Infosys bags IT Ratna of Karnataka award

By Anil Budur Lulla|30th Nov 2016
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IT major Infosys has bagged the IT Ratna of Karnataka award for the company’s consistent and outstanding performance in IT exports in the above Rs 10,000 crore category and for being the highest exporter and employer in Karnataka.

Apart from Infy, 22 other companies were awarded for their respective contributions to the state, 10 of which bagged the IT Pride of Karnataka awards given away by STPI and the Karnataka government.

These awards were given away at BengaluruITE.biz this evening at a glittering ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Omkar Rai, Director — General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), said the central government wants to take broadband to every nook and corner of the country to promote entrepreneurship.

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(Left- Right) Ms V Manjula IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of IT,BT & ST Government of Karnataka,Mr. Priyank Kharge, Hon'ble Mininster of State for IT&BT and Tourism Government of Karnataka, Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General
Software Technology Parks of India and Mr.P Nagaraja,CGM BSNL Karnataka.

Rai said,

India can move up the value chain by riding the wave of domestic growth.

Karnataka Principal Secretary IT, BT and S&T, V Manjula called upon more investors to move to tier 2 and 3 cities, which the state government has tried its best to turn into innovative hubs.

STPI has played an important role in promoting the growth of the IT sector in Bengaluru and Karnataka in partnership with the state. Exports from STPI units in the country in the IT sector amount to about Rs 3 lakh crore, out of which STPI units from Karnataka have contributed about 40 percent, or Rs 1.25 lakh crore.

More importantly, STPI units of tier 2 cities such as Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad, and Mysuru have contributed to IT exports worth Rs 4,000 crore.

The STPI IT Exports Awards have been given during the state’s flagship event BengaluruITE.biz since 1998, which is co-hosted by STPI, underlining the strong cooperation and collaboration between STPI and the Dept of IT, BT & S&T.

An eminent committee consisting of representatives from STPI — Government of India, Government of Karnataka, Academia, Media and Industry have scrutinised the performance of the IT companies in terms of consistency in exports, employment and other related parameters, and have recommended the awards under the following categories, covering the entire spectrum of IT, ITES and Electronics and Hardware Exporting Companies.

The winners for awards based on categories are:

1.High Growth in IT/ITES Exports ((Exports greater than Rs 5 crore and up to Rs 25 crore) Commvault Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd.

  1. High Growth in IT/ITES Exports (Exports greater than Rs 25 crore and up to Rs 100 crore) 99Games Online Pvt. Ltd.
  2. High Growth in IT/ITES Exports (Exports greater than Rs 100 crore and up to Rs 500 crore) Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  3. High Growth in IT/ITES Exports (Exports greater than Rs 500 crore and up to Rs 1,000 crore) VMware Software India Pvt. Ltd.

5.High Growth in IT/ITES Exports (Exports greater than Rs 1,000 crore and less than Rs 2,000 crore) Nokia         Solutions & Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

  1. Highest Exporter — IT — Mysuru Region — Software Paradigms Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Highest Exporter — ITES — Mysuru Region — SysInformation Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Highest Exporter — IT — Mangaluru Region — 99Games Online Pvt. Ltd.

9. Highest Exporter — ITES — Mangaluru Region — Diya Systems (Mangalore) Pvt. Ltd.

  1. Highest Exporter — ITES — Hubballi Region — Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd.
  2. High Growth in Electronic Hardware Exports — Tier II & III region — Kaynes Technology India Pvt. Ltd.Mysuru
  3. High Growth in Electronic Hardware Exports (Exports up to Rs 100 crore) — Eolane Electronics Bangalore Pvt. Ltd.
  4. High Growth in Electronic Hardware Exports (Exports greater than Rs 100 crore and less than Rs 2,000 crore) — Incap Contract Manufacturing Services Pvt. Ltd.
  5. Highest New Jobs Creator — IT/ITES — JP Morgan Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  6. Highest New Jobs Creator — IT/ITES — Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
  7. Highest Exports per Employee — IT — Google India Pvt. Ltd.
  8. Highest Exports per Employee — ITES — Airbus Group India Pvt. Ltd.
  9. Highest percentage of Women Employer — IT (Manpower greater than 200 and up to 1,000) — Odessa Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  10. Highest percentage of Women Employer — ITES (Manpower greater than 200 and up to 1,000) — ANSR Source India Pvt. Ltd.
  11. Highest percentage of Women Employer — IT (Manpower greater than 1,000) — SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
  12. Highest percentage of Women Employer — ITES (Manpower greater than 1,000) — Crossdomain Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  13. Woman Entrepreneur of the Year — IT — Deepa Venkitaraman, Founder and HR Director, Keystone Logic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

In addition to the above 22 awardees, the following 10IT/ITES/Electronic Hardware companies that have embarked into the ‘Billion Club’ category (exports greater than Rs 2,000 crore) and made Karnataka proud will be recognised as ‘IT Pride of Karnataka’ and presented with citations for outstanding performance in IT Exports during FY 2015–16 and continued contribution to the IT industry.

  1. Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Dell International Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Goldman Sachs Services (P) Ltd.
  4. Hewlett-Packard GlobalSoft Pvt. Ltd.
  5. IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
  6. Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
  7. Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
  8. Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  9. Schneider Electric IT Business (I) Pvt. Ltd. (EHTP)
  10. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

 

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