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Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Birla speaks during Forbes Global CEO Conference in Kuala Lumpur September 14, 2011.Reuters file

Adity Birla Group is planning to hire about 12,000 freshers over a period of three years for its manufacturing units, taking its overall headcount substantially from the current 1.20 lakh employees.

"In the next three years, we would employ about 12,000 people at entry level. This would be graduate engineers, diploma holders, MBAs and ITIs for our manufacturing units," Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, told PTI at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday.

He added that women constitute about 30 percent of the workforce in the Group, partly due to its foray into telecom sector a few years ago.

The $41-billion (Rs. 2,50,000 crore) Aditya Birla Group is a diversified one with interests in cement (UltraTech Cement), textiles (Grasim), telecom (Idea Cellular), mining (Hindalco), financial services (Aditya Birla Financial Services) and retail (Aditya Birla Fashion Retail).

An update by the group says that it derives over 50 percent of its revenues flow from its operations spanning 36 countries.

Last month, the group announced the merger of Aditya Birla Nuvo with Grasim and list Aditya Birla Financial Services separately.

Idea Cellular, the group's telecom business, is facing severe challenge from Reliance Jio's mobile services launch recently, causing Idea Cellular shares to plunge to a fresh 52-week-low on Tuesday.