Indian Information Technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. The IT industry has built very valuable brand equity for itself in the global markets. The Indian IT Industry comprises of software industry and information technology enabled services (ITES), which even includes business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. Indian IT Industry is considered as a pioneer in software development and a favorite destination for IT-enabled services. In the year 1974, the origin of IT industry in India can be traced, when the mainframe manufacturer, Burroughs asked its India sales agent, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to export programmers for installing system software for a U.S. client.
According to India’s National Knowledge Commission, India would experience a knowledge revolution which can be seen by the dramatic revolution in the field of Information and Technology. Information Technology comprises of wide range of activities like Office Automation, Telecommunication and Computing, therefore provides job avenues for those who have acquired the right qualifications for it. In the beginning of this millennium, National Association of Software and Services Companies made estimation that India would require 10,00,000 trained software professionals for the coming years.
The present availability of such skilled people is only 5% of the required amount. So we can understand that this sector is going to provide employment to a large number of such professionals. Specialized field of IT requires academic and technical skills accordingly. Many diploma and degrees courses are there for those who have an aptitude and flair for the subject. These are:
- Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)
- Bachelor in Science with Computers (B.Sc)
- Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)
- M.Sc in omputers
- Masters in System Management
- B.Tech and B.E
- Certification Courses
- Diploma in Computer Applications
- Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications
Today more than 2.3 million people are employed in the IT sector making it one of the biggest job creators in India and a mainstay of the national economy