Wipro has inaugurated its software development center at Salt Lake
City,Kolkata. Kolkata is the seventh city in India that Wipro will be operating
from. This center will cater to Wipro's customers in the IT and ITES services
across multiple industry domains. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Chief Minister, West
Bengal inaugurated a plaque to mark the occasion in the presence Wipro chairman
Azim Premji, senior government and Wipro officials.
The facility at Salt Lake City is situated on a 16-acre plot, and houses a
software development block, customer care center, learning center, utilities
block and employee recreation facili-ties. The facility will be expan-ded in
phases. Speaking on the occasion Premji said, "West Bengal is has a huge
talent pool which is well equipped to meet the global challenges faced in our
industry. We would like to leverage on this strength of the state creating
employment opportunity for many IT profe-ssionals from this region."
He added, "The West Bengal government and WEBEL have been very helpful
to us in addressing our needs expedi-tiously. The single large challenge for
Kolkata and the state, however, will be to scale up proactively as more
companies and businesses flow into West Bengal.
Infrastructure and availability of quality talent pool are the two most
important areas where the state has to ensure continuous support and prog-ress.
A well-planned approach is needed to ensure that the demand and supply equation
does not put the system under pressure. We are sure that the government will
have a road map for ensuring rapid growth for the state".