In a recent survey conducted by CyberMedia, Chandigarh enjoyed a 9th place ranking from the top 50 cities in the world regarded as ‘emerging outsourcing and IT services destinations’. Chandigarh will be reaping the economic rewards of such an emergence for years to come; there will be a major boom in information technology jobs of all sectors from PHP Developing & web designing to content writing.
Chandigarh’s status as a thriving economic centre has been reinforced not just by IT jobs and the outsourcing of information services; at least three Indian governments have their bases here and nearly all major banks have chosen to set up offices in Chandigarh.
Bank Square in Sector 17 can boast India’s largest collection of bank offices contained within the same vicinity, and three major trade organizations of India have opted for offices in Chandigarh: the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) which built its regional headquarters at Sector 31, Chandigarh.
Chandigarh’s promising future as a world-leader in IT sector services and jobs is in large part due to the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, a purpose-built giant complex of office space devoted solely to IT jobs. In fact, controversially, there have been allegations of builders being given notice for letting space to non IT companies, an example of Chandigarh’s headstrong commitment to remaining a force in the global IT community. Many large Indian firms and a number of globally recognized IT companies have all chosen to set up bases in Chandigarh and its suburbs including Quark, Infosys, Dell, IBM, and TechMahindra.
It is little wonder Chandigarh is home to such a talent pool of highly skilled IT employees, the government set up a number of model schools dedicated to serving the needs of various sectors of the business world. A number of institutes were established in accordance with acts of parliament and are centrally governed.
Chandigarh has secured India’s place as a major player in the technological revolution. With a plentitude of IT jobs in Chandigarh
, IT businesses
making it their no.1 choice for setting up their premises and government policy aimed at keeping the skills level of its citizens at the highest level, it’s safe to say Chandigarh will retain its chart position as an ‘emerging outsourcing and IT services destination’ for many years to come.