TCS, Infy, Wipro top IT recruiters: Nasscom

Friday, 20 July 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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New Delhi: Tata Consultancy, Infosys and Wipro have been adjudged Indian IT industry's top three recruiters, according to the Nasscom top 20 list of IT-ITES employers for 2006-07.

The rankings are based on the India-based headcount of firms with IT-ITES operations in the country.

"The Indian IT-ITES industry is India's largest employment generator in the organised sector of today creating jobs for over 7.5 million people both directly and indirectly, and as per our research this figure is expected to cross 10 million by 2010," Nasscom's outgoing president Kiran Karnik said in a statement Thursday.

"A varied combination of factors have led to this - healthy growth environment, attractive remuneration and different kinds of employment opportunities in the new economy based on varying skill sets, and above all the availability of talent in India which meets the employment projections."

Others who made it to the top 20 slot are HCL Technologies, Cognizant, Satyam Computer Services, Hewlett Packard, Genpact and Oracle.

The top 20 companies collectively employ over 500,000 people of the 1.6 million employed directly in the industry, Nasscom said.

"What we do need to work on is the quality factor to ensure we remain the highest employment generator and maintain our share of the global offshore IT and ITES industry," said Karnik.

Recently, the human resource development ministry, with support from Nasscom and the IT industry, has recommended the launch of five new IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) by 2008, based on the public-private partnership model.

The ministry aims to set up about 20 IIITs over the next few years.

The industry body also recently launched NASSCOM's Assessment of Competence (NAC), an industry standard assessment and certification programme.
Source: IANS
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