IT companies may cold-shoulder BTech-only techies in future: Pai
Jobs would be hard to come by in the IT sector in future for youngsters who have only B Tech degree, and companies would prefer to hire post-graduates with specialised expertise, says an industry veteran. In future, a B Tech is not adequate to get a good job, one must have an M Tech and specialisation, says T V Mohandas Pai, former HR head and ex-Chief Financial Officer of IT major Infosys.
"My advice to all the people in colleges: please do M Tech and specialise, and learn coding on your own by taking extra classes, because in future most companies will hire you based on your coding knowledge.
"They are not going to catch you raw and give you training for six months and pay for it. Why should they waste their time? They will test you on your coding skills and if you know very good coding, they will hire you," Pai told PTI.
"In future if you want to have a job, you must have M Tech, you must know coding and you must be an expert. You must have some level of expertise," he said.
When asked about salary of freshers not growing in the Information Technology (IT) industry in the past two decades, Pai termed it as a "great tragedy". This is because the whole industry is not growing at a fast pace, he said.
"Supply (the number of software engineers) has gone up, (but commensurate) demand is not there," said Pai, who is currently chairman of Manipal Global Education Services.