Special Correspondent

TIRUVANNAMALAI: The Vice-President and Location Business Head, WIPRO Technologies, Chennai, Chandrashekar Dharuman has called upon engineering students to develop their communication and presentation skills through their own efforts, without expecting their teachers to impart these techniques. Inaugurating the first-year classes at the Arunai Engineering College (AEC) here on Monday, Mr. Dharuman said according to the latest report of the National Association of Software Companies, 65 per cent of the global information technology-enabled services were done by the Indians, while the Indian share in the BPO sector was 55 per cent. "Though jobs are aplenty, only 25 per cent of the engineering graduates and 10 to15 per cent of other graduates find placement."

Dr. Dharuman said the threat is mainly from China, where 80 per cent of the graduates were fit in the market. The IT companies in India were now investing huge amounts in conducting training programmes in order to bridge the talent gap. The AEC Principal, M. Arumugam and Professors Emeritus, R.S. Naagarazan and A.L. Abdussattar spoke.