IT employs 11,806 people
Information technology (IT) sector has employed 11,086 people in Odisha with Infosys Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tatwa Technologies and Mahindra Satyam being the top employers.
In a written reply to the state assembly, IT minister Raghunath Mohanty said Infosys leads the recruiters’ list with a headcount of 4,200 followed by TCS (1,800), Tatwa Technologies (600) and Mahindra Satyam (560).
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Meanwhile, the state government is committed to development of IT sector in the state and has taken a string of initiatives to position Bhubaneswar as a favoured IT hub.
“We have witnessed a remarkable growth in both large, small and medium IT industries in Bhubaneswar in last six to seven years. All the four major IT players- Infosys, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), Wipro and Mahindra Satyam have established their development centres in Bhubaneswar," Patnaik said while inaugurating the three-day 3rd international conference on ‘Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing’ and ‘Fuzzy and Neural Computing’ at the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), a constituent of the city-based Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) university.