The word IT or more technically speaking ‘Information Technology’ has undoubtedly become a vital part in our day to day lives. It is obvious from the fact that we are totally or to a great extent dependent on ‘Digital Machines’, as they have made our life comfortable and easier. Whether we are using our washing machine, our mobile phones, commuting in a cab or paying electricity bills, IT has touched and influenced our lives in every sphere.
Information Technology which is a boon for our society, is divided into two parts, one is IT Services and second is Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). This sector has been the most important contributor to the growth of Indian economy. According to survey, it is estimated that in 1998, the IT sector contributed to 1.2% of India’s GDP, and 7.5% in 2012.
In India, IT sector is budding faster than any other sector we think of. This sector has made major contributions when it comes to employment. Lots of fresher who have done their engineering are working in IT. Many reputed companies like Wipro, HCL, Cognizant, Accenture, Infosys and more are on a hiring spree! These companies need skilled IT professionals who are well-trained in emerging technologies.
As IT sector has entered all economy division, there is lots of scope in this sector. Various Companies started to use IT technology to increase profit of their business. You can try hands in IT sector even if you are from non-IT background. You can get enrolled in best institution and learn latest programmes/courses and get placed in best company based on the programmes/courses applied.
Some of the emerging technologies include Big Data and Hadoop, Cloud Computing, Java, Android, IMS, Web Development to name a few.
Also, with the introduction of ‘Digital India’ by our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian IT sector is sure to grow tremendously and carve its niche world over! Several innovative entrepreneurs are commencing new start-ups that are shaping the bright future of Indian Economy. According to Wikipedia, The IT sector in India is creating 2.5 million jobs! With Digital transformation, most of the biggest IT companies are establishing their presence in India, because they know that India is emerging as an IT giant.
It is good know that Indian IT Exports industry constitute around 77% of the entire industry revenue. Also, domestic IT industry is doing pretty well. According to Gartner, “Top Five Indian IT services Providers are Tata consultancy Services, Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro and HCL Technologies.”
Particularly, Bangalore which is considered as the Silicon Valley of India and IT Capital of India consists of more than 35% of all the IT companies present in India. Bangalore also contributes to largest software exports from India. IT has definitely made a strong mark in lives of the youth today. It has provided tremendous job opportunities and increased the standard of living of people in India. Imagine residing in a remote area of India and working on a U.S. project, all this is possible with the Digital Revolution! IT is no more a stand-alone sector, infact, it has become an integral part finance, retail, healthcare, education, travel, automobile and so on.
Interestingly, various engineering colleges in India produce lots of engineers per year. But as there are no new updates made in the curriculum for the past few years, there is a huge gap between theoretical knowledge gained in colleges and actual skills required in IT industry. This is because the speed at which technology is changing, the institutions are lagging far behind. This is the reason why today engineers are unemployed. The recent survey says that out of 15 lakh engineers that come out of colleges every year, only 15-18% are employable.
In this scenario, institutions like IIHT come to your rescue! IIHT provides job-oriented programmes that make you more employable in the industry. Truly, IIHT is the gateway to your IT career!