IT Outsourcing labor shortage

Monday, June 13, 2005

Leaders from India’s growing software outsourcing and IT-enabled outsourcing services mentioned on Thursday that, Indian university graduates lack the skills needed for estimated around 1 million jobs in the next 4 years. According to Mr. Rajeeva Ratna Shah, an official of the federal planning commission, this problem is not with the quantity. But it is with the quality of talent. Federal planning commission directs India’s economic strategy. Above was mentioned at an outsourcing conference in Banglore, famous for India’s high-tech IT outsourcing services. He also mentioned only a fraction of 3 million graduates produced each year is ready to be employed in the IT outsourcing industry. Others require several months of training.

Mr. Kiran Karnik mentioned most people who apply for a back-office job lack communication skills, knowledge of international practice, and advanced computing skills. He said, in interviews companies are able to select only 8 or 9 out of 100 who apply for the job. He added, the issues are so crucial that the industry will develop its own systems to test the skill of the country’s university graduate.

Software outsourcing and offshore software development company TatvaSoft