The proposed TCS Learning Campus at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala will be located on a 97-acre property in the Technopark area of the city.
The campus will be built over an area of 6.1 million square feet and will feature residential accommodation for professionals and faculty at the center.
At a ceremony at the TCS's current training facility, TCS Peepul Park, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the chief guest and laid the foundation stone for the project.
Other dignitaries present included Kerala Governor Nikhil Kumar, Chief Minister Oomen Chandy, Minister for Industries and IT, P.K. Kunhalikutty, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, TKA Nair, as well as local MP Shashi Tharoor.
N. Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TCS, said, "The TCS Learning Campus will be the new benchmark for corporate learning worldwide and this iconic facility will produce world class professionals to meet the future needs of the IT industry."
The project will boost the local economy in the region and during the construction period alone, it is expected that this project will provide direct employment to over 2,000 skilled and unskilled local people for a period of 4 years.
An integral part of the project will be the skill development programs run by TCS to upgrade the skills of local youth and facilitate opportunities to work in the construction project, through contractors.
--IBNS (Posted on 04-01-2014)