Software Technology Parks in India is registered under the MEIT (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) by Societies Registration Act 1860. Software technology Parks of India were established to achieve following objectives:
- First, to develop software in India and export them and provide software related services.
- Second, to deliver services related to IT/ IT enabled services.
- Third, to encourage medium, small and micro entrepreneurs of India.
Software Technology Park of India was established to develop softwares in India and export them. Software Technology Park of India was promoted as touch points to carry out smooth software and software related services. Software Technology Park may be established anywhere in India. The Government of India made duty free import of hardware and software for software technology parks in India.
Software Technology Park of India provides training to students interested in working in the domain of Software Engineering. Software Technology Park of India has a policy that used up computers but in working condition will be donated to non-commercial institutions of India or government libraries or government approved research centers of India. Another policy of Software Technology Park of India was to apply 100 percent depreciation on computers and its peripherals.
Software Technology Park of India has an EHTP scheme. Under EHTP scheme computer hardware and equipment can be developed EHTP scheme promotes export of computer hardware and its equipments.
EHTP also promoted research activities in the domain of software engineering. EHTP may take over goods required in the development of software.
Software Technology Park of India also promoted the use of the Internet (Data Communication Services) in India. Data communication services in India were introduced with the speed of 64 kilobytes per seconds. Software Technology Park in India provided point-to-point data communication services in India popularly known as Internet.
Internet services were provided by Software Technology Park of India and became the first commercial provider of Internet in India. Software Technology Park of India ensured its customers to provide secure and reliable internet services having bandwidth of 64 kbps and onwards. Software Technology Park of India also maintains fault logs of the Internet and provide 24x7x365.
Software Technology Park of India also provided Project Management and Consultancy Services. Project Management and Consultancy Services provide services to set up Data Centers according to TIA 942 standards and setting up of LAN and WAN. Project Management and Consultancy Services also provided services to execute information technology projects by providing the detailed study of projects. The detailed study of projects include – Project Conceptualization, Project Design, Project Tender Process, finding of project Vendor, and Project implementation.
Software Technology Park of India also acts as a Data Centre. Data Centre market is growing with the emergence of the banking sector, insurance sector, and telecom sector.
Software Technology Park in India is also setting up Centers for Excellence (CoEs). Centers for Excellence is working in the field of emerging technology. Following is the list of cities in which Centre for Excellence has been setup:
Another initiative of Software Technology Park in India is next generation incubation scheme (NGIS). NGIS works for the process and development of embedded electronics. NGIS has been setup in Agartala_city, Bhilai_city, Bhopal_city, Bhubaneswar_city etc NGIT provide seed funding of upto 30 lakhs.
Another incubation center setup by Software Technology Park in India is Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) at Bengaluru. AIC works promoting Internet of Things (IoT) and its application in Health & Pharmacy, Big Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence techniques. AIC conducts hackathons, workshops, training, start-ups etc. New and innovative start-ups are getting benefits of AIC at Bengaluru.
Software Technology Park in India has also set up a SMART lab at Bengaluru. This SMART lab conducts Semiconductor Tests, Reliability Tests, and works as pathfinder to establish design and hardware companies in and outside India. Following are the companies that are getting benefit of SMART labs – ARM, SanDisk, HCL, Sankalp, Qualcomm etc. FAB LAB is the next initiative of Software Technology Park in India. FAB Lab provides ground for information technology learning and information technology innovation. FAB LAB provides seed level funding to start-ups.
Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) is another initiative of software technology parks in india. EMC provides a manufacturing base to manufacture electronic equipment in India and setup supply chain for electronic equipment in India.
List of Software Technology Centers in India
Following is the list of Software Technology Park in India:
- Andhra Pradesh Kakinada
- Assam Guwahati
- Bihar Patna
- Chhattisgarh Bhilai
- Gujarat Gandhinagar
- Haryana Gurgaon
- Himachal Pradesh Shimla
- Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
- Jharkhand Ranchi
- Karnataka Bengaluru
- Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
- Madhya Pradesh Gwalior
- Maharashtra Aurangabad
- Manipur Imphal
- Meghalaya Shillong
- Mizoram Aizawl
- Odisha Berhampur
- Pondicherry Pondicherry
- Punjab Mohali
- Rajasthan Jaipur
- Sikkim Gangtok
- Tamil Nadu Chennai
- Telangana Hyderabad
- Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
- Uttarakhand Dehradun
- West Bengal Durgapur
Proposed Software Technology Park in India
Following is the list proposed Software Technology Park in India:
- Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
- Bihar Bhagalpur
- Goa Goa
- Jharkhand Bokaro
- Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
- Nagaland Kohima-Dimapur
- Odisha Angul
- Koraput (jeypore)
- Punjab Amritsar
- Tripura Agartala
- Uttar Pradesh Agra
First Software Technology Park was established on the Stanford University campus 50 years ago. This park was made the base for establishing other parks in and outside India. Software technology parks lead to the establishment of companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix.
The main objective of Software Technology Park was to setup a culture that will promote development and flourishment of software technology in and outside India.
Infocity IT Park in Gujarat is working day and night to give productive results. This park has living houses, buildings to stay in and work in, clubs and resorts. This park is attracting investors and businessmen from in and outside India.