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Career Opportunities in IT Presented By Dr G P S Raghava, Scientist Head, Bioinformatic Centre IMTECH, Chandigarh Email: [email protected] res. in Web: http: //imtech. res. in/raghava/
What is IT ? Media Hype & Confusion Application of IT in Real Life Demand of IT Professionals How to Enter in IT Can We afford to Ignore It ?
What is IT – Computer+Communication+Information – Importance of Information in Life – Access and Management of Data – e-Bussiness/Software development – Role of Internet in IT – Online Documentation – Email, Web, TELNET, FTP etc.
Media Hype and Confusion II is Ultimate for Future n Effect of US trend n Re-engineering (DOTCOM) n Colleges/Courses/Training n No Quality Check n Limited Knowledge of Subject n
Application of IT in Real Life Communication (INTERNET, Mobile) n Education (Distance Learning, Video) n Software Development n Database Management n Bioinformatics n Genomics (Human Genome) n Drug/Vaccine design n
Lets Put This in Perspective n The Global IT Services Market is Expected to be worth $900 Billion with growth of 4 to 10% / annum as per Azim Premji of Wipro n Indian Software industry has grown from $ 150 million in 1990 to $ 8. 5 billion today n That Means we have only about 1% of the business!!!
Nasscom Report – Feb 2001 Highlights of the NASSCOM Survey § IT software and services professionals in India increased to 4, 10, 000 by end of 2000 vs. 2, 80, 000 in 1998 -99 § Indian IT industry will need an additional 90, 000 professionals in 2001 and about 1, 15, 000 in 2002, i. e. a total of 2, 05, 000 § Against this demand 2, 60, 000 professionals will be available
Nasscom Report – Feb 2001 § There is significant shortage of IT professionals in countries like Europe, Japan, Germany, Italy, UK, and New Zealand. § Europe alone projects a shortage of over 200, 000.
Nasscom Report – Feb 2001 § Japan expects to be short by over 1 million IT engineers over the next five years. § Countries such as Norway & Austria have jobs in the government waiting to be filled (16000 & 32000 respectively) – Giles Clarke, CEO of Stepstone, an online recruiting service provider
NASSCOM REPORT Indian Scenario n The software market grew by over 45% (from Rs. 4, 950 crore in 1998 -99 to Rs. 7, 200 crore in 19992000) C. A. G. R. 46. 8% n It is expected to gross Rs. 9, 500 crore in 2000 -01. n Focus on e-governance by state governments in India. 19 of the 26 state governments have already announced their IT policy and many others have formed high-level Task Forces. n The IT enabled services sector surpassed all expectation by showing a record growth of over 70% to Rs. 4100 Crores in 2000 -01
Job Opportunities in IT n n n n Software Development Network admin Database admin Hardware Engineering Sales & Marketing Customer Support Technical Writing n n n Multimedia Web design/development IT Enabled Services : – – – Medical transcription Legal Transcription Call centres
Where do you use IT? n n n n n Medicine Engineering Architecture Finance Management Marketing Hotel Management Travel and Tourism Interior Design
Industry Sectors FMCG Automobiles Communication & Entertainment Textiles Insurance Medicine Banking Telecom Aviation
Industries and Application Areas Transportation • Railways • Air Lines • Traffic Management Systems Power Sector • Load Dispatch Systems • Power Stations
Industries and Application Areas Insurance • All records computerised Hotel Industry • Booking systems • Knowledge Repository Public Service and Utilities
Industry Expectations - Conceptually sound - Technically strong - Technology savvy - Multiple skills - Excellent Communication skills - Self driven / Charged / Motivated - Team Player
Bioinformatics Genome is a Manual of Life n Human Genome (3 billion base pair) n Sequencing of 51 Genome finished n Protein decide function n Prediction of Protein Function n Disease Diagnostics n Drug/Vaccine Design n
Bioinformatics at IMT, Chandigarh http: //imtech. res. in/bic/ http: //imtech. res. in/ n Mirror Sites (http: //www. imtech. res. in/mirror_sites/) n Public Domain Resources in Biology (www. imtech. res. in/) n IMTECH Library on Internet (/lib/) Concept of vaccine design Protein Structure Prediction (Olympic-2000) Gene Prediction Software for general use – GNU software – SUN Freeware – Postgre. SQL n n n Site: http//: imtech. res. in/raghava/www. html
Industry Expectations BROADER ATTRIBUTES : n Strategic thinking n Learning abilities n Risk taking abilities n Broad based Expertise n New ideas & creativity
How to Enter in IT ? Degree in IT or Computers n Training Courses n n RCC courses, CEDT Mohali, APTECH etc. Qualify DOE courses (O, A, B, C Lavel) n Correspondence courses n Developer not limited to user (UNIX) n Most Important: Serious Thinking, Leannning attitude, Hardwork n
Can We afford to Ignore IT ? Answer in Single world is NO All Jobs today need computer and Internet knowledge We have to move with time We will be isolated without IT