IT Sector in Karnataka

Download Sector Profile (.zip)

Present Scenario and Strengths:

  • 80% of global IT companies have based their India operations and R&D centers in Bangalore.
  • Bangalore is the 4th largest technology cluster in the world after Silicon Valley, Boston, and London.
  • Bangalore has the highest number of R&D centers in India.
  • Presence of 47 IT/ITeS SEZs in Karnataka; 3 software technology parks with 2,160 units, dedicated IT Investment Regions.

Karnataka: The Knowledge State

Karnataka is the leading IT hub of the country with Bangalore as the 4th largest technological cluster in the world after Silicon Valley, Boston and London.

  • With a third of India’s software technology park units, the state is the country’s largest software technology hub.
  • 2100 IT companies constitute over 20% of the IT companies in the country India’s largest software exporter.
  • 50% of the world’s SEI CMM Level 5 certified companies located in Bangalore Presence of almost all leading IT companies of the world, including Infosys, Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services, Oracle, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Accenture, Cognizant, etc.

Bangalore: The Science Capital

  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU)
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
  • Raman Research Centre (RRC)

IT Scenario in Karnataka

  • 15.5 Billion USD IT exports in the year 08-09
  • 825 Million USD exports from Hardware sector in the year 2008-09
  • IT companies – 2084 as on year ending 2008-09
  • Hardware companies – 76 as on year ending 2008-09
  • BPO / ITES companies – 270 as on year ending 2008-09
  • Biotech industries – 187 as on year ending 2008-09

BPO units in rural areas with fiscal incentives from Government

  • Non-recurring financial support Capital investment subsidy up to Rs.20 lakhs per 100 seater BPO unit. Financial support of Rs.10,000/- per employee towards manpower training.
  • Recurring financial support Financial support of Rs.5000/- per employee as subsidy to meet costs of building rentals and internet connectivity.

Focus Sub-sectors for Global Investors Meet 2012:

  • Project Proposition: Information Technology Investment Region
  • Project Location: Bangalore International Airport
  • Investment Potential: INR 90,000 Crores
  • Project Proposition: IT Parks
  • Project Location: Several locations
  • Investment Potential: INR 50 Crores