The US-based Deloitte LLP, an audit, consulting, risk management and tax services company, is planning to set up a university to train people with an estimated investment of about Rs 300 crore to Rs 400 crore in Hyderabad.
The proposed university, which would come up in about 50 acres, will have a built-up space of about two lakh sq ft and can accommodate over 10,000.
The company officials approached us and shared their plans about setting up Deloitte University in Hyderabad. We are trying to allot them the requested land somewhere near Gachibowli, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister for Information Technology & Communications (TI&C), Government of Andhra Pradesh told Express.
Currently, Deloitte, which started operations way back in 2000, employs over 10,000 and has plans to increase it to 15,000 over the next three to four years. Globally, it has presence in 140 countries and employs about 1,70,000.
According to the company officials, Deloittes board has decided to set up its university programme in Hyderabad. We welcome their decision as it will benefit local youth, Lakshmaiah said.
He added that this will be a unique in-house training campus, which will cater to the personal and professional development of employees working with Deloitte.
Currently, it has a similar facility in Dallas-Fort Worth that was set up to develop talent internally and promote a culture of people development.
As part of the training programme, employees will be groomed in variety of topics using instructor-led seminars, online live discussions and podcast series.
Its a unique platform for executives to develop their leadership skills and connect with an exclusive communication, he added. The proposed facility will have conference centre classrooms, fitness centres, ITS support centre, amphitheater, cyber cafe and multi-purpose rooms. Besides the university programme, Deloitte also offers an academy programme, which is nothing but a dedicated learning facility where employees can engage in innovative and challenging training programmes.