Guntur: Mangalagiri is fast turning into the new destination for youngsters of the digital generation with the starting of IT, software, research, development and training centres. IT companies namely Make My Clinic India Pvt Ltd, Excellar Info services, Phycare IT park, Picxy.com, DFI India Pvt Ltd, Script Bees IT Pvt Ltd, Adwait Algoritm, Charvikent, Sttwica, Sunset LLC, BVG, Suvi, Digital Lynch, Crazytoonz, Bluebyte IT solutions, Skonda IT Services, Tech Seven, Waivewave and others have been started in the Mangalagiri, the ancient jaggery town that is famous for the Panakala Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple on the hilltop.
The AP government has decided to develop Andhra Valley at Mangalagiri along the lines of the USA’s Silicon Valley. The digital generation of AP state is used to Ameerpet of Hyderabad for software and IT training and skill development but now with Mangalagiri turning into the new destination for training, skill development and employment, all eyes are trained here.
The Phycare was the first IT firm to function from Mangalagiri. Later PI Data Center and other IT firms joined. On January 17, the minister for IT and panchayat raj Mr N. Lokesh started 16 IT firms at Mangalagiri. Techie Mr D. Chandra said that majority youth and students of the Krishna, Guntur and coastal districts used to go Hyderabad and Bengaluru for employment. He recalled that training and placement in java, SAP, DotNet, testing tools, networking to mobile applications were all offered in Ameerpet of Hyderabad so it became a favourite destination of the AP youth to fulfil their dream of getting a software job.
He said that the decision of the AP government about promoting IT in Mangalagiri is a good decision as the young aspirants will upgrade skills and would get trained in their area of specialisation. He said this IT hub at Mangalagiri will help those students and aspirants who are unwilling to go to Hyderabad and Bengaluru for training. The government should now take necessary measures for employment creation.
An IT company head said that IT is the future as all work is linked to computer and mobile programmings including release and close of water supply to farmlands and these IT firms will hone the skills of the aspirants turning them as techies.