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Ameerpet is a one-stop street for all those who could not become software engineers but wanted to become software professionals. The craze to break into the software industry has spawned so many training institutes that transformed a sleepy middle-class neighbourhood into a centre for software training.
The institutes offer every conceivable course that is useful in the software industry. From 10 to 600 students per batch, these institutes try to keep fees for each course as less as possible. At any given point of time, there are at least 50,000 students in the Ameerpet area, going into or coming out of the institutes or simply looking around for the right place to do the right course.
Ameerpet is like an IIT for students coming from poor or socially and economically backward families. For various reasons, they may have not become software engineers but 60 per cent of these students aspire to go to the US. How far they are successful and how they manage it, Very Likely !
While some reputed institutes are located in Maitrivanam, the high-rise building of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority, others are in the adjacent Nilgiri, Annapurna and Aditya Enclave. The rest are all squeezed in residential apartments, congested shopping complexes and bungalows that have been rented out by owners.
Every inch of space on the main street is taken over by garish hoardings, banners and signboards advertising Java, Oracle, SAP and other courses. The streets are littered with pamphlets of institutes promising the best training and instant placements. Though the fee depends on the type and duration, it is anywhere between Rs 6,500 and Rs 15,000. SAP module courses cost more. A few institutes provide training facilities including proper class rooms or halls with LCD screens. Students come from all parts of Andhra and 90 per cent live in shared accommodation in and around Ameerpet.
Little wonder then that in Ameerpet you get all varieties of Andhra food, except perhaps Hyderabadi. We hear coastal Andhra Telugu, Telangana dialects and west Andhra’s Telugu-Hindi mix here in the groups of students.
Some head for Madhapar, the IT hub on the outskirts of Hyderabad, or Bangalore in search of their dream job and some freshers work as part-time faculty to gain experience.
In the recent years it has become a hub of software training institutes due to the large number of computer professionals living in the area requiring courses in packages used in the IT companies.
Ameerpet is the capital of Software training, it has hundreds of IT training institutes. The abundance of institutes and their training courses attract a lot of people to come and learn new software technologies here. The software course is relatively cheaper than anywhere else, hence many people travel here from all over India.
Until the early 90’s, the area mostly consisted of vacant plots and roadside restaurants to serve the traffic along NH9. Commercial activity first shifted here from the center of the city in the 1990’s with the expansion of the northern suburbs of Hyderabad due to on going construction activity in the area and its surrounding areas. Today it’s a bustling area with several stores and pedestrian with vehicular traffic.
All the Software courses are available here at low cost and good quality. Many Software Engineers are produced from this place who work in IT MNCs in INDIA and abroad. Especially the institutes like “iNet Solv (for Java), Peers Tech,Naresh Tech (for .Net),…etc) are reputed for their unmatched training.
Many technical graduates are thronging in Ameerpet,the Training Junction, hoping to get their ticket to careers in Bangalore,Madhapur,SiliconValley,Singapore and elsewhere .
A brisk walk in the area visualises you of the future of the young IT geeks on the verge of transforming India to a powerhouse of worl’s economy.
A fresh graduate person who lands in this area thinks of only one goal, to get into a $600 per month job, which ofcourse is much less compared to the success rate of people securing jobs today.
These institutes have struck the nail on the head with placement oriented, short-term and fast tarck courses at an affordable price.
Babu, a low GPA graduate says ” The moment I arrived in Ameerpet, I gained great confidence that I can obtain a job in six months time.”
So, is the spirit of the place and its people.
Ameerpet-ians : You can find them sipping hot 1/2 one by two cafe tea for 2 bucks, Living in rented sublets, having food in an Andhra Mess, sharing accomodation with group of friends in shared hostels,mean while falling in love with the place.
One can find software institutes spread out all over the city,but why does Ameerpet has this advantage?
