“Lack of programming skills is adversely impacting the IT and data science ecosystem in India. The world is moving towards introducing programming to three-year-old! India needs to catch up,” said Varun Aggarwal, CTO and Co-Founder, Aspiring Minds.What’s more alarming is that a survey conducted by the same company in 2016 in partnership with fresher jobs portal Myamcat.com revealed that the most in-demand job role, based on the number of applications received, was software developers. 38% of the pie of job applications were in the field of software developers/web architects. Now the real question is that if the budding go-getters of IT jobs are not theoretically sound, how will they kindle innovation and strengthen the spine of India’s software sector? While TV Mohandas Pai, former Chief Financial Officer of IT giant Infosys, has rubbished the study by Aspiring Minds, a report like this might further degrade the employability of Indian software engineers in the IT industry. Times have become tougher with the tightening visa regimes in the US and other countries like Australia and Singapore.
Pai’s stance was further backed by renowned Indian entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, who currently heads biotechnology company Biocon as the Chairman and Managing Director. Shaw was seen to be in full agreement with Pai and she openly expressed her confidence in Indian IT aspirants.
engineers: 95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs: Report – total rubbish, stupid study https://t.co/rdcWZWuzLs— Mohandas Pai (@TVMohandasPai) April 20, 2017