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Published on July 15, 2016

Author: ravindra429739


slide 1: WHAT CONTRIBUTED TO BANGALORE BECOMING THE SILICON VALLEY OF INDIA slide 3: INTRODUCTION ✕ It is because the Indian government pumped enormous amount of money for decades in building defense related tech in Bangalore. ✕ Tech capitals dont come out of the blue. ✕ In the case of Silicon Valley there is a huge investment by both Indian government and foreign MNC’s. slide 4: SETTING UP THE TATA INSTITUTE - SWAMI VIVEKANANDA INSPIRES JN TATA ● In 1893 one of Indias most popular reformist figures Swami Vivekananda was returning from a popular trip to the world fair in Chicago. ● During the return journey to India a star entrepreneur Jamsetji Tata met the Swami in the ship. Their dialogue must have been stunning enough for Tata to start an institute in Bangalore now renowned as the Research Institute of Science for India. slide 5: SIR RAMSAY LIKES BANGALORE ● Indias then viceroy Lord Curzon liked this idea of a research university and forwarded the proposal to the Royal Society of London. ● There William Ramsay who won the Nobel Prize for discovering noble gases was tasked with finding a suitable location. ● Sir Ramsay toured around India and suggested the southern city of Bangalore. ● He found the elevation of 4500 ft offered a very moderate climate of neither cool nor warm thus suitable for scientific exploration. slide 6: RULED BY A GREAT RULER ● More than just the climate the region was ruled by the legendary Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV who was really passionate about education. He was probably one of the best monarchs in India really a technophile. The kingdom was already ruled by great kings like Tipu Sultan who understood the value of technology. He also had a great Diwan Prime Minister in K. Seshadri Iyer and later Visvesvaraya who both helped setup great institutions. ● This institution later renamed as Indian Institute of Science would become the core of Indian research for a century or more. It sort of became the Stanford for Indias silicon valley powered Bangalore. slide 7: INDIAN GOVERNMENT INVESTS GOBBLES OF MONEY ● The region around Bangalore - Mysore state was a well run state with a high level of education investment and availability of abundant electricity through the hydropower projects. ● Bangalores climate was suitable the city was welcoming the infrastructure was strong and also well connected to other major southern metropolises of Madras and Hyderabad with both talent pool transportation infrastructure. ● Thus the Indian government lost no time in putting all its research investments in the city. Bangalore is the headquarters for: National Aerospace Labs ● Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ● Indian Space Research Organization ● Bharat Electronics ● Bharat Earth Movers ● Hindustan Machine Tools ● Indian Telephone Industries.

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