There are couple of good institutes in Basheerbagh,Himayat Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, but students have a little choice in courses as well as faculty. Back then during the Y2K boom in India, there was a huge demand for the jobs and courses in Hyderabad, and with STPI(Software Technology Park of India) regional headquarters located in Mytrivanam Building in Ameerpet, these entrepreneurs got their license approvals and setup their small startups with a capacity of 20 people for meagre rented apartments in and around Aditya Enclave’s Annapurna,Nigiri blocks. Over the time, some of these tiny institutes have evolved to the spacious 300 seater halls equipped with LCD screens and surround speakers to train the future software geeks. Who would have imagined, these so called IT training entrepreneurs would combinedly rake in a mula of 300 Crore rupees ($ 75 million) a year. There are an estimated 300 Training institutes in Ameerpet.
The local businesses also thrived with huge demand from about 25000 daily customers in this area. Many hotels(mess),tiffin centers,book stores,tea stalls,hotels,restaurants,hostels,internet cafes, shopping malls and so on. Migrant population is more concentrated in this area with their success in setting up these businesses around Ameerpet. That’s the reason we see the influence of multi-regional accents from coastal andhra,rayalaseema and telangana in this area.
The locals are a bit troubled with this rapid growth in Ameerpet, they complain about the serenity of this place affected with the huge multi storeyed buildings, marketing hoopla,Advertisement banners, posters and ad pamphlets all over the Aditya Enclave area. However, City Municipal Corporation (MCH) folks work hard to clean up all the mess by the dawn. No wonder, this paper trash is also a bread winner for some rag pickers.
USA to United Streets of Ameerpet
Javed who works for NewYork Life as a QA Lead in NewYork City, makes the best use of his vacation every year to upgrade his skills at Ameerpet.
The same course back in US costs nothing less than $1000, which comes at way better price and quality.
Oracle 9i course comes at an average price of 2500 Rupees, while its Rs. 20000 elsewhere in Bangalore, Pune.
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Institute of Electronic Governance
Connoisseurs of food
The Restaurants,Food Shacks(Messes) and Tiffin centers serve the hot and delicious food,snacks tea and typically the top sellers among these are Hot veggie samosas( vegetable dumplings), Dosas(rice-batter pancake),Idli, Sambar, Puri (oil fried bread),fruit juices, Punugulu(rice pakoda), Fried Rice,Pulao, Andhra Fish Pulusu(Gracy), Shrimp Biryani( at Fishland), Biryani,Mirchi, Potato fries,Jilebi (fried sweet ) Chinese Hakka Noodles,Osmania biscuits, Irani Cafe Mutton Paya (lamb bone soup), Irani Chai,Andhra Ginger Tea, Tandoori roti( grilled bread), Sugar cane Juice, Chutneys, Poppadums, Ghee, Rice Thaali served with six different side dishes on Plantain Leaf and the list goes on..
Nizamia observatory, Saradhi Studios, HUDA Maitrivanam, Huda Swarna Jayanti Complex, Aditya Enclave, Aditya Trade centre, Satyam movie Theatre, Gurudwara, Lal Bungalow.
The Nizamiah Observatory played an important part in the first ever-international project for collaboratively photographing and mapping the skies – the `Carte du Ciel.’ The observatory, which was the first to have catalogued and mapped both the Northern and Southern skies, now stands desolate and in ruins. This is another proof of Negligence of the Authorities.
A multi-speciality hospital, shopping centres, educational institutions, multi-cuisine restaurants, two famous sweet shops — Ameerpet is brimful of the ingredients to qualify as a prominent centre in the twin cities.
But unlike Banjara Hills Road No. 12 or Lifestyle or M G Road, Ameerpet is less of glamour and more of utility centre meant for the urban middle class. The shops and establishments are forever teeming with hoards of people, and as a result the traffic here is very dense. Traffic snarls are a common phenomenon at Ameerpet junction.
There are a number of reasons for the unusually long traffic jams in this area.
The problem is chronic on the road leading from Punjagutta junction to Ameerpet crossroads. “It is a pity that none of the socalled shopping centres in Ameerpet provide parking facilities,” said Radaiah, who runs a textile shop.
Adding to the chaos on the street is an APSRTC bus stop right in front of the Chermas shopping centre.
Absence of a bus bay is acutely felt during the evening hours when the home-bound crowd from office and college flock to this bus stop. RTC buses stopping in the middle of the road and invariably holding up the traffic flow is not a rare sight here.
