The IT potential of North India
South Indian has largely been the bastion of the IT sector in the country, with the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, in particular, counting on its contributions for their economic growth and global fame. Over the years though as India recognizes the sector as one of the biggest revenue generators for the country, more cities have emerged as potential IT and start-up hubs, rearing up to service global demand.
And an unusual but welcome addition to this list has been the hill town of Dehradun. Known for its scenic beauty – the winding pathways, the crisp, refreshing hill breeze, the warm hospitality of its people – Dehradun has also been a premier education hub of the country. It seems but natural that the hordes of talented individuals who graduate from its quality schools and institutes would consider starting exciting careers here. As more and more new-age businesses, IT and ITES companies recognize the healthy balance between work and lifestyle that a developing town offers, we are sure to see more software companies in Dehradun. Business-friendly infrastructure, great lifestyle amenities, less-exploited civic resources that offer better quality of living, the convenience of setting-up remote work, all make cities like Dehradun an enticing place to move to.
Here are some of the top IT/ software companies in Dehradun:
• Rubico IT
• Synotech Infosystem
• Evon Technologies
• Vatsal Technosoft
• Tata Consultancy Services
If we are looking at North India playing catch-up to the South in terms of the rise of technology-enabled businesses, you can’t miss Delhi NCR, the capital of the country. While the first large-scale IT park opened in Delhi NCR in early 2000s, software companies and start-ups have been sprouting across the city for decades. Today, Gurugram in the Delhi NCR region is a veritable IT hub. And it receives stiff competition from the Noida / Ghaziabad belt in NCR, in terms of the global brands they host. Software companies in Delhi have blossomed with the support of world-class real estate, robust residential and commercial amenities, growing urban infrastructure.
But what has kept the machinery running smoothly is the rich talent that the city attracts from across the country. As home to India’s premier technology and engineering schools like IIT Delhi, Delhi Technical University, Netaji Subhash University of Technology and more, Delhi has always fostered great talent that today gives us global business edge. The city’s robust IT/ITES sector has been a growth engine, counting companies like TCS, Infosys, Accel Frontline, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle etc among its top revenue generating businesses. Delhi is also the home to India’s leading unicorn startups including Makemytrip, Infoedge, Indiamart etc., beating Bengaluru and Mumbai for the title of unicorn capital of India.
The city today is a true cosmopolis, with a vibrant, bustling cultural scene, best of world cuisines, top lifestyle amenities and more. And in turn, all these factors have contributed to making it a city of aspirations and dreams for India’s young population.
It is only but inevitable that as India seeks to establish a stronger global footprint, the country is going to see healthy competition between its various IT and startup hubs, which will only generate greater growth for the collective health of the country. And North India will be a strong contender in this race.