The major recruitment drive in the US will support the growth of Infosys' business and enhance its capabilities, the company said in a statement.
"With this programme, Infosys will bolster its expertise in client relationship management, consulting and technical delivery. The addition of these employees will help Infosys provide its clients local market insights, industry-leading technology expertise, and timely responsiveness to critical issues," the statement said.
While 1,500 professionals will be hired for consulting, sales and delivery during the current financial year, close to 600 Bachelors and Masters graduates will be roped in from US Universities over the next 12 months.
Infosys will also recruit up to 300 management and technology graduates from US universities, who will work across multiple technology domains, including digital, big data, analytics and cloud.
Up to 180 graduates will be recruited into the Infosys consulting practice in the US and they will join existing teams advising clients on business and technology transformation strategies.
The Bangalore-based firm will also continue its global recruitment programme of hiring MBA graduates from leading business schools, recruiting 100 Masters graduates for its sales teams under this initiative.
"We believe in hiring professionals who will help us build a next-generation services company. Technology is truly reshaping the world around us today," Infosys Head of Human Resources (Americas), Peggy Tayloe said.
The recruitment drive will leverage a wide range of relationships between Infosys and academic institutions across the US, cultivated through programmes like InStep Internship Program and the recently announced collaboration with the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University.
"We are particularly looking forward to bringing a large group of graduates into Infosys in the US. This is a terrific time for young, smart and talented leaders to be graduating from the best American schools and choosing a career in the technology industry," Infosys Executive Vice President and Head of Infosys Americas, Sandeep Dadlani said.
For most Indian IT services firms, the US accounts for the largest chunk of revenues.
Infosys, which has over 1.65 lakh employees, registered 60.8 percent of its revenues from North America. Its revenues stood at Rs. 13,342 crores for the quarter ended September.