Hyderabad All Set To Get Second Wipro Campus

Hyderabad | Updated: Aug 27 2004, 05:30am hrs
Bangalores loss is Hyderabads gain. If Wipros chairman Azim Premjis recent comments on the infrastructure in garden city are any indication, then Hyderabad is well on its way to emerge as the next big centre for the IT major in all probability.

In a major shift in its focus towards Hyderabad, Wipro has decided to go for a massive expansion in the cyber city. As part of the strategy, the company has embarked on setting up a second campus in a sprawling 30-acre land in Manikonda near Hyderabad.

With a seating capacity of 3,500 in the first phase, the project is being set up with an investment of over Rs 120 crore. The company has decided to launch its second phase at the end of this year. It currently has over 3,000 professionals in Hyderabad.

The IT major is also in talks with the state government for allotting another 20 acres of land adjacent to the new campus apart from evaluating opportunities to enter tier-two cities like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Warangal.

Wipro Spectramind Eyes Andhra For BPO Operations

As part of its business process outsourcing growth (BPO), Wipro Spectramind is seriously considering entering into Andhra Pradesh and in particular Hyderabad, said Rajesh Patro.
Apart from IT Services, Wipro will also consider Hyderabad as another major centre for our BPO expansion, he said.
To a question, Mr Parto replied that though the company will think of second-tier cities for BPO operations, however, Hyderabad will be the first choice.

If the recent comments of our chairman Mr Premji are any indication, the focus is now shifting towards other destinations and Hyderabad is clearly emerging as the next big centre for Wipro, said Rajesh Patro, head of operations in Hyderabad, Wipro. In an interview with eFE Mr Patro said: After Bangalore, Hyderabad is gaining more attention and Wipro is creating maximum number of seats in the cyber city.

Of the 3,500-seat capacity in the first phase, Wipro will add 2,500 professionals during the fiscal at the new campus and will fill the remaining in the first few months of next fiscal, he said. The first phase of the new campus, coming up on 15 acres of land, has already started functioning with 400 professionals. The company expects to commence the second phase of the new campus during the year-end and is in the process of identifying developers. The first phase is being constructed by infrastructure major, Larsen & Toubro, Mr Patro said.

The company is also in talks with the state government for allotting another 20 acres of land for future expansion.