New Delhi: IT services firm HCL Technologies on Wednesday posted a 28.7 percent increase in net profit at Rs 602.5 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 468.2 crore in the January-March quarter of the last fiscal (2010-11), HCL Technologies said in a statement.

The company's revenues for the reported quarter were up 26 percent at Rs 5,215.6 crore from Rs 4,138.2 crore in Q3 of FY11.

"A key strategic shift in the global IT industry has been the levelling of the playing field between the Indian origin service providers and the global MNCs. It is encouraging to note that HCL has continued its growth trajectory even in this environment," HCL Technologies Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Shiv Nadar said.

The company has announced an interim dividend of Rs 2 per equity share of the face value of Rs 2 each.

During the quarter, HCL Technologies added 1,394 people (gross), taking the total headcount to 82,464 on March 31, 2012.

(Agencies)