This excerpt taken from the INFY 20-F filed Apr 26, 2005.
Training and Development
Our training, continuing education and career development programs are designed to ensure our technology professionals enhance their skill-sets in alignment with their respective roles. Most new student hires complete approximately 14 weeks of integrated on-the-job training prior to becoming billable to our clients. We continually provide our technology professionals with challenging assignments and exposure to new skills, technologies and global opportunities. We have instituted an appraisal program that incorporates a 360-degree feedback system recognizing high performers and providing constructive feedback and coaching to under-performers.
As of March 31, 2005, we employed 135 faculty members in our training division, including 85 with doctorate or masters degrees. Our faculty conducts the integrated training for new employees, as well as approximately 150 different two-week continuing education courses in technology and management skills for all employees.
Leadership development is a core part of our training program. We established the Infosys Leadership Institute on a 314 acre campus in Mysore, India to enhance leadership skills that are required to manage the complexities of the rapidly changing marketplace and to further instill our culture through leadership training. We have also completed an employee training facility in Mysore, India which is able to house 4,500 trainees at any one time and is able to provide training facilities for approximately 12,000 employees annually. We provide a challenging, entrepreneurial and empowering work environment that rewards dedication and a strong work ethic.