Microsoft set to build Bengaluru campus with investment of $1 billion

Software giant Microsoft is working towards building a new campus in Bengaluru with an investment of $1 billion.


Software giant Microsoft is working towards building a new campus in Bengaluru with an investment of $1 billion.

Seven months after taking over charge as the head of Microsoft, CEO Satya Nadella had a high level meeting with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. According to a report in the Times of India, the meeting that took place on 29 September, 2014.

In fact, such was the secrecy around the meeting that there was no trail left behind. Neither was the day marked in Nadella's calendar, nor were people close to the chief minister privy to the meeting.

The report quotes a source that says it is expected that the new campus has the potential to create between 5000 to 7000 jobs.

Currently, the 54-acre Hyderabad campus is the most prominent presence in India. It houses the software company's research and development, IT and global services. The report further adds that Microsoft employees close to 7000 people in India. The new campus effectively has the potential to double that number.

The report adds that neither Microsoft nor the Karnataka IT Secretary confirmed the existence of such a plan by Microsoft.

Last year, Google announced that it was setting up a larger campus in Hyderabad. It referred to it as the largest campus outside the US.


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