Ambition and achievement go hand in hand when you are part of an ecosystem that offers you opportunities, infrastructure, and amenities directed at building great career paths. In such a growth-focused ecosystem, there is a lot of motivation to interact with like-minded people, learn more and do more. This is why, cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai have become the promise-land for people looking to thrive in such a growth-focused ecosystem.
If you are considering a move to South India to leverage such opportunities, here are a few top cities you should consider. Home to some of the biggest IT companies and start-ups, they have opportunities to suit many tastes.
The Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru, has placed India on the global tech map. With the third highest number of tech startups in the world, Bangalore is the perfect amalgamation of the top software companies of the world and an emerging, vibrant start-up ecosystem. Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, TCS, IBM, Oracle, Amazon, Dell, Deloitte, Intel are among the leading global brands on the list of top software companies in Bangalore.
Apart from these multinationals, Bangalore is also home to some of the emerging start-ups of the country. There are dedicated events organized in the city where budding entrepreneurs can get an opportunity to present their ideas, interact with VCs and start-up gurus and maybe, even clinch investments. Flipkart, Bigbasket, ZoomCar, MoneyTap, Zivame, YULU, Ezetap are a few top startups that are headquartered in Bangalore.
Chennai, the SaaS capital of India, is fast emerging as a destination for IT outsourcing with the growing number of IT, ITEs, BPO and KPO companies. Presently, Chennai boasts of over 110 tech parks including Tidel Park, International Tech Park, Olympia Tech Park and Mahindra World City. They are home to leading MNCs including Cisco Systems, Sify, Amazon, Siemens, Infosys, Wipro to name a few. Chennai has seen considerable growth in the number of start-ups paving way to a thriving start-up culture in the last few years. CiniCloud, Intain, ThoughtBit, AquaConnect and Genie are some of the top emerging tech startups hailing from Chennai. With comparatively nominal cost of living, accessible transport system, well-planned residential areas and beautiful beaches, Chennai makes for an exciting place to live.
Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, is the second-largest city in India in terms of the number of IT companies it hosts. Most popular for its heritage sites and diverse food scene, Hyderabad is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan cities in India. Deloitte, Accenture, TCS, Microsoft, WellsFargo, Google, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, Qualcomm, Cognizant are few of the software companies in Hyderabad with Google, Amazon, and Microsoft being some of the best paymasters for the young talent.
Home to over 1940 startups, some of the companies headquartered in Hyderabad namely Jay Robotix, TruePush, Neeman’s, Authblue, and SkinKraft are making news for innovation and disruption in their sectors. Raheja Mindspace IT Park, DLF IT SEZ, Cyber Towers, GMR Aerospace and Industrial Park, Kohinoor IT Park play home to the MNCs and emerging startups that make up the Hyderabad IT Hub.
Kochi and Trivandrum also add to the IT scene of South India attracting a huge pool of tech talent from across the country. From a bustling city like Bangalore to a more laid-back one like Trivandrum, IT Hubs in the South have avenues for diverse people to build their lives and careers. So, if you are a fresher looking for options or an industry veteran pursuing a change, these cities will have a solution to fit your need.