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Software Industry in Tamil Nadu

Strengths of Tamil Nadu IT Industry

  • The largest pool of technically qualified high class IT manpower in India - Out of annual Turn-out of 136,000 Engineering Graduates from 355 Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, 37% are with Computer Science or IT or Electronics & Communication discipline.
  • Enormous skilled human resource compared to developed countries leading to lower manpower cost nearly one tenth of those in developed nations, thus giving Tamil Nadu a big comparative advantage.
  • Offers a wide range of services from support / data processing to sophisticated software systems etc.
  • Rich experience of working with large global companies and enjoy high credibility.
  • Expertise on a wide variety of platforms.
  • 28 operational IT SEZs in Tamil Nadu.
  • 234 IT Parks in pipeline in Tamil Nadu with a built-up space of 131 million sq. feet in Tamil Nadu.
  • 1683 Software Exporting units with an export performance of Rs.36680 Crores (US $8120 million) employing about 285,000 Software professionals.
  • Tamil Nadu had the highest Growth rate in software exports in India : 29.04%.
  • Chennai has the largest bandwidth in India - 13.52 tbps through two submarine OFC cables linking Chennai with the rest of the World.
  • Tamil Nadu exported 58% of its total IT exports to USA followed by UK (12%).
  • ELCOT is currently developing IT SEZs in Tier II cities namely Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Salem, Trichy and Hosur.

Initiatives of TIDCO

  • TIDCO is implementing a state-of-the-art ITES SEZ with about 4.00 million sq.ft. built up space on 26.64 acres of land in Thiruvanmiyur village in Chennai District and, Kottivakkam Village in Kancheepuram District. The project is being implemented through a joint venture with M/s. DLF Limited. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1500 Crores. The project is expected to provide employment for about 50,000 persons.
  • TIDCO is implementing a state-of-the-art SEZ for IT-ITES with an Integrated International Convention Center on 25.27 acres of land in Kanagam village and Thiruvanmiyur Village in Chennai District. The project would have minimum built up space for IT&ITES and commercial activities of about 4 million sq.ft., and an Integrated International Convention Center to seat 1500 delegates along with 275 Serviced Apartments and Suites. The consortium led by M/s. TATA Reality & Infrastructure Limited are the joint venture partner for implementing this project. The project is estimated to cost Rs.3000 Crores and provide employment to over 50,000 persons.
  • TIDCO is establishing a IT-ITES SEZ at Sholinganallur, Tambaram Taluk, Kancheepuram district through a joint venture with Nuziveedu Seeds Limited (NSL), Secunderabad, to build about 73 lakh sq.ft. for ITES Space, residential, retail and a 150 room hotel in an area of 66 acres of land; at an estimated cost of about Rs.1500 Crores. This project will generate employment for about 25,000 persons.

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