India demands more Engineers in Future
India needed thousands of engineers and technocrats, particularly software professionals, in the years to come. It will require at least 10 million IT professionals by 2020 to face challenges and growing demand, according to K. Purushothaman, Regional Director, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), apex trade development body of the Indian IT – BPO industry, employing 2.23 million professionals.
He was inaugurating a national seminar on ‘Research challenges in cloud computing,’ at P.S.N.A. College of Engineering and Technology near here on Friday.
Despite an unprecedented economic downturn, owing to global recession, the industry has started witnessing growth this year. Services and software segments were estimated to cross US $ 1.2 trillion by 2012 which was more than 5.2 per cent growth expected in the total IT spending. Moreover, several IT companies will come up in Tamil Nadu this year.
Recruitment drive through campus interview by software companies will also be good, he added.
Similarly, worldwide cloud services were expected to reach $148.8 billion in 2014.
Cloud computing has immense potential for research. The NASSCOM has been propagating it for the past one year.
More training programmes and research initiatives were essential for an overall development of students. Colleges could create private clouds and then make them public or attach to a larger public cloud like Amazon EC2 using software Eucalyptus.
Besides an effective curriculum and development of soft skills, he said colleges should mould students on the basis of industry needs.
At the same time, students should have complete knowledge on industry, essential one for facing the interview. Students should know more about companies and their style of functioning.
The colleges should boost innovative thinking of students to help them build self – confidence, he advised.
Briefing about the NASSCOM, the Regional Director said that accelerating trade development efforts, improving talent supply, strengthening local infrastructure, building partnerships and driving operational excellence were its prime goals. It has boosted the process of Innovation, IT workforce development and enhanced cyber security.
It has been delivering world – class research and strategic inputs for the industry and its stakeholders and expanding the quantity and quality of the talent pool in the country, he added.
In his special address, college Principal S. Sakthivel said cloud computing helped efficient utilisation of the system.