Its so obvious that more than 3 lakh IT students graduate from India every year

Its so obvious that more than 3 lakh IT students graduate from India every year

Its so obvious that more than 3 lakh IT students graduate from India every year, but not all are placed, and this is all due to Foreign policy changed in due time. The recent attempts by IT companies such as Infosys and TCS to ease the growing concerns around the industry's capabilities to be a net employment generator, are not rooted in reality, a prominent executive search firm Head Hunters India has said, referring to the announcements by the firms of hiring 20,000 professionals each.

Expectations vs. Reality:

"Recently, domestic IT giants, Infosys, TCS, announced that they will be hiring 20,000 professionals each, thus apparently reducing the tension about IT industry's capabilities to be a net employment generator. A closer examination reveals that it is not rooted in reality," The Head Hunters India Founder Chairman Kris Lakshmikanth told PTI.

Reality Verdict:

A close examination of Infosys hiring forecast of 20,000 translates into a hiring of approximately 9,000 in India. The calculation is based on Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s public announcement of 10,000 hires in USA and another 1,000 approximately in rest of the world.

Causes of this Downfall:

  • The Donald Trump administration’s protectionist stance and overhaul of the H1B visa regime has prompted IT companies to move to local hiring, creating a sense of uncertainty in the minds of IT professionals back home in India.
  • On May 2, Sikka had announced that the IT giant will hire 10,000 Americans in the next two years and open four centres in the US in a bid to woo Donald Trump administration, which has been critical of outsourcing firms for unfairly taking jobs away from US workers.

College Placements of IT Industries:


  • The 10,000 people that will be hired will include experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges.
  • Infosys said it will also train them on key competencies such as user experience, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data and digital offerings, as well as core technology and computer science skills.
  • It is also clear that with plans of hiring 20,000 people, the projected gross number of people under employment will approximately increase from 2,10,000 as on April 1, 2017 to 2,30,000 as on April 1, 2018.


  • Talking about TCS, as on April 1 this year, it has a headcount of 4,00,000, and with the announcement of 20,000 hiring this year, it will increase to 4,20,000, but the projected net hiring as on April 1, 2018 will plunge to 3,78,000 due to 10 per cent (42,000 people) attrition, sources said. So, it looks like that the IT giants between them will have a net reduction in jobs
  • The trend of lower employee additions and shifting of workload away from human beings on to 'intelligent computers' is not confined to TCS.
  • Other IT biggies such as Infosys and Cognizant have also been working on using artificial intelligence to replace humans.


Large IT companies such as Wipro, Infosys and Capgemini are believed to be considering layoffs on a scale larger than what was witnessed during the economic slowdown between 2008 and 2010. Middle to senior level employees are likely to take the first hit while the junior workforce could also see a shakeup towards the latter half of the year.

So, if it's all well, we would have a great start in this years of placements in IT industries. However, it's pretty clear that the policies of obnoxious Trump has made the IT sector of India as hell. Let us know what you think in our comments section!

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