If the world of IT were like Indian cricket, Bangalore would be the Tendulkar. It has enjoyed a decade-long stay at the top spot. Hyderabad, on the other hand, would be Kohli, who’s staking a claim to the superstar’s throne and closing the gap.
While Bangalore has the legacy, Hyderabad has the infrastructure. Bangalore might have a larger market share, but Hyderabad has a fast-increasing workforce. Bangalore is home to startups, but it’s Hyderabad which has the big names of the tech world.
But listen. With the two cities trying to beat each other to be the IT capital of the country, if you’re an IT graduate looking to be India’s next big technocrat, you’re going to be the winner.
Because what matters most for you is the company you work for. And both Bangalore and Hyderabad have plenty of those.
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Not many are aware that Wipro started in 1945 as a vegetable and refined oil manufacturing unit in Pune by Mohammad Premji. That’s because it made its name as one of India’s Information Technology powerhouses. Its current headquarters is in Sarjapur, Bangalore, where all operations are overseen by Abidali Neemuchwala.
From being started by seven engineers in 1981, Infosys employs thousands and thousands of techies in different parts of the world today. One of those seven engineers was Narayan Murthy, also known as ‘the Father of the Indian IT sector’, which is appropriate since Infosys has held the hands of lacs of young Indian engineers as they took their first steps in the world of technology.
TCS is not only a big name in the Indian IT industry. It is a true multinational, being one of the most valued brands in the tech world. Though its headquarters are in Mumbai, the Bangalore offices are always top of the list for any young engineer wanting to learn the tips and tricks to become a hotshot in the information technology business.
Others: Accenture, IBM, Oracle, Cognizant, Capgemini, Cisco, Mindtree, HCL, Mu Sigma, Dell, HP.,
Whenever a student turns to Google one night before the submission deadline of a class assignment, they have to thank all the engineers sitting in various Google offices across the world. To get an in-depth understanding of how the company works to help students come out of panic-mode and submit their projects, working in their Hyderabad office is a good starting point.
Remember what we said in the beginning about Hyderabad attracting the big names? Deloitte is the prime example of that. Though it’s primarily known as an accounting firm, they have a top-notch IT department that builds apps and other tools for internal use. Plus, Deloitte has had a work-from-home policy since before the lockdown hit us. So extra points for being ahead of the curve.
Legend has it that when Bill Gates came to India, the first person he met was Ramalinga Raju of Satyam Computers in Hyderabad. If it’s true, the relationship between Microsoft and the city of Nizams has been a long one. Today, they have several offices on ISB Road in Gachibowli, Jubilee Hills, where you can work and be a part of the future of that story.
Others: Amazon, Verizon, Accenture, Wipro, Cyient, Genpact, Oracle, Tech Mahindra, ADP, CA Technologies.