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Infosys touts resort-like campus to attract talent

The Indian outsourcing giant's campus in Mysore, India, features facilities such as a cinema multiplex, bowling alley, rock climbing walls, a running track and gymnasiums.
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Cinedome

Infosys is the global face of India's successful outsourcing industry, which accommodates the millions of workers that maintain the IT systems of the world's biggest companies.

Every six months, the 340-acre campus in Mysore, India--about 140 km from the company's headquarters in Bangalore--hosts thousands of college graduates, which are trained to work on a wide spectrum of outsourcing projects.

While ZDNet was restricted from exploring the labs and offices where workers service customers, the Indian outsourcing giant provided a golf-cart powered tour through an average day in the life of an "Infoscion".

The campus is designed to attract the best-and-brightest graduates, and make a strong first impression that hopefully lasts years.

Its Mysore presence has grown gradually over the past two decades, as Infosys has enjoyed greater global success. It is second only in size to the 400-acre Hyderabad campus.

Infoscions visit the cinema, housed in a giant dome (picture above), to watch the latest English and Hindi movies. It is just one of the many forms of entertainment provided including rock climbing, multiple gyms, and even a bowling alley.

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Java class in Global Education Center

Up to 200 students can fill 147 classrooms housed in the two Global Education Centers. In total, Infosys can accommodate 14,000 students over 23 weeks.

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Cricket ground

About 3,500 maintenance and service staff maintain the campus, including the fully-equipped cricket field.

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Global Education Center

A view from inside the Global Education Centre (GEC) 1 building, where Infoscions attend weekday classes between 9am and 6pm.

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Many recreation options for trainees

There are a range of social functions for trainees to relax in the few hours of the day that they aren't studying.

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Sports arena

The athletics track and soccer field are nestled amongst the cinema dome (left) and the implementation center (right) where students get their first taste of dealing with real customers.

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Carbon-free roads

Cars and motorbikes are not allowed in the campus, however 3,000 bicycles are available for commuting.

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