India's I.T. Labor Pinch

India's I.T. Labor Pinch

The reason for the labour shortage is :

At the nation's 1,200 technical colleges, just 400,000 engineers graduate each year, estimates the National Association of Software & Services Companies, an industry trade body.

Among those, only a fourth have the skills to immediately start work at a multinational or major Indian I.T. firm.

Contrast that to 35% of engineers in Malaysia and 50% in Poland and Hungary who can perform the offshore I.T. jobs that are now migrating to countries where labor costs are low.

CIO Issues - Bangalore Bust: India's I.T. Labor Pinch: