Happy times for IT sector
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BY YOGENDRA KALAVALAPALLI :
Training institutes are bustling with activity as students are flocking
classrooms to update skills
That the Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
sectors are on a roll is no longer news. The sectors indeed are booming and with
them the job market.
Thanks to the burgeoning demand for skilled human resources, allied sectors,
most notably the IT education provider market is on an upswing.
Students, fresh graduates and those still in college, and IT employees keen on
upgrading their skills at the numerous computer training institutes across the
capital are flocking the classrooms.
The IT education market has grown by three per cent to reach Rs.4,983 crore in
financial 2009-10, says G. Raghavan, president – Individual Learning Solutions,
NIIT, one of the leading IT education providers. NIIT has led the sector with a
24 per cent market share in the same period.
Following a brief lull during the height of economic recession around the globe,
the institutes are back to doing brisk business. Over the last couple of months,
the many institutes in what is popularly referred to as ‘United States of
Amerpeet' after many students of the institutes' here who made their careers in
USA, are once again bustling with activity.
Java, being one of the most popular object oriented languages ever built, enjoys
huge demand from the industry (and hence the students), as does Microsoft .Net
that allows developers to make intelligent applications with interoperability
across platforms in a limited timeframe. Microsoft Sharepoint is another very
popular course in the market right now.
The various IT education institutes are offering motley of courses from Apache
Struts, one of the best third party Java frameworks in the market, Hibernate (a
persistent framework in which Java programme can sleep, in layman terms), Spring
(part of J2EE to implement Model View Controller architecture) to Ajax (used in
most major websites for dynamic updating of pages), Essbase (Extended
spreadsheet database), Datastage and Abinitio.
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