Crossword Puzzle: Test Your Knowledge of the India GIC Landscape | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

We recently published a report on the Global in-house Center (formerly known as captives) landscape in India that provides comprehensive coverage of the GIC landscape in the country. (Download a complimentary preview deck of the report.) India is now home to 700+ GICs delivering a range of IT, business process and engineering services to buyers globally. Would you like to know more key insights from this report?

Let’s play a game!

Below is a crossword that captures 20 key insights from the report. (You can also download a printer-friendly version of the crossword.)


Everest Group India GIC Crossword


  1. One of the first entrants in the India GIC landscape
  2. Number of GIC divestitures in first half of 2014
  3. Numero uno country in worldwide GIC market
  4. Tier-1 city with least number of GICs
  5. Buyer geography with most number of companies setting up GIC in India
  6. Buyer geography showing decline in GIC activity in India
  7. _______ a.k.a GIC
  8. Vertical with 2nd largest average headcount in GIC

  1. Top vertical by GIC headcount
  2. Top vertical by number of GICs
  3. Tier-1 city with highest share in number of GICs
  4. Leading tier-2 city for GIC set-ups
  5. Why companies started GICs?
  6. Alternative to the GIC model
  7. Number one function that GICs in India are delivering
  8. GICs are increasingly delivering __________ beyond arbitrage
  9. Energy & Utilities GICs firms headquartered here have high share in number of GIC set-ups in India, within this vertical
  10. Sub-function within IT with highest adoption
  11. Another leading tier-2 city for GIC set-ups
  12. Cognizant acquired this GIC in 2013


Stay tuned! We will post the answer key in a few days.

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