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Talent Scarcity Crimps IT's Growth, Says Narayana Murthy

Infosys Technologies chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy

"I think we just need to sit down and plan and provide opportunities for state governments, the central government, inter-state institutes to start more institutes . . . to focus on technology education," says Infosys Technologies chairman N.R. Narayana M

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The scarcity of computer science engineers in India has led to the booming information technology sector poaching talent from other engineering disciplines, according to Infosys Technologies chairman and chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy.

"Today, by and large, majority of the engineering graduates that we take come from non-computer science backgrounds. We have electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and civil engineers. Given that this country is on high economic growth path, we have come to a stage where we should take only computer science people and we don't take away engineers who can build factories, dams and power plants," said Murthy on the sidelines of the 10th Annual Convocation International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India.

Last year, Infosys hired 20,000 to 22,000 people who were from non-computer science backgrounds.


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