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Visit Kerala's Technopark, the biggest IT hub in India

March 14, 2014 08:36 IST

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God’s own country, Kerala has another reason to be proud of. 

The IT hub, Technopark in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram is now the biggest IT park in India with a total built up area of 7.2 million square feet.

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Image: Thejaswini Building.
Photographs: Courtesy, Technopark

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Technopark now has a 333-acre campus with the inauguration of the sprawling Phase III campus on 92 acres of land. 

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Image: Phase III campus
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Technopark Phase III will house Smart Business Centres to attract budding entrepreneurs.

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Image: Phase III has twin towers.
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Another highlight of the Phase III’s twin towers is that it is the first LEED Gold rated IT building in Kerala. 

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Image: A view of the Twin towers.
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With 290 IT and ITeS companies, Technopark has become the single largest employer in Kerala.

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Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and UST Global will hire thousands in the next one year, making the Technopark one of the most sought after IT hotspots in India. 

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Technopark is run by an autonomous society and is promoted by the government of Kerala.

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Launched in 1990, Technopark now employs over 45,000 people and 1.5 lakh people are benefited indirectly. 

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With support facilities like a satellite earth station, a 200-seater convention centre, a club and guest house, a shopping complex, banks, ATMs, restaurants and conference rooms on campus, Technopark is an ideal IT hub. 

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The setting up of new units is exempt from state level clearances.

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Image: Atrium of Bhavani building at Technopark
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Interestingly, seven buildings in Technopark are named after rivers in Kerala - the Pamba, the Periyar, the Nila, the Chandragiri, the Gayathri, Bhavani and the Thejaswini.

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Image: Interior of the Bhavani in Technopark, Trivandrum
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The two new buildings at the Phase III project are called Yamuna and Ganga.

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Also hailed as the greenest IT park in India, Technopark prides to have a cosmopolitan and diverse culture.

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With the motto of ‘Harmony at Work’, Technopark is built amidst lush greenery and hailed as one of the greenest IT parks in the world.

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Focussing on innovation, the Technopark Business Incubation Centre (T-BIC) aims to provide economically plug and play facilities to start-ups in the IT/ITES fields.

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This facility has given rise to over 47 successful ventures.

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Image: Bhavani Atrium at Technopark
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A further expansion is planned across 451 acres, which will make Technopark a 784 acre-IT hotspot.

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Image: Thejaswini building at Technopark.
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The Phase IV of Technopark will be known as Technocity project. 

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Image: Periyar Building at Technopark.
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The new campus will house IT, biotechnology, nanotechnology, commercial and residential accommodation spread over 500 acres.

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The new Technocity will also have state-of-the-art buildings, malls, residential apartments, educational institutions, hospital, multiplexes, club house and recreational facilities.


Image: Pamba and Periyar buildings at Technopark
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