Indian IT Firms To Hire Non-Engineering Grads To Cut Cost

It’s definitely good news for the Non-Engineering graduates but the Engineering graduates may face a job crisis given the current measures taken by IT companies in India to hire professionals. It is being speculated that, Indian IT firms will be interested in hiring more and more Non-Engineering graduates such as ┬áscience (BSc), computer science (BCA) graduates and even diploma holders for profiles such as testing and support services at lower wages.

A hiring firm opines that student from science and commerce backgrounds have a high aptitude level and thus the IT companies feel that this aptitude can be converted to technical talent with some basic training. Companies like Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, ITC Infotech and KPIT Cummins among others are hiring more of science and computer science graduates already.

Here are some facts:

  • Professionals from non-engineering backgrounds form about 5% of the total engineering workforce of Infosys. The company has hired close to 14,000 engineers and about 700 BSc graduates in 2010 – 2011.
  • Wipro Technologies hires non-engineering graduates (science & commerce) from colleges as part of it’s Wipro Academy of Software Excellence.
  • ITC Infotech plans to hire 20 per cent of its freshers from non-engineering backgrounds for testing and managed service profiles.
  • TCS is hiring commerce graduates for software development and has reconstructed coding such that some work can also be done without much engineering knowledge.

via Business Standard

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