A few decades back, career paths were more predictable. If you were an IT/engineering graduate from any of India’s top universities, there was a high likelihood for you to choose either of the options – head to Bengaluru, Hyderabad or even Delhi for an opportunity to work with top global IT giants, or look for greener pastures abroad. Today, you have at least 28x more options. Pick a state in the country and you are likely to see a fast-growing startup and IT hub, bolstered by investments in education, infrastructure and policy to develop home-grown technology enterprises. It is only natural then that a state like Gujarat, where denizens supposedly have ‘business in their bones’, will see lucrative opportunities in encouraging the growth of their own IT/ITES sector. Here’s a look at the leading cities of the state that are driving an IT revolution:
Ahmedabad, also known as the educational hub of the state, is home to some of the top educational institutions including IIM-A, Nirma University, L D Engineering College, to name a few. The high-quality learning contributes directly to creating great job opportunities, business avenues and a prosperous standard of living. Over the years, enabling commercial infrastructure, government policy support and an ecosystem for nurturing talent have all contributed to the advance of software companies in Ahmedabad and the rise of fast-growing startups. Some of the top software companies in Ahmedabad are Tatvasoft, Vrinsoft Technologies, Prompt Softech, Agile Infoways Pvt. Ltd., Zealous Systems. Apart from these companies, global brands like TCS, Amazon, Sophos, Oracle and IBM also have their nodal offices in the city. So, if you are a young professional looking to make your way in the IT/ITES sector, Ahmedabad might just offer you a great start.
But exciting opportunities in the state of Gujarat don’t quite just end here. Vadodara and Surat are just as poised to give stiff competition in terms of technological prowess.
The cultural capital of Gujarat, Vadodara has been a bustling industrial town that has seen rapid urbanization and infrastructure development. Home to renowned universities including MSU, ICFAI, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and 30 other educational institutions, Vadodara is a students’ hub that grooms some of the best talent to service India’s business and technology sectors. This talent also feeds into its bustling startup community and has been responsible for the rise of some of the most innovative businesses in Edtech, Fintech, Healthtech and IoT. And as a crowning glory, the city also counts home-grown and global technology brands like Infosys, Wipro, Helios Solutions, Investis Digital, Whirlwind, Scrumbees, Allscripts, Civica Group Ltd, and Webmyne among the leading software companies in Vadodara.
Closely following Ahmedabad and Vadodara’s IT/ITES sector is that of Surat, the Diamond and Textiles business hub of Gujarat. A city known for its business vibe, Surat is loved for its reasonable cost of doing business and quality living standards including great civic and commercial infrastructure. With NIT Surat, Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Chhotubhai Gopalbhai Patel Institute of Technology, UTU, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Parul University and other educational institutions, Surat produces some of the best tech talent in the state. Hyperlink InfoSystem, Multipz Technology, iQlance Solutions, OneClick IT Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Prompt Softech, Vrinsoft Technology, OpenXcell, Spec India, TatvaSoft, and IndiaNic are among the top 10 software companies in Surat for freshers to kick off glorious careers in IT and software engineering.
With the IT/ITES sector, India has found an anchor for the rapid growth of the country’s economy. At the same time, it has brough global fame for talented youth. this has ushered a welcoming environment and investments in building conducive infrastructure across the country. No longer are the metropolitan cities or specific geographic belts like Southern India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana etc) the bastions of IT, as emerging cities attract both investment and talent to drive their own growth stories.