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LinkedIn gets 2.5 million users from India; plans to hire India country head

US-based professional networking site LinkedIn.com is believed to have attracted over 2.5 million users from India. On a year-on-year basis, the number of Indian users has increased by almost 180 per cent from less than a million. The company is now planning to hire an India country head, according to Dipchand Nishar, vice president, products, LinkedIn.

US-based professional networking site LinkedIn.com is believed to have attracted over 2.5 million users from India. On a year-on-year basis, the number of Indian users has increased by almost 180 per cent from less than a million. The company is now planning to hire an India country head, according to Dipchand Nishar, vice president, products, LinkedIn.

“India is clearly an important market and we plan to grow further. We are planning to hire an India country head and are waiting for the right candidate. Once that is in place, we will look at further expansion,” Dipchand Nishar has told Business Standard.

LinkedIn users from India are largely male IT executives. Education institutes and universities are the networking site’s biggest users. Among the user groups, the University of Mumbai has the highest number of members on LinkedIn followed by Delhi University. Among companies, India’s largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services leads the pack on the professional networking site, reports BS.

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