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Identify opportunities, students told

Staff Reporter



‘Students should think beyond major brands and names in the industry’

NASSCOM is now working on a project for Human Resources Development Ministry



Coimbatore: Students should assess their strengths and weakness and observe the events happening in the industry, identify the opportunities available and position themselves accordingly for a smooth take off of a career, said K. Purushothaman, Regional Director of NASSCOM, Chennai, on Tuesday.

Speaking at the inauguration of the two-day technical symposium on IT and 3G networks organised by the CMS College of Science and Commerce, Mr. Purushothaman said that the industry today requires more than the knowledge imparted as part of the curriculum. A mere graduation or a post graduation per say cannot assure an employment.

More than the curriculum knowledge, students should develop aptitude, proficiency in the language and communicative skills.

Hence, there is a pertinent need for the students to learn more than the text books and what was imparted in class rooms.

Exhorting the students to think beyond major brands and names in the industry, Mr. Purushothaman pointed out that IT and IT Enabled Services accounted for a large share of direct and indirect employment opportunities and there are 1,600 members with NASSCOM.

Of the total NASSCOM membership, 80 per cent are smaller companies. NASSCOM is now working on a project for Human Resources Development Ministry by ensuring Networking of Knowledge for sharing of knowledge.

At the current rate, the industry might require manpower of 4 million people by 2020.

Principal of the College, K.T. Varkey spoke.

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