Tamil Nadu enjoys a literacy rate of 73.5% vs all-India 65.4% (census 2001)
Thriving culture of academic excellence with 25 universities, 252 engineering colleges, 207 polytechnics and 526 IT institutes.
Annual rollout of 75,000 engineering graduates (more than 35,000 in IT).
Ongoing public-private partnership project for computer science in all 1200 government higher secondary schools, covering more than 100,000 students a year.
Linguistic skills covering English and vernacular.
Highest density of software professionals in India with more than 4,00,000 IT professionals (source: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation report).

Attrition of 8-10% nearly 50% lower than in Mumbai and Delhi.