Known as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra, Aurangabad - a city surrounded by monuments, museums, ancient Buddhist caves and other historic relics – is named after Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb who conquered and revamped the city between 1653 and 1707. Every year, millions come to the city to visit Bibi-qa-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal and several other attractions, including Shivaji Maharaj Museum and the famous Aurangabad Caves. The city is also the gateway to UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora Caves.
Aurangabad has always been a major hub of silk and cotton production in India. Even today, the hand-woven Paithani and Himroo saris made in Aurangabad are highly sought after worldwide. Alongside its traditional job generating sectors, the city’s emerging manufacturing and IT sectors have seen steady growth in recent years. Here’s a look at the employment scenario in Aurangabad.
Job Opportunity and Key IndustriesTourism, education, health and agriculture are the key economic drivers in Aurangabad. While being the production hub of the famous Himroo fabric made of locally grown cotton and silk, Aurangabad is also one of the largest exporters of motor engines, air conditioners, generators, automobile components and LCDs in India.
Industrial development of Aurangabad started after 1960, thanks to the initiatives taken by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), a unit of the government of Maharashtra. Over the years, MIDC has developed industrial estates in Chikhalthana, Shendra and Waluj areas. Currently, a new industrial park is in the making on 10000 hectors of land spanning from Shendra to Bidkin village.
Many acclaimed companies, including Inspira Pharma, Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Bajaj Auto limited have got approval from the central government to invest in the special economic zones (SEZs) in Aurangabad. Evidently, Aurangabad holds a lot of promise for both fresh graduates and seasoned professionals seeking jobs in different fields.
AutomobileMany global automobile companies have their Indian manufacturing units based in the industrial estates of Aurangabad. For instance, German automobile manufacturer Audi operates its Indian manufacturing unit in partnership with Škoda Auto India Private Limited in Aurangabad. Audi India has made a total investment of around Rs. 220 crores and is capable of manufacturing 14,000 units per annum. Two-wheeler manufacturing company Bajaj Auto has its production unit in the Waluj industrial estate of Aurangabad. The company is planning to invest another Rs 2,000 crore at its Aurangabad unit in order to increase its annual manufacturing capacity from 2.28 million to 3.84 million units. There are many other companies producing automotive components in Aurangabad, including the global large-bore diesel engine manufacturer MAN Diesel. Clearly, finding a suitable job in the city’s automobile sector should not be a problem.
RetailThe retail sector in Aurangabad generates hundreds of jobs in shopping malls and food & beverage stores. Spread over one million square feet area, Prozone Mall is the largest shopping mall in Aurangabad and the first horizontally designed shopping mall in India. The mall alone employs more than 4000 people.
EducationThanks to the presence of renowned schools, colleges, universities and vocational training institutes, Aurangabad creates hundreds of jobs for teachers, professors, researchers, and non-teaching staff. More than 100 colleges in Aurangabad are affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU). You’ll also find private schools, engineering colleges and hotel management institutes in the city.
Other industriesAurangabad is also home to many acclaimed plastic processing firms, biotech, pharmaceutical and aluminium processing companies. The largest biopharmaceutical factory in India, namely Recombinant Insulin Manufacturing plant of Wockhardt is located in Aurangabad. Some other leading companies that have manufacturing or R&D units in the city are Videocon, Kenstar, Johnson & Johnson, Lombardini India, and Wipro.
Recently, Hyatt, Marriott, Micromax and other leading companies have shown interest to invest in the city’s Shendra - Bidkin Industrial Park. The state government is hopeful about creating around one lakh jobs in Aurangabad over the next few years. It seems there’s never been a better time than now to look for jobs in Aurangabad.