Another major reason adding to the traffic problem is the large number of private buses that dot the roads waiting to pick up passengers. These buses, mainly to destinations like Shirdi,Mumbai, Vijayawada, Visakhapatanam, Pune, Kadapa, and Tirupati, park haphazardly on the road. This blocks the traffic and more often than not, the traffic police turn a blind eye to this.
The endless list of woes apart, there are several aspects that endear Ameerpet to the residents of the city. One of the aspects being easy availability of seven-seater and threewheeler autorickshaws at any time of the day and night. A fleet of autos are always available at the junction, making it specially convenient for those returning home late night.
Food, Restaurants, Hotels:
Harsha Deluxe Mess, Srinivasa Nagar Colony (West), Ameerpet Main Road, Hyderabad,
Bhavani Mess 6-3-788-A/46 , Durganagar Colony Ameerpet, Parkasham Nagar , Hyderabad
Sathya Deluxe Mess 8-71/16, Main Road, Ameerpet Sanjeev Reddy Nagar
Kakatiya Mess – Ameerpet
Anupama Mess – Ameerpet, Lakdikaapool
Leela mess – SR Nagar
Fish Land Restaurant
Swagath Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Ph: (+91)-(040)-2373 3987/2375 0382
Ullaasa, Dharam Karam Road, Green Lands, Tel: (+91)-(040) 2373 9091 Nice ethnic ambience and the rooftop setting is amazing, and the food is excellent.
Sitara Ameerpet Tel: +(91)-(040)-2373 5444.
Seventh Heaven Punjagutta X Roads, Tel: +(91)-(040)-6666 8822, 6666 8833. Nice rooftop bar and restaurant.
GOLDEN CAVE Ameerpet.
Aditya Park Inn, Ameerpet Tel : +91-40-55788888, +91-40-55789999 (Fax), Midnight Biryani is one attraction
Hotel Green Park , Greenlands, Begumpet Ph: +91-040-6651 5151, 2375 7575, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athithi Inn (Greenlands)
Chutney’s (Nagarjuna Circle) Ph:91-40-2335-0569, 2335-8484, 5557-8651 One of the Best Hotels serving authentic Vegeterian Food. A ‘not to be missed’ affair for veggies or vegans.
Minerva Coffee Shop (Somajiguda,Ameerpet, Himayatnagar & Nayapul), Jiva (Raj Bhavan Road), Shanti Bhavan (Raj Bhavan Road)Ph:91-40-2340-4635, 2341-5910
Chillies Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Ph: (+91)-(040)-5578 8867
Copper Pot (Hotel Manohar Begumpet)
NEEDS Dhaba, Begumpet. This miniature setup down the lane next to Lifestyle building is the authentic taste of the highway Dhabas you will find all over Punjab and nearby North Indian towns.
Aditya Hometel, Hyderabad
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has launched Aditya Hometel, an economy segment hotel in Hyderabad. The hotel is ideally located in the IT hub of Ameerpet, which is also the business district of the twin cities. The area is noted for its educational centres and is at a convenient distance from major city landmarks. It is approximately three kms from the airport and seven kms from the railway station, with easy access to the Hi-Tech City and Hitex.Blending contemporary design with bright interiors, Aditya Hometel has 92 rooms, each offering a variety of amenities that include comfortable beds with duvets, tea and coffee makers, mini bars, safe deposit lockers, writing desks, LCD televisions and broadband as well as wi-fi connectivity. Multiple dining options are available at the hotel’s multi-cuisine restaurant. Conferencing facilities include two meeting rooms and a business centre. In addition, the hotel also offers laundry and valet service, foreign exchange and it has a travel desk.
The Ameerpet branch of Blue Fox and Minerva Coffee shop ( Ph: 3220448), Regency Towers were opened in 2001 December. With a seating capacity of around 130, Minerva Coffee Shop is a great favourite with families. After gargantuan shopping sprees, sizzling hot paper dosas is just what the doctor ordered.
Minerva is strictly vegetarian and specialises in south Indian cuisine. “We do have some North Indian and Chinese items but we are known for our south Indian snacks. The biggest favourite after the paper dosa, according to manager P. Rodricks is “paneer butter masala. Seventy-five percent of the people order it.” All who have a problem making decisions of course go for the north Indian or the south Indian thali.
