China is today the largest producer of engineering graduates in the world, with some 600,000 passing out of its colleges and universities last year.As per this Rediff article “According to the All India Council for Technical Education, India produced 401,791 engineers in 2003-04, 35 per cent being computer engineers. In 2004-05, the number of engineering graduates increased to 464,743, of which 31 per cent were computer engineers.Compared to India and China, the United States produces only 70,000 engineering graduates every year. All of Europe produces just 100,000.
India currently has 113 universities and 2,088 colleges, many of which teach various engineering disciplines. Engineering colleges in the country have been growing at 20 per cent a year, while business schools have grown at 60 per cent.
With more that 50% of Bihar population in the age group of less than 30 years we are actually on a point where either we can make great strides or the situation will get more chaotic
Some of the things which really augur well for Bihar are:
Despite the decline in overall growth and development we have continued to invest and excel in the field of education. Students of Bihar have traveled miles for even basic college /graduate level education.
We are as a society always committed to academic achievements and results from all national level competitions shows that the performance of Bihar students is remarkable despite the obvious shortages on infrastructure front.
Lets just hope that we are able to tap this potential and change the fortunes of Bihar .If India has to challenge and retain its competitive advantage in the field of IT in the days to come it’s time Bihar plays a critical role in having a pool of competent Trained Manpower Resource, which is able to not only fill the required positions but also helps in changing the fortunes of the country and State.
We are also seeing the growth of small tier -II cities and towns scaling upto the global requirements.The increased demand and pressure on existing Urban cities means that we have to develope small centres of excellence.
Given the nature of IT industry which is not geography centric(it’s a flat world) but based on talent availability and cost ,I think we just need a small momentum to shape the future.Senior professionals in the Industry feel that we really need to tap the existing manpower in these states.