Pune: Infosys Pune Development Center (DC), the company’s largest DC by strength, today celebrated its 20th anniversary. The legendary story of Infosys started in this city when Mr. Narayana Murthy and six engineers started the company as Infosys Consultants Pvt Ltd. in Pune in 1981. From the center’s humble inception in 1996 with 150 employees, the DC has witnessed tremendous growth in all respects – it has progressed to over 38,000 employees over the last two decades, expanded to 2 software development blocks spread across 5 Lakh m.sq space and houses some of the most sustainable buildings in the world.
To mark this milestone, the DC has lined up a series of activities that includes cultural programs and other employee-led activities to celebrate these 20 vibrant years.
Over the years, the DC has been a strategic community partner invested in the development of Pune. Many of the leaders from the DC are part of think-tanks that contribute to the betterment of the city. The CSR arm of the DC, Sparsh- A healing Touch’, focuses on areas such as education, medical aid and relief to the poor. Some of the activities of ‘Sparsh’ involved construction of a school building in Mann village, blood donation campus, breast cancer awareness session, health check-ups, stem cell donor registration drives and the like.
The DC has set a global benchmark for being one of the most eco-friendly campuses through significant sustainability practices that include smart buildings with highest efficiency standards, smart water meters that determines real-time consumption pattern and detects leakages, and the newly commissioned BioUrja (Biogas) plant that is designed to treat 2000 KPD of food waste. The Infosys Pune campuses uses 8% of renewable energy which is a combination of wind and solar.
Speaking on the occasion, Pravin Kulkarni, DC Head – Infosys Pune, Phase II, said, “From a fledgling DC with just 150 employees in 1996 to a majestic eagle now with over 38,000 employees, it has been a challenging metamorphosis for the Pune DC, which is growing at a tremendous pace. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our DC, we are proud to be part of one of the most beautiful Infosys campuses in India.”
Talking about the journey, Rajneesh Malviya, DC Head – Infosys Pune, Phase I, said: “As we cross the 20 year milestone, we recognize the support from our employees, clients, the local community, and all stakeholders who have played a pivotal role in our transformational growth.”