“This is an important commercial area and with the reasonable price and our emphasis on quality and quantity, we invariably have a full house,” Rodricks comments. Party animals and marine aquarium enthusiasts (of course) could climb a flight of stairs to Blue Fox for a multi-cuisine experience.
While Blue Fox serves non-vegetarian food, the kitchens for the two restaurants are separate and “not a spoon goes up or comes down,” according to Rodricks. Incidentally, you could celebrate your wedding anniversary at Blue Fox and you get a cake on the house.
Popular items on the Blue Fox menu include Chinese Roast Chicken, Keba Chicken, which is a kind of drumstick with “more meat on it” and Bhutan Chicken which is flavoured with brandy. The Vegetarian Platter with assorted vegetables could be checked out as well as the spicy, crisp Shangai Rolls (a kind of spring roll).
So the next time you are shopping in the area, have a reason to celebrate or want to pay a visit to the denizens of the deep, do not call your travel agent, just head for Mythri Vihar in Ameerpet.
Not even the worst traffic jams can deter seasoned shopaholics. Ameerpet isn’t exactly Fashion Street. The Nike shoes you get here were probably designed by an old mochi somewhere in Old City. And don’t be surprised if you find an Armani tag on a sherwani. While that may sound like stretching things a bit to drive home a point, the fact remains for reiteration that Ameerpet isn’t exactly Fashion Street.
But hey, talk of saris and salwars and other nine-yard stuff and you’d be left scratching your head to figure out a better place in the twin cities to take the family out on festival shopping. Down the years, Ameerpet has replaced Abids as the nerve centre of family shopping. With more outlets popping up – not to mention the presence of heavyweights like Cherma’s and Chandana Brothers – the textile boom in the place still shows no signs of fizzling out. On the flip side, however, the traffic has become a nightmare but as seasoned shoppers would say – nothing ventured, nothing gained.
More players have entered the fray and by the looks of it, there’s enough pie for all the tycoons to sink their teeth into. “It doesn’t matter how much of competition exists. What matters is the quality of goods and the service that outlets can offer customers. Despite the crowded playing field, I still think there’s place for a couple more shops,” says A. Subhash, owner of the new-look Kalamandir that deals in saris.
That the customer is a king is an opinion and business view shared by almost all the traders in the area. It goes without saying that every shop worth its kanjeevaram silks has a following of loyal customers, who keep coming back for more. Says P. Venkateswarlu, proprietor of the recently set up RS Silks, “Far from the profits being distributed, I think this will actually increase the customer strength in the area. Besides, we have a loyal clientele to cater to. Some customers from other clothing outlets might actually switch loyalties and come over to our side.”
So what do you get when all roads lead to Ameerpet during festival season? No one needs a thinking cap to answer that one. There will be clogged roads, collisions stopping short of crash tests, curses and apologies. In short, there will be that unfailing sign that Hyderabad is no longer an itsy-bitsy metro – traffic jams. Giving the picture Bhikshapthi, a parking attendant at a municipal corporation lot, observes, “There are about five parking lots covering the stretch from S.R. Nagar to Punjagutta. That’s about enough space for 3,000 two-wheelers and 400 cars. But even this space falls woefully short during festival season. There are days when people are stuck for well over an hour.” This is obviously not good news for the faint hearted. But trust businessmen to cash in on even the adverse. Some of the big players have wisely invested in parking facilities. “We get about 10,000 customers on a single evening. At times, our place gets so crowded that there is barely enough space to move,” says Suresh Kumar, manager of R.S. Brothers that’s all geared up for the festival sprees. “To handle that crowd we have set up a parking lot in the basement that can accommodate up to 50 cars or 300 two-wheelers.” Doesn’t look like a balanced demand-supply equation, does it? But then, who said that good things in life come easy – and that includes shopping. More so, if your destination is Ameerpet, which isn’t exactly Fashion Street!
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Adlabs Cinemas, an arm of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, has announced its entry into the Hyderabad exhibition business by launching three screens at Ameerpet.
