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Career Opportunities inInformation Technology Industry Presented by T.N.C.Venkata Rangan for Rotary Club of Central Madras and Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School on 26th November 2005
What shapes my views? Bachelor of Engineering, SVCE, Pennalur CMD, Vishwak Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Microsoft Regional Director from ’99 Board of Studies Computer Science: BGCW College (Deemed), Government of Pondicherry Executive Council, INFITT Professional Bodies: IEEE Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) Kani Tamizh Sangam (KTS) Reading & Writing: Technical Journals Business Journals
Common 10 Myths About IT Careers in India1. A degree in computer science means you’re going to be rich immediately2. Everyone in IT is a Developer and talks only Java3. Only Engineers have a career in IT4. Mathematically impaired people need not apply5. Academic Marks don’t matter for getting IT Jobs6. You’ve got three professional certifications . . . you’re ready to work7. Everyone in IT works for IT companies - TCS, INFY & WIPRO8. All core work in IT is done in United States9. IT Career is not for Women10. People skills don’t matter in IT jobs
Top 4 IT Industry Myths India is software superpower; China is hardware superpower China has taken away the manufacturing cake; we can do nothing about it No high tech product design happens in India The productivity of Indian IT industry is low
Is an IT Career Right for You? Considerations: Salary range Location / Travel Constant learning A changing workplace Stress NEXT SLIDE
What Realm of IT Should You WorkIn? Planning & Development Technical Services Support ServicesMore…
IT Industry needs are beyond IT Obvious: Management Human Resources Finance and Accounting Advertisement / Marketing / Sales Important but Non obvious: Legal: Especially Cyber Law Design – Visualizing, Identifying needs, Dreaming, Creative Documentation / Writing Consultants – Vertical Specialists - Banking, Insurance, Defense, Aerodynamics, Retail, etc. Ancillary Services: Food, Infrastructure, Administration, etc.
Path to reach there Good Education Sports & Extra curricular activities Post Schooling: Polytechnic Graduation: Arts and Science Graduation, Engineering Post Graduation Technical Specialization Other Specializations: Finance, MBA, Law Training Institutes