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Of 5.1 lakh jobs demand, 1.4 lakh vacant in AI and Big Data: Report

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Around 1.4 lakh jobs are vacant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics segment across various sectors in India out of the total demand of 5.1 lakh employees, a report released by IT industry body Nasscom said.

As per the report released by the National Association of Software and Services Companies, out of the total demand, 3.7 lakh jobs are only currently filled and by 2021 the employee deficit would increase to 2.3 lakh, as the total demand goes up to around 8 lakh employees.

In order to meet the deficit of qualified and skilled employees, Nasscom said it would involve universities and colleges along with other companies including Wipro and Tech Mahindra to provide relevant skills to around one million employees and another one million prospective employees and students.

Currently, the trade association of Indian information technology and business process outsourcing industry has a user base of more than 200,000 from member firms who have committed to re-skilling their employees, it said in a statement.

“The Future Skills programme which was launched earlier this February, ultimately aims to reskill one million professionals along with skilling one million potential employees and students in the industry over a period of five years,” Nasscom’s official communiqué said.

Under the mega vision by the industry body, around 10 Nasscom member companies would be the “pioneers”, in the second phase of the project that would also involve universities and colleges. “Some of the ‘pioneers’ include, Wipro and Tech Mahindra (IT Services), Cyient (Engineering Services), Genpact and WNS (Businiess Process Management), CGI (Global Capability Center), Purpletalk (Products), Dev-IT and Kellton (small and medium enterprises),” added the statement.

 

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