Google begins work at the Hyderabad campus, the largest outside its headquarters in Mountainview
Hyderabad: In encouraging news for India’s tech industry, internet giant Google on Thursday began building its largest campus outside of its US headquarters, news agency IANS reported. The building prioritizes sustainability and energy efficiency throughout its design. When it goes live, it will provide a highly skilled technology workforce with a healthy and collaborative workplace that is both resilient and adaptable, designed to serve the city for years to come, Google said. The company also unveiled the design for the upcoming campus on the 7.3-acre site it acquired in 2019.Also Read – Parliamentary panel to summon Google, Twitter and representatives of other big tech companies to discuss their conduct
Telangana Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao, who was the chief guest at the building’s groundbreaking ceremony, said he was very pleased to kick off the construction of Google’s largest campus outside from its headquarters in Mountain View, USA. “I am delighted that Google is deepening its roots in Hyderabad through this historic building which incorporates sustainability into its design, keeping in mind Hyderabad’s vast and future-oriented talent pool,” said Rama Rao, who unveiled the design of the building in a ceremony held on site. . Also Read – Telangana Police Recruitment 2022: Registration starts for 16,614 posts from May 2, check notification at tslprb.in
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Meanwhile, Sanjay Gupta, Country Director and Vice President of Google India, noted that Hyderabad has been home to one of Google’s largest employee bases since it began operations in India.
Google’s new Hyderabad campus: Top 5 things you need to know
- The sprawling 3 million square foot building is coming in Gachibowli, the information technology cluster in Hyderabad.
- The campus was initially planned as a 2 million square facility with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore.
- An agreement was signed between the Telangana government and Google in 2015 when Rama Rao visited the company’s headquarters in California.
- Google currently operates from a leased facility at Kondapur in Hyderabad and employs around 7,000 people.
- The new campus, which was previously expected to be ready in 2019, is expected to nearly double the enrollment.
MoU signed between Google and Telangana government: 5 points
- Meanwhile, Google on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Telangana to support and accelerate its vision of leveraging technology for sustainable economic development and inclusive social development.
- As part of this new initiative, Google will work with the government through its various branches to expand scholarships for Google Career Certificates to young people in Telangana, support women entrepreneurs through training in digital, business and financial skills. , and bolster efforts to modernize government schools with digital teaching and learning. tools and solutions.
- As part of this joint effort, Google will also support the Telangana government’s efforts to improve public transport and the use of digital technologies in agriculture.
- KTR, as the minister is commonly known, noted that Google has been working with the Telangana government since 2017, using its solutions to support “our vision of a digital Telangana and to pursue our common goal of digitally empowering every citizen.”
- “Our previous MoUs with them have resulted in great initiatives that have had a positive impact on citizens from all walks of life. This time we are focusing on transformative change in communities such as youth, women and students and in citizen services,” he said.
(With contributions from IANS)