With the Indian government poised to unveil a new curriculum in the coming months, many young tech workers are hoping to land a job at one of India’s major tech firms.
With the aim to attract top talent to the country, the government recently announced that it would start awarding degrees and certifications in tech to students at its colleges and universities.
Tech companies have already been quick to jump on the bandwagon, with a total of 872,000 jobs at top-tier firms set to open up across the country in the next six months, according to a recent report by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
India has been a tech powerhouse for decades, and has been growing steadily over the past decade as its technology companies have made strides in leaps and bounds.
In 2016, the country recorded 1.36 trillion rupees ($27.6 billion) in gross domestic product (GDP) and 2.35 trillion rupee ($28.6 million) in government expenditure.
The CII report found that nearly half of India has a technology talent pool of around 500,000 people, with nearly half working in the software sector.
While some young people are taking advantage of this opportunity to apply for jobs at tech giants, others are trying to find a path to an entry-level position.
Recruiters and employers alike are quick to say that they are eager to fill jobs, as many of the tech giants are eager for the talent.
Recruiting is a critical aspect of any tech company’s success in India.
Tech job candidates are looking for companies with a diverse workforce, a tech-savvy and globally-minded workforce, and the right mix of skills.
The recruitment industry is booming in India, with more than one billion people applying for jobs in India every year, according the latest data from the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW).
The industry is also expanding rapidly, as India now has the most startups per capita in the world.
The number of companies in the country jumped to a record 2.7 billion in 2017 from 1.7 in 2015.
However, it remains a very competitive market with only 1.05 million startups in India compared to 1.3 million in the United States, according ToEcho.com, a job search website for Indian tech workers.
A survey by ToECHO, however, found that the percentage of Indian-born tech workers is increasing.
More than half of Indian tech startups are located in the US, where they account for nearly half the companies in India with a workforce of around 1.5 million.
India’s tech sector is also booming, with an estimated $9 billion in revenue last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according a report by IT consultancy Deloitte.
While the growth of the country’s tech workforce is increasing, many people in India are still hesitant to work in tech due to the stigma associated with it.
The stigma of working in tech is well-documented, with many tech workers having to endure discrimination, and some also say that being a tech worker is a risk-free job.
However in the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of Indian graduates taking the plunge.
Recruits from the country have made a lot of strides in the tech field, with companies like Flipkart and Ola reportedly opening their doors in the first half of 2017.
Flipkarte, one of the top three most visited startups in the global tech market, has opened up offices in Delhi and Mumbai, while Ola has also announced plans to open an office in Bengaluru.
While many people are optimistic about the future of the industry, others feel that the hiring process is more difficult than it should be.
“The hiring process for new hires is still a challenge in the beginning because most of them are not aware of the risks of entering a job.
They don’t have the background in the field,” said Vicky Bhattacharya, Head of Career Services at IT staffing company, EY India.
The hiring process varies by the company, and it can be a challenge for some employees to learn about the requirements for the role, said Bhatta.
“When they apply for the job, the companies do not tell them anything about the job or the skills they have,” she added.
However with the recent announcement of the curriculum at the Indian Institutes of Technology, the hiring companies have been quick in their recruitment.
“They have started recruiting candidates for jobs as early as March,” said Srikanth Kulkarni, General Manager, Talent Recruitments, Vasante Technologies.
Kulkanni added that the companies have recently also started recruiting students from private universities, who are now being hired for roles such as web development, database management, software development, and analytics.
Kolkata-based company, HireBag, also has been hiring for positions in the fields of web development and database management.
“We have been hiring in the