NASIK: Multinational information technology firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is likely to open an innovation centre in Nashik soon.
The company has prima facie accepted the proposal of the Nashik Industries & Manufacturers’ Association (NIMA) for the centre and TCS managing director and CEO N Chandrashekharan has agreed to visit the city in December.
President of NIMA Sajiv Narang and its former president Manish Kothari, who are in Boston with a delegation from Nashik, met the MD and CEO of TCS and submitted the proposal.
Early this month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Club (Cambridge) had invited the chief minister, guardian minister and a team of 15 bureaucrats from Nashik to attend a conference in Boston on Kumbh Mela. The MIT was interested in knowing how the Maharashtra government organised such a huge gathering.
“We received a positive response from Chandrashekharan. He has prima facie accepted the proposal and said that innovation centre will be designed on the lines of MIT. It is difficult to give more details now,” said Narang.
Kothari, who is also the president of Institute of Engineers (India), Nashik chapter, said, “This is really a positive development for Nashik. Development of IT has been slow in the city. The proposed innovation centre will fuel the much-needed growth. The Director General of Civil Aviation has already given its approval for bringing Nashik on its en-route map of Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). With this development, the air service from Nashik will soon commence in the next few months. Lack of air services was a problem which has been cleared now.”