Cognizant has opened a new facility in Mangaluru, expanding its presence in Karnataka.
Located in the heart of the city, the new 100,000 sq.ft. facility can accommodate more than 1,100 employees. Cognizant has had an association with Mangaluru since 2011 when it acquired CoreLogic Global Services Private Limited (CoreLogic India), the India-based captive operations of CoreLogic, one of the largest real estate information and analytics provider in the U.S. market.
From its existing center in Mangaluru, Cognizant provides consulting, enterprise applications, and business process services in the area of mortgage processing covering property taxes, research and investigations, property data warehousing, and management of geospatial data. The company currently employs more than 600 professionals in Mangaluru, more than 50 percent of whom are women.
In addition to experienced professionals, Cognizant also hires fresh graduates for its Mangaluru center from leading institutions such as Sahyadari Institute of Technology and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Canara Engineering College, N.I.T.K. Surathkal, PA College of Engineering, Srinivas College of Engineering, and many others as Mortgage Origination and Servicing Specialists, Business Analysts, Consultants, Automation Specialists and Software Engineers. Cognizant collaborated with 17 T-schools in and around Mangaluru as part of a state-level placement programme in 2019 and more than 1,000 candidates appeared for the company’s Programmer Analyst Trainee (PAT) assessment.
In Karnataka, Cognizant also has operations in Bengaluru and Mysuru. The company has more than 28,000 professionals in Bengaluru and nearly 700 professionals in Mysuru.
“We are pleased with our experience in Mangaluru,” said Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, Chairman and Managing Director, Cognizant India. “Cognizant has greatly benefited from the talent pool in Mangaluru, one of India’s most sought-after educational destinations, especially for professional studies. Our Mangaluru center is an important part of our integrated global delivery capability and growth strategy underpinned by our ability to tap into the best talent wherever it is available. Moving into a larger state-of-the-art facility is a part of Cognizant’s commitment to grow its operations in this region.”