“The 45,000-sq ft exhibition facility would mark our entry into Hyderabad, one of the biggest markets for films in the country,” Mr Tushar Dhingra, Chief Operating Officer of Adlabs Cinemas, said.
He was here in connection with the launch the three screens. The facility would have a total capacity of 1,045 seats and seven food kiosks, DTS sound and Xenon projection systems.
After Prasadz, PVR, CinePlanet and the yet-to-open AdLabs, the next big Multiplex Theatre that is set to open in Hyderabad is Cinemax.
A Kanakia group company, Cinemax already operates thirteen multiplexes, predominantly in and around Mumbai. In Hyderabad, rumor has that it has tied up with veteran Telugu movie producer K. Raghavendra Rao and is going to open soon. The multiplex is located opposite L.V.Prasad Eye Hospital on the Banjara Hills- Jubilee Hills road. The building construction has been going on for quite sometime and even though there was talk that it was going to be a multiplex, I saw the Cinemax hoarding/advertisement atop it just yesterday. Shall try to get a pic of it in the coming days….
With AdLabs (in the Big Bazaar building in Ameerpet) soon to open, and now Cinemax, the movie-goer of Hyderabad will be spoilt for choice.
Fun Stuff : Sneak-peak into Daily Schedule of an Ameerpet’ian :
Wake up at 6 and get ready to attend a morning batch class offered, Walk down from a 5 storeyed hostel near Sarathi Studios to the Aditya Enclave Street.
Sipping a one-by-two hot Tea/Coffee at the Stall/Cafe with a friend.
Go to Naresh/Peers/inetSolve Technologies Institute to attend the first batch class that he misses yesterday in Evening batch.
Class ends at 9 AM and the guy is back in the street-car named desire
Sitting in the lab for couple of hours, wrestling with the code snippets on the desktop and working on his assignments for the day.
Its lunch time 1 pm,, The guy walks in for his favourite Mess Anupama/Harsha/Kakatiya hurriedly to catch a seat in the mess, like other peers who already got into jobs and few of them waiting to see their dream come true in one of the top-notch IT companies.
After a sumptuous andhra meal the protagonist munches a beetel-nut leaf dessert, coloquially called meetha pan.
At 2 PM, he quickly heads to the nearest Satyam Theater when movie tickets are available or head to low price high-speed-internet cafe to check out the email updates, interview calls from Monster,Naukri and some newsletters from Freshers groups. He quickly logs into his social networking sites and replies to some of his friends and gets in touch with friends abroad and gets quick tips on the cutting edge technologies in the US,UK market in addition to the nasty jokes they pass on. While checking all this he keep track on his favourite Bollywood,Tollywood celebrities movies,gossip,youtube videos.
At 4 PM he comes out to the Irani cafe and sips a chai(tea) and has a Osmania biscuit/Hot Jalapeno Cracker(Mirchi) while watching his Cricketing God, Sachin Tendulkar hitting boundaries in a ODI Cricket match.
At 6 PM, He goes back to the Institute to attend the Fast Track course on other technology, since he wants to complete most of the courses quickly so he can gets ample time for Interviews
Voila, He is out to meet his girlfriend at the Mytrivanam bus stop who also pursues her training course in some other institute in the evening batch. Having her convinced on his future plans to get married, asks her out for a movie in Prasad’s IMAX on the weekend, she smilingly obliges.
He tries to flatter her,while discussing on her IT course,project,interviews and waits till his girlfriend departs to her home on a city bus to Dilsukhnagar.
The Don, goes back to his mess and has his dinner of chapathis,curd rice and sambar and heads back to the Den. Plays some pranks with his roommates,one from Jharkhand,other from Nellore,Rajamundry,Nalgonda and watch some online movies at Andhramasti.info site and goes to sleep, thinking of the next day to fructify his Dollar dreams.
For staying in Hyderabad during training,it is advisable to stay close-by in Ameerpet, one can cut down on the commute, and you can network with others better.
There are lots of Hostels,Mens & Womens, which start-off at Rs1800-Rs4000 (Includes Lunch & Dinner).
Aditya Park Inn Which is situated right in the midst of all the Training Institutes.
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