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What after 
graduation?
Study Further 
Employment 
Options 
Entrepreneur
Gain additional skills : .Net, SharePoint, J2EE, DBA, 
Admin, Testing, Cloud, Mobile 
India? 
Post-graduation helps to spe...
Study further… 
Entrepreneur…
Both IT and ITES sectors are hugely proven, 
mature and successful 
Major revenues from Exports (Over $70 billion) 
India ...
Category # of 
Players 
Share of Export Revenue Revenue 
Performance 
Tier 1 4 to 5 45% of IT Services; 
4-5% of BPO 
> US...
1. A degree in Computer Science means you’re going to be 
rich immediately 
2. Everyone in IT is a Developer and talks onl...
Considerations: 
Roles 
Location / Travel 
Constant learning 
A changing workplace 
Stress 
Salary range 
NEXT 
SLIDE
Developer 
Develop, Deploy Software 
Tester 
Black-Box, White-Box, Performance, Usability and many others… 
Administrator ...
CTO 
Architects 
Technical 
Leads 
Senior 
Developers 
Developers 
VP 
Project / 
Program 
Managers 
Project Leads 
Senior...
Microsoft 
.Net, SharePoint, CRM, EPM, Dynamics, BizTalk, Windows Server, 
SQL Server, Windows Mobile and many others… 
Or...
ERP, CRM, SCM, 
MRP – Business 
Applications or also 
called as LOBs – 
Line of Business 
Applications 
Web Applications 
...
Obvious: 
Management 
Human Resources 
Finance and Accounting 
Advertisement / Marketing / Sales 
Important but Non obviou...
6.0% 
5.0% 
3.0% 
0.5% 
21.0% 
17.0% 
• Emerging markets such as Brazil, 
Russia, India, China, South Africa & 
South Kore...
Small to Medium Sized 
Primary Relevant Skills 
Logical & Analytical thinking 
Communication skills 
Academics is of lesse...
• Infrastructure 
• Development 
• Projects 
• Consulting 
Services based 
• Catering to the bulging SME sector 
• Large S...
Horizontal technology / solution choices 
have more demand 
Vertical solutions need industry experience 
ERP, SCM, 
CRM 
C...
3rd largest selling product for Microsoft!
Study further… 
Employment…
It is always not a new idea that can help 
you succeed 
Success lies more in the execution 
Some ideas may need high capit...
Create a Business Plan 
Discuss with family, friends and entrepreneurs 
Think about capital funding 
Think about cash flow...
Decide the path 
Gain additional skills : more than what academics 
can offer 
Know trends (current : Collaboration, Cloud...
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What after graduation 2

  1. 1. What after graduation?
  2. 2. Study Further Employment Options Entrepreneur
  3. 3. Gain additional skills : .Net, SharePoint, J2EE, DBA, Admin, Testing, Cloud, Mobile India? Post-graduation helps to specialize / get deeper knowledge Management Education best taken after few years of experience Abroad? Options: US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia Interested in settling abroad : studying abroad is a good option Corporate Universities? Wipro’s WASE (Wipro Academy of Software Excellence) Program; 4 year program with scholarship TCS Ignite
  4. 4. Study further… Entrepreneur…
  5. 5. Both IT and ITES sectors are hugely proven, mature and successful Major revenues from Exports (Over $70 billion) India revenue continuously on the raise and that’s a huge opportunity Over 400 Fortune 500 Companies outsource their software development & maintenance in India Employs over 12 Lakhs professionals English being key advantage over other countries
  6. 6. Category # of Players Share of Export Revenue Revenue Performance Tier 1 4 to 5 45% of IT Services; 4-5% of BPO > USD 2 billion Tier 2 7 to 10 25% of IT Services; 4 to 5% of BPO USD 100 mill to USD 2 bill Offshore Operations of Global IT Majors 20 to 30 10 to 15% of IT Services; 10 to 15% of BPO USD 10 mill to USD 500 mill Pure play BPO 40 to 50 20% of BPO USD 10 mill to USD 200 mill Captive BPO 150 50% of BPO USD 25 mill to USD 150 mill Emerging Players >4000 10 to 15% of IT Services; 5 to 10% of BPO < USD 100 mill (IT) < USD 10 mill (BPO)
  7. 7. 1. A degree in Computer Science means you’re going to be rich immediately 2. Everyone in IT is a Developer and talks only Java 3. Study SAP and your life is settled 4. Nowadays Mobile Development is the way to go 5. Only Engineers have a career in IT 6. Mathematically impaired people need not apply 7. Academic Marks don’t matter for getting IT Jobs 8. You’ve got three professional certifications . . . you’re ready to work 9. Everyone in IT works for big IT companies only - TCS, INFY, WIPRO, HCL, CTS etc. 10. All core work in IT is done in United States 11. If you can’t speak English, forget it 12. IT Career is not for Women 13. People skills don’t matter in IT jobs
