Satyam Computer Services has established a new Australian technology and learning centre. Located in Geelong, Victoria, the 25-acre learning facility will aim to house about 2000 employees over the next few years.
Satyam co-founder and managing director, Rama Raju, said this campus is aimed at meeting the requirements of top Fortune 500 companies locally and globally. The campus will feature a software development centre as well as training, research and development facilities.
"We have given a lot of importance to training, leadership and development within the company," he said. "The campus will help us to share the experience and collaborate with institutions. We have also started recruiting students from colleges."
By the end of the year, Satyam aims to have about 100 students going through the program, Raju said.
Country manager, Deepak Nangia, said the facility will cut across many technologies.
"Each of the areas will be headed up by the competency leaders," he said.
The company will also collaborate with Victorian-based Deakin University on a graduate employment and work integrated learning program, staff exchange and joint research activities.
This campus is the second largest learning facility for the services company outside of India.