Bangalore may have become the byword for worldwide off-shoring, but guess which satellite town tops the Garden City-turned-IT metropolis in the business? The good old Haryana enclave of Gurgaon.
According to a nationwide survey of Indian cities considered the most attractive ITO/BPO services destination conducted by the firm Neo-IT, Gurgaon (100) pips Bangalore (99.6) to second place. They are followed by Pune and Hyderabad (tied at 99.3), Chennai (98.3), Kolkata (95.3) and Chandigarh (93).
The numbers are what Neo-IT calls the Offshore City Competitive Index (OCC) and the metrics used to compute it include People (number, quality, education system), Infrastructure, Financials and Catalysts.
Mumbai (90.5) and Delhi (85.4) are in the middle of the pack, while Lucknow (78.4), Guwahati (77.1), Ahmedabad (74.7) and Goa (69.7) make up the bottom four in the list.
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