If you meet somebody who is under 35 in Bangalore, do not ask them the typical question, what do you do? Instead, ask them, where do they work? Because, three out of five people you meet in Bangalore might be working in the Information Technology sector ï¿½ the ID cards they wear and the programming language they use are the two major differences that you can spot among these professionals. Now, this is not just about Bangalore. Cities like Ahmadabad, Cochin, Hyderabad, Chennai, Noida, Pune and many more have thriving IT ecosystem and the professionals who are part of this industry can be seen everywhere in the country. Indeed, a globalising world enabled the spectacular rise of India's IT industry over the last couple of decades and this sector not only pulled up the GDP but also came to symbolise the young India's aspirations.
Now, the availability of IT talent, or in a broader sense, the availability of tech talent in India is at the crossroads. On the one hand, we have certain skills available in abundance. On the other, digital skill-sets are in huge demand and at a premium. One of the surveys on India's human resource points out, 'speed of technological change' and 'availability of key skills' as two of the top five concerns that employers are facing today. The recruiters look for talented young graduates who are passionate about the latest technologies like cloud, automation and robotics, IoT, AI, cognitive computing, virtual, augmented reality and so on ï¿½ all of these critical skill sets are playing an increasing role in the business strategy, and therefore the talent strategy.
Understanding the need of finding the institutions that are providing the skill-sets needed to survive in this dynamic industry, in this issue, we feature 'Top 10 Promising MCA Colleges in India,' which are producing qualified and skilled IT professionals and placing them successfully in reputed organizations every year. On the cover, we feature Kristu Jayanti College, one of the premier colleges in Bangalore that offers Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Programme to produce competitive computer professionals in tune with advanced technical concepts.