Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Google to set up 20 acre campus in Hyderabad

Global Internet major Google will set up its first campus in India, which will be spread over 20 acres in Hyderabad, a senior IT department official of the Andhra Pradesh government said on Wednesday.

"Google will set up their India campus in Hyderabad. We have alloted 20 acres of land," M Gopi Krishna, Special Secretary in Andhra Pradesh's Department of IT and Communications said during a presentation on the coming Hyderabad IT summit 2008.

About the proposed investment by Google in this venture, he said the internet company would not like to share those details.

He also said Infosys Technologies Ltd would set up its biggest campus in Hyderabad, where it has been alloted 450 acres, bigger than its campus at Mysore which is around 335 acres.

IT exports from Andhra Pradesh has been growing at around 50 per cent for the last three years to reach Rs 18,582 crore in 2006-07, and it is expected to be around Rs 25,000 crore in the current financial year, Krishna said.

He said, "40 IT/ITES SEZs, spread over 2,000 acres in Hyderabad and tier-II locations in Andhra Pradesh, are in the offing. Visakhapatnam is going to be the next IT hub of Andhra Pradesh," he said.

Hyderabad IT Summit, with focus on IT infrastructure, will be held from March 20 to 22. It will focus on emerging trends in global IT industry and infrastructure demands.