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TCS' Kolkata SEZ to be operational by FY 15

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The 40-acre special economic zone (SEZ), once completed, will house over 16,500 seats for IT and BPO professionals. It entails an investment of Rs.1,350 crore.

"The Rajarhat campus, the company's second in Kolkata, will be built in two phases.

The first phase will be completed in the first quarter 2014 and the second phase by the fourth quarter of the year," said TCS chief financial officer and executive director S. Mahalingam.

"In the first phase, 7,000 seats will be ready, while the remaining 9,500 seats will be completed in the second phase," he added.

The country's largest software services exporter would also be increasing its head count in West Bengal from the present 18,000 to 35,000 within the next two years.

Last fiscal (2011-12) we had recruited 5,000 from across Bengal and so far this year, we have made 4,000 offers," said executive vice president and global head, human resources, Ajoyendra Mukherjee.

Along with Kolkata, the company would add two more SEZs at Indore and Nagpur to take its tally to eight in the country.

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First Published: Thu, December 20 2012. 19:00 IST