A global Mysore IT company with desi touch

80 per cent of work force is from neighbouring places

Walking around the well-manicured lawns even as the young techies pass by, the first thing that strikes one is almost music to the ears. Yes, it is the language and
surprisingly they are all speaking in Kannada.

The sprawling five acre campus attracts the attention from a distance and as one enters the software company and meets the genial, soft spoken founder and managing director of the company which is among the top 15 IT employers in the IT industry, according to a survey, everything falls into place.

“My partner Jay Kulkarni was coming out with a lot of theories and he was the one who came up with the name Theorem and it stuck,” said Theorem India co founder and managing director B N Chandrakanth.

The IT company located in the Hootagalli industrial area, which started with just two members in the team today has grown to more than 1000 employees.

“Nearly 80 per cent of our staff are from in and around Mysore and the age group is just between 25 and 26,” he said.

“Everyone was very skeptical about us opening the unit in Mysore. But today we have nearly 1000 people working 24X7 and many of them are women and we have achieved this in a tier two city like Mysore,” he said.

Working in the digital media and online marketing space, the product and services company with state-of-the-art facilities with just over 300 employees in the first phase, when it began its operations in 2008, as true to its promise, increased its strength to over 1,000 employees in five years and also added Theorem Labs — an innovation centre, guest house for visitors, cafeteria and multiple recreational facilities.

“We have a blue chip global customer base and the Mysore operational centre is focused on the execution of the projects for the clients in US, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Australia,” he said.

“Every employee who joins becomes a part of the team and there are frequent competitions which keeps the atmosphere healthy and which results in the camaraderie among the young team,” said senior manager operations Harsha Melanta.

“Eighty per cent of the work force is from places like KR Nagar, Nanjangud, Chamarajanagar and majority from Mysore itself. I myself hail from Mangalore. The company has not changed its policies as far as the treatment of the employees is concerned because the canteen facility which was there when the company was started still continues but only in a much larger scale,” he said.

“In the next four to five years we plan to invest Rs 100 crore and not only increase the work force but also infrastructure,” said Chandrakanth pointing to the open space where he plans to add up one more building to house the staff whom he plans to recruit in large numbers.

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