B.Tech degrees won’t suffice in future in IT sector, says this IT veteran

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Former Infosys CFO T.V. Mohandas Pai said only B.Tech degrees in future in IT sector won’t suffice and young graduates will have to go for specialised courses.

He said in order to get a good job, B.Tech graduates will have to do specialisation.

"My advice to all the people in colleges: please do M Tech and specialise, and learn coding on your own by taking extra classes, because in future most companies will hire you based on your coding knowledge. They are not going to catch you raw and give you training for six months and pay for it. Why should they waste their time? They will test you on your coding skills and if you know very good coding, they will hire you," Pai told PTI.

When asked about salary of freshers not growing in the Information Technology (IT) industry in the past two decades, Pai termed it as a "great tragedy". This is because the whole industry is not growing at a fast pace, he said.

Global spending in IT is projected to grow only two per cent this year, a figure which was 3-4 per cent earlier. "That is also having an impact," he said.

IT industry is expected to hire 1.5 lakh to 1.6 lakh people this year, he said.

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