  8. 8. Considerations: Roles Location / Travel Constant learning A changing workplace Stress Salary range NEXT SLIDE
  9. 9. Developer Develop, Deploy Software Tester Black-Box, White-Box, Performance, Usability and many others… Administrator Administer Servers, Network, Firewalls Business Analyst Analyze Software needs, Understand business, create functional specifications Graphic Designers Design Facades, User Interfaces, Web Sites, Web Apps Technical Writers Create all supporting documentation Support Services Support, troubleshoot
  10. 10. CTO Architects Technical Leads Senior Developers Developers VP Project / Program Managers Project Leads Senior Developers / Sr Non Dev Role Entry Level Role CIO, COO, CEO, CFO Technical Technical / Managerial
  11. 11. Microsoft .Net, SharePoint, CRM, EPM, Dynamics, BizTalk, Windows Server, SQL Server, Windows Mobile and many others… Oracle Java, ERP, Apps, Forms, Databases and many others… Sun (Acquired by Oracle) IBM Domino, Lotus Notes, WebLogic, WebSphere Open Source Linux, PHP, Apache, MySQL and many others… Google Android Apple iOS
  12. 12. ERP, CRM, SCM, MRP – Business Applications or also called as LOBs – Line of Business Applications Web Applications Collaboration Applications Enterprise Mobility Personal Mobility Vertical Solution 1 Vertical Solution 2 Vertical Solution 3 Horizontal Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Automotive, BFSI, Education, Professional Services And many others…
  13. 13. Obvious: Management Human Resources Finance and Accounting Advertisement / Marketing / Sales Important but Non obvious: Legal Design – Visualizing, Identifying needs, Dreaming, Creative Documentation / Writing Consultants – Vertical Specialists - Banking, Insurance, Defense, Aerodynamics, Retail, etc. Ancillary Services: Food, Infrastructure, Administration, etc.
  14. 14. 6.0% 5.0% 3.0% 0.5% 21.0% 17.0% • Emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa & South Korea (BRICSS) have shown tremendous growth in the IT investments over the last 12 months • BRIC countries have been growing faster compared to others for the last few years primarily owing to faster growth of user industries in these markets 14.0% 13.0% 8.0% 6.6% 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% 0.0% Worldwide United States Western Europe Japan China Russia Brazil India South Africa South Korea
  15. 15. Small to Medium Sized Primary Relevant Skills Logical & Analytical thinking Communication skills Academics is of lesser importance Large Due to large inflow of applicants, academic scores are one of their important criteria to filter Aptitude tests Technical tests Face to face interviews rare Campus interviews to bring in talent
  16. 16. • Infrastructure • Development • Projects • Consulting Services based • Catering to the bulging SME sector • Large Software Products many times do not fit into the exact needs or too expensive to implement • R&D Oriented Products oriented • Portal Companies • Many services offered free • Technology Cloud choices depend on trends • Android, iPhone with more than 90% in the smartphone market • Integrated experience for every industry Mobile
  17. 17. Horizontal technology / solution choices have more demand Vertical solutions need industry experience ERP, SCM, CRM Collaboration Solutions, Business Intelligence IT Infrastructure
  18. 18. 3rd largest selling product for Microsoft!
  19. 19. Study further… Employment…
  20. 20. It is always not a new idea that can help you succeed Success lies more in the execution Some ideas may need high capital Bank loans available only on collaterals Certain government schemes such as NSDC do not Venture capitalists and angel investors available, go through known sources / references
  21. 21. Create a Business Plan Discuss with family, friends and entrepreneurs Think about capital funding Think about cash flows for months or years till revenues start coming in Think about the contacts / network you have Small companies succeed in either having niche set of skills or having innovative products
  22. 22. Decide the path Gain additional skills : more than what academics can offer Know trends (current : Collaboration, Cloud, Virtualization, Mobile, Integrated Applications) Become a member of CSI (Computer Society of India) or any other professional bodies Follow LinkedIn, Facebook groups, blogs run by companies / independent professionals / communities Study & review interview questions Improve your soft skills

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