Tata Elxsi, a leading design and technology service provider, has announced its decision to open a new technology development center at UL CyberPark in Kozhikode, providing promising job opportunities for approximately 1,000 engineering graduates .
Speaking to the media via video message here on Friday, Manoj Raghavan, Managing Director and CEO of the company, said the new center will focus on research and development of various technologies in the field of electric vehicles ( VE), connected cars, over-the-top (OTT) streaming, 5G and other digital technologies.
“Kozhikode and North Kerala have a large pool of engineering and technology graduates working in other parts of India and abroad due to limited career opportunities locally. We look forward to providing them with a rewarding career and international exposure,” Mr. Raghavan said. He added that a global recruitment campaign would be launched to select qualified candidates.
Nitin Pai, Marketing Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Tata Elxsi, expressed hope that the new center would be able to recruit 1,000 engineers within two years. “Currently, the secure space at UL CyberPark can accommodate 500 engineers given the hybrid working model. A reverse brain drain is expected as around 90% of applications received so far are from outside Kerala,” he said.
S. Rajagopal, Head of Human Resources Department, said the packages considered for the selected employees would be equal to those of professionals in metropolitan cities. “Nearly 35% of employees will be women,” he said.
Welcoming the new project, President of Uralungal Labor Contract Cooperative Society Ramesan Paleri and Group CEO Raveendran Kasturi said Tata Elxsi’s entry would be a game-changer in the IT sector and make Kozhikode a destination digital. They added that the cyber park had already been allocated a hot shell space of 42,000 square feet for the center to start operations in four months.