Compiled by ::• DEEPAK GUPTA• DEEP JYOTI DAS• CHARU
Definition of a - Superpower• A country that has the capacity to project dominating power and influence anywhere in the world, generally characterized by strong growth rate, defense power and foreign influence and so may plausibly attain the status of global hegemon.• Some Examples :
INFORMATION• Information technology has put India on the centre point of the globe. This is only field or sector where India has competitive edge. India on this field has made fast and influential improvement, providing the economy a boost. This has given growing base to the service sector of the Indian economy.
India as IT Superpower?• Indias IT software and services exports alone are estimated to cross an ambitious US$ 50 billion by 2012 (the NASSCOM-McKinsey 2003 Report).• Mature processes (based on global standards such as ISO, SEI CMM Level 5 and CMMi Level 5), that have given the Indian IT sector a high quality, state-of-the-art-orientation
Indias IT manpower forms the crucial link • It will finally be the contribution made by Indias young IT talent that will tip the global scales in the countrys favour and establish it as a "superpower" in the market.
India’s current status in the field ofsupercomputers •Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) of India has been ranked as the 4 fastest th supercomputer in the world and fastest supercomputer in Asia. India, marks a milestone in India’s effort to build an indigenous high performance computing solution.
• India can boast of fifteen such machines ofwhich five systems are from Centre forDevelopment of Advance Computing (CDAC),proving its status as a leadinghigh performance computing centre in thenation.
Futurestudent of PhD student at MIT, Pranav Mistry, a person of Indian origin •A 28 year in computing – An Indian’s Sixth Sense is the mastermind behind a revolutionary technology called ‘Sixth Sense’. He invented ‘Sixth Sense / WUW ( Wear UR World) ‘ which is a wearable gestural, user friendly interface which links the physical world around us with digital information and uses hand gestures to interact with them.
Indians who made the difference Many individuals like Dr. Vijay Bhatkar and Dr. Ramani working in government organizations, and individuals like NR Narayana Murthy of Infosys, Azim Premji of Wipro and Atul Nishar of Aptech and Hexaware have put India at the forefront of computing revolution.
outsourcing• With over 410,000 employees, India is the 2nd largest employer in IT software and services industry.• Huge pool of English speaking and computer literate manpower.• 70,000 private training institutes for computer education – 1 million trained every year.