The modern Bhubaneswar city was set up in 1948 and was made the capital of Odisha in 1949. However, the history of the region dates back more than 3000 years to the times of Kalinga Empire. At that time, the region had more than 1000 temples, earning it the name “Temple City of India”. Some of those temples still exist around the Bindu Sagar Lake area, giving tourists a glimpse of the famous Kalinga architectural style.
Bhubaneswar is also a gateway to the Golden Tourist Triangle of Konark, Puri and Chilika Lake. The city was recently named the best place to do business in India by World Bank. It has also topped the list of 20 smart cities recently announced by the central government of India. According to The Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS), Bhubaneswar is the 10th best place to live in India. It is not hard to see why job seekers from different parts of India come to the city in search of a suitable opportunity.
Job Opportunity and Key IndustriesJob opportunities abound in Bhubaneswar for both fresh graduates and experienced professionals. Being the capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar houses several government offices and offers many administrative jobs every year. Other key sectors include tourism, education, information technology and telecommunication.
Traditionally, agro-based industries, handicrafts, and small-scale manufacturing were the key economic drivers of the city. After globalization, the city saw investments pouring in its real estate, IT, retail and hospitality sectors. Bhubaneswar recorded the highest employment growth rates among Indian Tier-2 cities, according to the latest ASSOCHAM survey.
The government of Odisha has established four industrial parks in the Chandaka, Rasulgarh, Bhagabanpur, and Mancheswar areas of Bhubaneswar. The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) is currently developing an electronics manufacturing cluster at Info Valley in Bhubaneswar. They already received an investment of Rs 209 crore from the government. In addition, more than 22000 SMEs operate in the informal sectors of Bhubaneswar. Evidently, the city offers hundreds of jobs for aspirants in almost every field.
Agro-based industriesThe climate of Bhubaneswar and its surrounding areas is suitable for the production of rice, wheat, maize, bajra and small millets crops. While agriculture’s contribution to the economy of Bhubaneswar is declining, it is still one of the top employment generators in the city. Jobs are also available in the city’s agro-based industries, such as, textile industry, sugar industry, rice mills and agricultural equipment manufacturing companies.
Information TechnologyBhubaneswar is the only Tier-2 city in India to accommodate the top 5 Indian IT firms, namely Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Mindtree and Tata Consultancy Services. Many other internationally acclaimed software companies, including IBM, Semtech, Genpact and Ericsson have research and development centres in Bhubaneswar. The government of Odisha has established a number of IT parks to help attract more investments to the city’s IT sector. Some notable IT parks in Bhubaneswar include Info Park, IDCO-Gen pact BPO Complex and Knowledge Industry Township. Alongside the large IT companies, there are more than 300 small and medium IT firms in Bhubaneswar. The information technology sector of Bhubaneswar generates hundreds of jobs for software developers, computer system managers, desktop support managers, application developers, computer engineers and program analysts.
EducationBeing the main educational hub in the state of Odisha, Bhubaneswar offers ample employment opportunities for aspiring teachers, professors, researchers, librarians and non-teaching staff. More than 300 colleges, including medical and law institutes are affiliated to the city’s oldest Utkal University. Bhubaneswar is also home to many top-notch educational institutions, such as, National Institute of Science Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Fashion technology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, and Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology. You’ll also find several acclaimed schools and vocational training institutes in the city.
Bhubaneswar, undoubtedly, is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Finding a suitable job in the city should not be a problem.