BENGALURU: As many as ten companies including Accenture, Dell and Goldman Sachs have been recognised as ‘IT Pride of Karnataka’ for making it to the ‘Billion club’ category with exports more than `2,000 crore.
The others in the list are Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel Technology, Oracle India, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, Schneider Electric and Tata Consultancy Services.
The recognition is part of the annual awards for Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in co-ordination with the state government, which were given in the city on Tuesday, as part of the ITeBiz 2016.
Similar to the previous year, Infosys has again been recognised as ‘IT Ratna of Karnataka’ for its performance in IT Exports. The company has seen exports of above `10,000 crore, the highest exporter and employer in Karnataka.
As many as 22 IT, ITES and electronic hardware companies were recognised for their performance in exports and employment among other parameters. The awardees were shortlisted by a committee including members from STPI, state government, academicians, media and industry representatives.
On day two of the event, the Department of IT&BT of Karnataka has also signed an MoU with Samsung India for three years to promote computer education to underprivileged girl students of government schools. As part of this, Samsung will donate 400 tablets to the government to be given to the students for this purpose. The tablets will be used as part of the Chetana Programme of the department, which aims at empowering girls with digital technology.