HCL Technologies has recently announced the launch of their campus at Mihan in Nagpur. The inauguration was attended by senior government officials by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, and Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in the esteemed presence of Shri Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister, Nagpur & Minister for Ministry of Energy, New and Renewable Energy Maharashtra, and the leadership team of HCL. The first batch of scholars along with their families was also present at the launch.
The state-of-the-art 50-acre HCL campus in Nagpur aims to create more than 2,000 jobs after starting operations at the centre. HCL’s foray in Nagpur is driven by quality local talent pool in the city and scalable infrastructure.
HCL had launched its “Stay Rooted’ campaign for engineering and non-engineering students to be equipped with global IT skills in June last year (FY 2017). HCL has already rolled out 300 offer letters to candidates and the first batch of nearly 100 scholars is currently undergoing training.
Speaking at the launch, Union Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “Nagpur has emerged as a significant talent hub over the few years and we are pleased to be a part of the launch celebrations of the HCL campus in Mihan. The state-of-the- art HCL campus would offer locals an opportunity to develop global careers right in their own city, without having a need to migrate from their hometown. We wish HCL the very best in their endeavour to bring about change and positively impact quality of life in the city of Nagpur.”
The creation of the centre in Nagpur is in line with HCL’s strategic vision to expand and create opportunities in smaller cities across India. Nagpur has developed as a pivotal talent hub over the last few years, thereby promising a sustainable pipeline of high-quality talent.
Once the Mihan centre becomes operational, it will deliver a spectrum of services including Infrastructure Management, Application Development, Product Engineering, BPO, IT Services Management and HCL’s internal-enabling functions.
At the launch, Sanjay Gupta, Executive Vice-President, HCL Technologies, said, “HCL has always been at the forefront of bringing new avenues across strata and geographies. With the launch of the HCL campus in Mihan, we hope to reach out to the local talent, unlock immense potential, enhance their skills and prepare them for global IT careers. By optimization of the skilled talent resource available in the city through the HCL Nagpur campus, we aim to put Nagpur on the global IT map. I thank the Government of Maharashtra for their continued support in realizing our goals.”
Apart from giving opportunities to both engineering and non-engineering graduates, this centre also aims to have a gender equal workforce, and giving women returning to work after a break an opportunity to utilize their skills set and contribute meaningfully towards a bright future by working with a global IT company.