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Kakkanad – IT Capital of Kerala

Kakkanad is a major industrial and residential region in the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. It is situated in the eastern part of the city and houses the Cochin Special Economic Zone, Infopark, Smart City and KINFRA Export Promotion Industrial Park. It is also the administrative headquarters of the District of Ernakulam (of which the city of Kochi forms a part). Kakkanad is located near Thrikkakara, the capital of the mythical King Mahabali.

Administration
Being the administrative hub of Ernakulam district, Kakkanad is home for several state as well as central government offices namely, the Civil Station (hosting The District Collectrate, The RTO etc.), the District Panchayat office, the Airman Selection Board, Siksha Bhavan (office of the Central HRD Ministry), Kendriya Shram Sadan (office of the Regional Labour Commissioner)[1] etc

Educational institutions
Rajagiri College of Management and Applied science
Traum Academy for German and French Languages
Bhavan’s Varuna Vidyalaya
Bhavan’s Adarsha Vidyalaya
Mar Athanasius HS[2][better source needed]
Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School
Mar Thoma Public School
Bharata Mata College
Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology
Rajagiri College
St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Morakkala
The Indian Public School [TIPS], Edichira

Places for worship
St. Francis Assisi Church, Kakkanad
St. Michael’s Church, Chembumukku, kakkanad.
St. John Bosco Church, Edachira, Kakkanad.
St. Joseph’s Church, Vazhakala.
Christos Marthoma Church
St Thomas Bethlehem Jacobite Syrian Church
CSI Ascension Church
AG Church
St Kuriakose Knanya Catholic Church
St Maximillian Kolbe Church, Padamugal-Palachuvadu Rd, Padamughal.
Thuthiyoor Sri Krishna Swamy Temple
Mariyamman Kovil
Pattupurakkal Bhagavathi Temple
Sree Ayappa Temple
Ghanda Karna Temple
Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
Vettikkave Bhagavati Temple
St. John The Baptist Orthodox Syrian Church[3]
Muhiyidheen Juma Majid,Kuzhikkattumoola.
Masjidul Hudha,Near Civil Station,Kakkanad.

Beauty Salons
Naturals
Mya Wellness Clinique
Zookie Style Lounge
Bariks
Mist Womens Beauty Studio
Billion Dollar Head
Lakme salon
Soza’s Beauty Clinic

Major Residential Projects
Trinity Venus
Prestige Hillside Gateway
DLF Apartments
Skyline Spectra
Casadel Raindrops
Purva Eternity
Noel Palmdale
Asset Petals
Asset E-scape

Kakkanad is home for a portion of the industrial base of Kochi. It is home for the Cochin Special Economic Zone(CSEZ). Carborundum Universal Ltd has a unit near the technopolis. Industrial projects[specify] like Fashion City are proposed in Kakkanad. This has led to several builders[who?] setting up projects[which?] here.

Being the IT Capital of Kerala, Kakkanad is home for the largest IT Township in India, the Smart City, the second largest IT industrial park in Kerala, the Kochi InfoPark. Kakkanad is also home for a Software Export Promotion Zone (SEPZ). The international submarine cable systems landing in Kochi has their nodes installed in Kakkanad. The CSEZ houses the Cognizant Technology Solutions, Williamslea,WRENCH Solutions, and the Sutherland Global Solutions.

Kakkanad houses the following IT Parks:

Smart City
Infopark
Muthoot Technopolis
Kinfra HiTech Park
Parsvanath IT Park
Trans-Asia Tech Tower
HDIL Cyber City
Electronics City, Kochi
WTC – World Trade Centre, Kochi
− All these together accounts for 55% of IT exports from Kerala, thus gaining the nickname “IT Capital of Kerala” for Kakkanad.

The Kerala Books and Publications Society has its press at Kakkanad. The press is the biggest multicolor offset printing unit in Kerala Government Sector.

Media
Kakkanad is also the broadcasting hub of Kochi. It is home for the terrestrial relay station of the national television broadcaster, the Doordarshan. Prasar Bharati, the corporation controlling the public broadcast, has a marketing division at Kakkanad. Kakkanad also hosts the state-owned Kochi FM Radio. Red FM Regional office is also at Kakkanad on Seaport – Airport Road, near Infopark express way.

Health care
Sunrise Hospital
Thrikkakara Municipal Co-operative Hospital
Milestones Clinic
Red Cross Bhavan Geriatric Medical centre
Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre[8]
Hridya Multi Speciality Clinic[9]

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