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Indian IT looking for specialists
Industry desperate for 200,000 employees

New Delhi (pte021/22.04.2003/11:06) - The Indian IT branch is looking for computer specialists to fill thousands of jobs in the sector, the Times of India reports Experts predict that over 200,000 specialists will be needed in the IT industry by 2008. This figure comes from the Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) , according to the Times.

Two years ago the influx of Indian IT specialists was extolled as being the solution to Europe's lack of workers in the branch. Now the industry on the subcontinent itself is suffering from lack of employee selection on the job market. According to NASSCOM, 1.1m software experts will be needed by 2008. At the moment, however, based on the current trend, there are only 885,000 in the workforce. That means that the industry will be 235,000 short.

The problem, says NASSCOM, stems from the education of the future workers. The Indian education system produces enough graduates - each year 1.54m students graduate - yet the students don't have the necessary preparation for a future job in the IT industry. NASSCOM president Kiran Karnik says, "The holes in their education are the main reasons for the foreseeable shortcoming of qualified IT people."

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