Top IT companies in Chennai

IT companies in Chennai

Chennai, previously called Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Since 1990, software development and electronics manufacturing, automobiles, oil refinery has been booming and attracted numerous job aspirants from the country to the city. There are many IT companies in Chennai.

Chennai is one of the largest cultural, economic, and educational centres of South India and also knows as the ‘Gateway of South India.’ It is a place of art, culture, and heritage which not only emphasizes Indian beauty but also has a vast pool of career opportunities for Indian youths.

Chennai is nicknamed ‘The Detroit of India’ because more than one-third of India’s Automobile Industry is based in the city. The IT companies in Chennai are increasing making it the ‘Emerging IT hub of India’ after Bangalore, it houses more than 4000 MNC and domestic IT companies. Here is the list of the top IT companies in Chennai.

IT companies in Chennai list

  • Birlasoft

Birlasoft is one of the top Indian business application global IT services providers. CK Birla Group company, founded by Seth Shiv Narayan Birla in 1970. Headquartered in Delhi, the Company deals with the domain enterprise and digital technologies business. It has its offices in all metro cities of India, It is one of the IT companies in Chennai.

No of Employees:  10399

Revenue: Rupee 8808 Million

CEO: Dharemender kapoor

  • Capgemini

Capgemini SE is a French company headquartered in Paris that provides consulting, technology, professional, and outsourcing services. It is an enterprise management and data processing company. It is located in more than 50 countries in the world and One of their office  location of this IT company is in Chennai

No of Employees:  270000

Revenue: Rupee 14.12 billion euros

CEO: Aiman Ezzat


  • Cognizant    

Cognizant is an American company and one of the biggest IT companies in Chennai that majorly deals with IT services. Mr. Kumar Mahadeva founded it in 1994, and the current CEO is Brian Humphries. It is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey. It provides services like business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services                                          

No of Employees:  289500

Revenue: USD 16.65 billion

CEO: Brian Humpries.


  • CSC Corp

Computer Science Corporation (CSC) is an American multinational IT service and professional services company. It merged with HP enterprise, which then became a firm called ‘DXC Technology.’ The Company is founded in 1959, headquartered in Tyson Corners, Virginia, US, with a presence worldwide. It is on the list of Fortune 500 companies and listed in the S&P 500 Index.


No of Employees:  138000

Revenue: $2,230,000,000


  • Hexaware Technologies

Hexaware Technologies Pvt Ltd. is one of the global leaders and IT service and Business Process Outsourcing Services provider. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has offices in over 18 countries. Hexaware is also one of the IT companies in Chennai. Atul Nishar founded the Company in 1990.


No of Employees:  18294

Revenue: $677.7 Million

CEO: R Srikrishna


  • Dell International

Dell is an American MNC founded in 1984. It is the third largest PC vendor. It is mostly a hardware vendor but they entered the IT service industry with the acquisition of Perot systems in 2009 . They are trying to acquire companies to expand their portfolio in the storage and networking space.


No of Employees: 165000

Revenue: 94 Billion US Dollar

CEO: Michael Dell

  • HCL

HCL is one of the major Indian multinational Company which is headquartered in Noida. Shiv Nadar founded the Company. The Company has more than 18 offices located in Chennai. Founded in 1976, it has its presence worldwide, thus making HCL one of the best IT companies to work in Chennai.


No of Employees: 159000

Revenue: Ruppee 71265 crore

CEO: C Vijayakumar


  • IBM

International Business Machine(IBM) is a US-based multinational technology company(MNC) headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in 170 countries. Charles Ranlett Flint founded the Company in 1911. It is also one of the top IT company in Chennai.


No of Employees:  345900

Revenue: $ 73.6 Billion

CEO: Arvind Krishna


  • Infosys 

Infosys, a global leader in IT, is an Indian company that provides Business IT and outsourcing consulting services. Headquartered in Bangalore, the Company is top-ranked in the Forbes list and ranked A+ in terms of revenue. It is also made it to the list of top companies in Chennai.


No of Employees:  242371

Revenue: $13 billion

CEO: Salil Parekh


  • Inspirisys Solutions Ltd.

Inspirisys Solutions Ltd, formerly Accel Frontline Ltd, was founded in 1991 and headquartered in Chennai. The Company provides services in Enterprise Security, Cloud, IoT, Infrastructure, Product Engineering & Development. It has a network of 100+ locations in India and overseas too. 


  • L&T Infotech

Larsen & Toubro Infotech is a global leader in IT solutions and services. It was founded in 1977 and based in Mumbai. In 2017, NASSCOM ranked L&T Infotech as the 6th largest Indian IT services company in terms of export revenues. This software company is also  located in the ‘Detroit of India’ Chennai.


No of Employees:  31437

Revenue: Rupee 11207 crore

CEO: Sanjay Jalona


  • Mindtree

Mindtree is an Indian IT and outsourcing company headquartered in Bangalore. Founded in 1999, it is part of L&T Group, and Company has over 43 offices in 18 countries of the world.This is one of the software and IT services company in Chennai.


No of Employees:  21991

Revenue: Rupee 7839.90 crores

CEO: Debashis Chatterjee

  • Oracle

Oracle Corp. is an American multinational company headquartered in Redwood, Austin, Texas, which serves in database software and technology, cloud, and enterprise software products. In 2020, Oracle became the second-largest software company by revenue and market capitalization.This MNC is located in most of the metropolitan cities in India which includes India.


No of Employees:  135000

Revenue: 37.07 billion US Dollars

CEO: Safra Catz

  • PayPal          

PayPal Holdings Inc is an American Online Payment System Company founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. The Company works as a payment processor for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users. This IT firm is also located in the ‘Emerging IT hub of India’ Chennai.


No of Employees:  21800

Revenue: 17.772 billion US Dollars

CEO: Dan Schulman


  • Virtusa 

Virtusa Corporation is an American IT services company founded in 1996 in Sri Lanka and headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, United States. The Company provides IT consulting, business consulting, systems implementation, and application outsourcing services to large enterprises and software vendors. In February 2021, Baring Private Equity Asia acquired the Company for 2 billion USD.This Srilankan based IT company has large delivery centres in Hyderabad and Chennai.


No of Employees:  22830

Revenue: 1.312 billion US Dollars

CEO: Kris Canekeratne


  • Syntel Inc

Atos Syntel is a subsidiary of Atos and a multinational provider of integrated technology and business services. Led by CEO Rakesh Khanna, Atos Syntel was created by the acquisition of Syntel Inc. by Atos SE in 2018. It was founded by Mr. Troy Michigan and is headquartered in Bezels, France.This Tech company has it corporate office in Chennai.


No of Employees:  105000

Revenue: 11 billion Euros

CEO: Rakesh Khanna

  • TCS    

Founded in 1968 by F C Kohli, Tata Sons, and JRD Tata, TCS is an Indian multinational IT and consulting services company. According to the Forbes Rank list, the Company is an expert and market leader in innovation and one of the world’s most innovative companies. This largest IT services company is also located in Chennai.It operates in 149 locations across 46  countries.


No of Employees:  469261

Revenue: Rupee 161541 crore

CEO: Rajesh Gopinanthan


  • Tech Mahindra       

Tech Mahindra is an Indian IT company headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra; it offers services including innovations technology and customer-centric solutions that serve customers globally. Anand Mahindra founded the Company in 1986. Techmahindra acquired Satyam computer services after the Satyam Scam.It is present across 90 countries and some of this IT services offices are located in Chennai.


No of Employees:  125236

Revenue: Rupee 38060.10  crore

CEO: C P Gurnani


  • Wipro

Wipro Ltd is an Indian corporation that provides IT, consulting, and BPO services, headquartered in Bangalore. Wipro separated its non-IT businesses and formed privately owned Wipro Enterprises in 2013. Wipro also has a IT office in Chennai.


No of Employees:  175000

Revenue: Rupee 63862.60 crore

CEO: Thierry Delaporte


  • Accenture

This is a Irish multinational company (MNC) Fortune 500 company , It provides consulting and IT services company found in 1989. Out of the entire 150000 employees are located in India and this IT services company is also located in Chennai along with the other metropolitan cities in India


No of Employees:  537000

Revenue: 44.33 Billion US Dollars

CEO: Julie sweet


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