IT and ITES Industry Association of AP (ITAP) president V. Rajanna on Saturday said engineers produced by colleges in North Andhra were much in demand by the industry due to their competence.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference on opportunities and challenges in IT and IT-enabled services, Mr. Rajanna, who is vice-president and regional head (Hyderabad) of TCS, said North Andhra was considered a ‘very good’ talent hub. He said they wanted to sensitise the students to accept postings and assignments anywhere in the world.

“It’s a global market. Hence, the new appointees should not crave for a posting at their native place or close to it,” he said.

Incubation centres

He said ITAP was willing to encourage educational institutions like GITAM University to set up incubation centres on their campus so as to create opportunities for the industry as well as the students. “This will create a win-win situation with zero investment,” he pointed out.

Mr. Rajanna said there were good placement opportunities in manufacturing, infrastructure, pharma, technology and domain development, embedded systems and hardware sectors.