Availability of suitable human resources is one of those factors which have
made India one of the hotspots of Outsourcing/IT industry. India is home to
a vast pool of human resources consisting of educated, English speaking,
tech-savvy personnel. Every year, approximately 19 million students are
enrolled in high schools and 10 million students in pre-graduate degree
courses across India. Moreover, 2.1 million graduates and 0.3 million
post-graduates pass out of India's non-engineering colleges. These figures
very well give the idea of human resources availability in India.
This great pool of human resources holds the key to IT/Outsourcing
destination i.e. India. If the flow from high schools to graduate courses
increases even marginally, there will be a massive increase in the number of
skilled workers available to the IT/Outsourcing industry. If we calculate
the availability of human resources at current rates, there will
approximately be 17 million people available to the IT industry by the year
India definitely enjoys the benefits of a vast pool of skilled workers who
are proficient in English language. India produces the largest number of
graduates every year and most of these graduates have the knowledge of
English language. Thus, language is one of those factors which attract MNCs
to contract out their business operations to Indian Outsourcers and IT
companies. Though there are competitors like China which also have a large
pool of skilled workers but they don't have enough graduates who have
command over English language.
In addition to this the Indian education system also places strong emphasis
on mathematics and science. This has resulted into a large number of science
and engineering graduates. Mastery over quantitative concepts coupled with
English proficiency makes India one of the hot spots of the IT/Outsourcing
word. It has enabled the India to take advantage of the current
international demand for IT.
Quality Man Power
In term of human resources, there are a number of countries who are at an
advantageous position but the real difference between them and India is of
quality man power. In the field of information technology and computer
software India experts have proved their worth beyond doubt. India is rich
not only in terms of number of qualified people but the quality of our
professionals is also of international level.
Indian programmers are known for their strong technical skills and their
eagerness to accommodate and engage clients. In some cases, clients
outsource work to get access to more specialized engineering talent,
particularly in the area of telecommunications. Expertise in English
language is also a great strength of India and it has definitely helped
India in increasing its manpower quality.