, shopping malls with multiplexes, hospitals, hotels, Educational institutions , and other support facilities.
Technopark has already become the single largest employment provider in Kerala. Technopark has nearly 270 companies providing direct employment to more than 37,000 highly paid IT/ITES professionals and 150,000 people indirectly.