HCL Tech acquires 90 acre more in Nagpur, to increase employee base to 8,000

HCL Tech acquires 90 acre more in Nagpur, to increase employee base to 8,000
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19 Aug, 2019

Information technology services major HCL Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Airport Development Company in a bid to expand its MIHAN campus in Nagpur.

The company will acquire an additional 90 acre to add to its already existing 50 acre campus in Nagpur, an official statement said. 

The MoU was signed in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, minister for road transport & highways of India, Apparao VV, chief human resource officer, HCL Technologies and Sanjay Gupta, corporate vice president, HCL Technologies.

HCL Tech began operations in Nagpur in 2018, and has hired close to 800 employees who service global accounts, the statement said. The MIHAN centre handles solutions including BPO, infrastructure management, application development, and product engineering.

At its fully functional state, the campus would be able to accommodate 8,000 employees, the statement said.  

HCL is conducting a recruitment drive in Nagpur on 24-25 August to hire engineering, non-engineering and diploma students.

The company also announced it would launch Tech Bee – a career programme for fresh class 12 students who would have a chance to be hired at HCL Technologies. Candidates would have an option to pursue graduation at BITS Pilani or SASTRA University. 

“Our expansion in Nagpur is going to be part of HCL’s strategic vision to expand and bring global opportunities to tier-II cities, beyond the large metropolises in the country,” Apparao said.

“Over the past couple of years, we have successfully expanded to emerging IT hubs like Madurai, Lucknow, Vijayawada and, of course, Nagpur. At HCL, we identify the strongest capabilities in our workforce to ensure the best result for our clients,” Gupta added.