Keywords: engineering education, India, information technology, IT industry, ITES-BPO, IT software, IT services, knowledge workers, manpower shortage, off-shore development, software services, exports, technology management, skills shortage, software industry
Manpower shortage crisis in Indian information technology industry
Indian IT industry has drawn attention of the world for its spectacular growth over last decade. Concurrent emergence of global economy and boom in Information Technology industry has brought unexpected opportunity for India. Because of a variety of reasons, Indian IT industry has become globally competitive and a frontrunner in software services exports. However India's position as a leading IT nation could be seriously endangered soon for want of adequate skilled manpower. This paper assesses the manpower scenario of India's IT industry and its effect on the industry's long term prospects.