Electronics City

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Electronics City
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 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 187 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. On 31 July 2012, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council passed a resolution to bring Electronics City within the limits of Greater Bangalore. However 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 residential projects are being developed in the stretch between Neeladri Road and Thogur. Reputed educational institutions and medical facilities are located in Electronic City. We also have a Doddathougur road, which host all sorts of shops of daily need.

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

Elevated Highway[edit]

The two-laned 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. But recently, the lack of future planning is clearly evident while using this Elevated Expressway. Traffic jams on this stretch are now common, especially during the peak office hours.[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 etc.

Educational institutes[edit]

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

Industries[edit]

Wipro Floating learning Centre in Electronic City.

Some of the companies in Electronic City are:

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

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