As part of a three-week visit at the Indian School of Business, I saw Infosys‘ campus in Hyderabad last Friday. It is extremely impressive, with park-like surroundings. My friend and colleague Ramiro Montealegre and I met with a group of managers in the Enterprise Solutions practice, as part of a joint research project. We then joined a group of ISB students for a presentation of the Hyderabad operation and a tour around the campus.
The Hyderabad campus houses 8,000 employees (or "infoscions", as Infosys terms them) and last year did export business to the tune of $250m. The campus (which by no means is Infosys’ largest, that is in Bangalore and Mysore) has training facilities with on-campus accomodation for 700 students. There are two large food courts, the obligatory cricket ground, mini-golf and all kinds of recreational facilities for the increasingly hard-to-recruit engineers (though they do receive 1.65 million resumes per year.)
I will let the pictures speak for themselves – it is quite a complex.
This is Building 14, one of the newest buildings on the campus.
Walking towards the southern center part of the campus. The construction at the other end will be a mirror image of building 14. My friend and colleage Ramiro Montealegre on the left, Nilanjan Chatterjee from Infosys on the right.
View North towards one of the two food courts (the building with the domed roof.)
Building 14 and the South foodcourt.
Entrance building 14.
There aren’t many parked cars to see on the campus, courtesy of this parking house. 90% of the employees live within 10km of the campus, and Hyderabad has relatively good roads (in fact, the State government of Andhra Pradesh sees good infrastructure as one of their main attractions for IT companies.) Note the boulders – they are typical rock formations and seen all around Hyderabad, though rapid development is making people concerned.
A view from the court in the ES (Enterprise Solutions) Academy, where new employees are trained, and which can house 700 students on campus.
Another view from the training center.
The South food court.
Towards the North food court.
Constant gardening is not just for John le Carré….
Water fountain in the northern part of the campus.
Ramiro being his usual ebullient self.
The blogger on tour.
One of two identical buildings surrounding the water fountain in the northern end of the campus.
Entrance to the recreation center underneath the food court.
There is a lack of water in Andra Pradesh, so water for gardening is recycled.
There is a nice rock park between the food court and the northern entrance.
…with its own mini-golf range.
View from the entrance to the food court towards the ES academy, where students are housed.
Inside the food court (bad picture, but the roof is spectacular.)
A view across the pool, eastwards from the food court.
The same view, slightly further north. The buildings in the background are about half of Microsoft’s campus, which I am told is an exact replica of their buildings in Redmond. There is also a large Wipro campus in Hyderabad, as well as many companies in the HITEC City.