Electronics City

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Electronics City
ಎಲೆಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ ಸಿಟಿ
neighbourhood
Electronics City is located in Bengaluru
Electronics City
Electronics City
Coordinates: 12°51′N 77°40′E / 12.85°N 77.67°E / 12.85; 77.67Coordinates: 12°51′N 77°40′E / 12.85°N 77.67°E / 12.85; 77.67
Country India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore Urban
Founded by Rama Krishna Baliga
Area
 • Total 134 ha (332 acres)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-51
Electronics City
Founded 1978
Location Hosur Road, Bangalore
Surface area 332 acres (134 ha)
Industry Electronics, Information Technology
Major companies BHEL, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Hewlett-Packard, Infosys, Patni Computer Systems, C-DOT, CGI, Siemens
Employees 100,000[1]
Total investments US$ 2,000,000

Electronics City, usually referred to as Electronic City, is an IT hub in Anekal taluk, Bangalore Urban district in the Indian state of Karnataka, India.[2] It is one of India's largest electronic industrial parks, spread over 332 acres (1.3 km²) in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages, inside Bangalore, India. It consists of three zones called phases – Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. Electronics City was established by Keonics, Karnataka Electronics,[3] a pioneer in information technology infrastructure development. Keonics Electronics City houses major IT /ITES companies. There are approximately 200 IT/ITES companies located in Electronics City.

History[edit]

Electronics City was the brainchild of R.K. Baliga, the first Chairman and Managing Director of Keonics, Karnataka Electronics.[3] He dreamt of making Bangalore the Silicon Valley of India when he developed the concept of Electronics City. In 1978, Keonics established Electronics City on 332 acres of land in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages. The liberalisation of the Indian economy in the early 1990s by the then Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and then Indian Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh helped Electronic City to become what it is today — the outsourcing capital of the world.

In 1997, the maintenance and upkeep of Electronics City was handed over by Keonics to ELCIA, the Electronics City Industries Association, having representatives from units in the enclave, for effective local governance and management. The security of the entire area is taken by ELCIA themselves, who have deployed around 500 security officials and also installed CCTV cameras on strategic locations. On 18 March 2013, a notification by the Urban Development Department has brought Electronic City Phases I, II, III under the E-City Industrial Township Area.

Development[edit]

Biotech Park Helix, has been set up by the Department of Bio Technology in Electronic City.[4] Transport facility has seen commendable improvement over the last couple of years. BMTC buses to all parts of the city and BIAL ply through Electronic City. Several luxury residential projects like Ajmera Infinity, Concorde Manhattans, Concorde Silicon Valley, Ganga Vertica, Genesis Ecosphere, Concorde Cuppertino, Ajmera Willows and Ajmera Avenue are developed in the stretch between Wipro and Neeladri. A knowledge park named Alexandria Knowledge Park is also being built on the same road. This stretch also has all daily need stores like Nilgiris and Village Hypermarket, food chains like Dominos, KFC and Barbeque Nation, and all medical facilities. There is a Doddathougur road, which host all sorts of shops of daily need and various apartments including SJR Equinox. Also, there is Neotown Area, which is being developed by Patel Realty, that is a mixture of residential and commercial spaces. Neo mall, south Bangalore's largest mall is being developed in the same area. Reputed builders like Prestige Group have their projects coming up in this area.

At the same time, electronic city also suffers from the apathy of the authorities responsible for its upkeep.Some areas of both Phase I and Phase II are in poor shape.[5] This is especially true for the Neeladri area, where most of the residential communities have no proper underground drainage.[6][7][8]

Elevated Highway[edit]

The four-lane mixed corridor elevated highway from Silk Board Junction to Electronic City was opened on 22 Jan 2010. The 9.985 km long expressway is one of the longest elevated national highway in the country. This elevated stretch, promises to help a commuter reach Electronic City from Silk Board in less than 15 minutes.[9]

The highway or Hosur Road, also has some buildings of some major IT players like Bosch, Sasken, Convergys etc., along with showrooms of major auto manufacturers like Volvo, Audi, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Porsche etc.

Educational institutes[edit]

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
  1. International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore(IIIT-B)
  2. Delhi Public School (DPS - Electronic city)
  3. Achievers Academy
  4. ACTS Group of Institutions
  5. Brookfield High
  6. BTL Institute of Technology
  7. CDAC – Formerly NCST
  8. IFIM Business School (IFIM)
  9. IFIM College
  10. IHMR – Institute of Health Management Research
  11. Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)
  12. ICFAI
  13. International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore
  14. ISBR Business School
  15. NTTF – Nettur Technical Training Foundation
  16. P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore South Campus
  17. Redbridge International Academy
  18. SIBM (Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management)
  19. TREAMIS World School
  20. Tadmore Academy
  21. WeSchool or Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore
  22. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
  23. Alliance Business School
  24. Candor International School
  25. Christ Academy
  26. Ebenezer International School
  27. IZEE Business School
  28. Noble Institute of Education Society
  29. Sorsfort International School (SIS)
  30. SFS School and College
  31. VIBGYOR High

Industries[edit]

Wipro Floating learning Centre in Electronic City.

Some of the companies in Electronic City are:

  1. APC
  2. Airpush
  3. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  4. Biocon
  5. Bosch
  6. C-DOT
  7. CGI Group
  8. Inside Infosys
    Fanuc
  9. General Electric
  10. Genpact
  11. GE Fanuc Systems
  12. HCL Technologies
  13. Hewlett-Packard
  14. iGate Global
  15. Infosys Limited
  16. Tech Mahindra
  17. Trolex
  18. Siemens Information Systems Limited
  19. STPI
  20. Tata Consultancy Services
  21. Tata Power Solar
  22. Tejas Networks
  23. Timken India Limited
  24. TUV Rheinland India Pvt Ltd
  25. Wipro technologies
  26. Yokogawa
  27. 3M India
  28. Yokogawa India Limited
  29. Infotech Enterprises
  30. Happiest Minds
  31. OnMobile
  32. Ninestar Motorcycles Bangalore Pvt ltd

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