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It seems to be Infosys Turn Now. Earlier we had seen similar announcement from TCS ... now Infy... Where our country is heading too??? It'd be really nice to see these white skinned people coming into country for work... But still the maverick in myself says something negative " EXPATS POPULATION IN INDIA. A COUNTRY HAVING 1 BILLION" May not be...




MYSORE: Far away from home, university graduates are being trained by one of India’s biggest software companies to become top-notch software programmers within just 16 weeks.The graduates are being put through their paces at a center in the former princely state of Mysore near Bangalore, by India’s second-biggest software giant Infosys Technologies. Facing a shortage of skilled workers for India’s booming software and outsourcing services industry, Infosys recruiters have been scouting the world for high-quality talent to help serve the company’s more than 500 clients.

Alexis Heintz, who holds a BA from North Carolina University, is among 126 graduates recruited from 82 American universities who have chosen to work for Infosys, India’s best-known global brand. The 24-year-old said it was a tough choice to shift from arts to computer coding but she did it because she liked the company. "Software engineering is basically problem-solving, she said. "At the end of the course I’ll be a software engineer and going back to the US to work as an Infosys software engineer." Set in a 335-acre campus, the Infosys Mysore Development Center houses the firm’s Global Education Center and the Infosys Leadership Institute.

"In 16 weeks they will teach you a skill that is equal to the skill of any young man or woman anywhere in the world," Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidamabram said on a visit to the campus earlier this month. The center can train 4,500 people in one go. It has 58 training rooms, 183 faculty rooms, a cyber cafe, a library and 2,350 bedrooms. A 10-bed hospital, a basketball court, 22 table tennis courts, a swimming pool, laundromat, gymnasium, jacuzzi, six-lane bowling alley, four-screen 1,500-seater digital auditorium and a meditation hall complete the facilities.

Golf cart drivers in black trousers and white shirts ferry professionals and visitors around the grassy palm-lined campus. The National Association of Software and Service Companies, India’s leading IT body, forecasts the nation’s outsourcing industry will face a shortage of 262,000 professionals by 2012. Infosys, launched in 1981 with seven employees and now boasting a workforce of 58,000, does not believe hiring foreigners alone is going to solve the talent crunch and will be putting its main energies into training Indians.

The company believes that by having a staff with a more international face it be able to serve its customers better. Infosys has been on the crest of the outsourcing wave in the past decade, during which many Western firms have moved software development and back-office work to India. "Even though we have a great majority of Indian talent we wanted always to expand our exposure to people from local areas where we do business," Infosys Human Resources chief Mohandas Pai said.


 
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Alexis Heintz, who holds a BA from North Carolina University, is among 126 graduates recruited from 82 American universities who have chosen to work for Infosys, India’s best-known global brand. The 24-year-old said it was a tough choice to shift from arts to computer coding but she did it because she liked the company. "Software engineering is basically problem-solving, she said. "At the end of the course I’ll be a software engineer and going back to the US to work as an Infosys software engineer."



Can you post the link, please.
Since majority of the IT work is coming from USA, Indian firms have to suck up to Americans.

What is wrong with Indian firms? An arts graduate from USA learning coding in Infosys campus and becomes a software engineer? I can understand if they hire a gora/gori as a marketing head. But why entry level? How come desi girls who have arts degree dont get a chance to become software engineers in Infy? When will we shed "whites are our masters" attitude? Never I guess as longas the work is coming from whites.



 
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can u please educate me how to link the webpage here...
hai Mr. desi in ottawa,

I could understand the emotional outburst of your's as i too share something very similar.... my real question is were the country is heading towards.. ??? with every segment of the society so divided for various reasons... r we heading for another EAST INDIA COMPANY TYPE REGIME.. I'm afraid...

Regarding your request for the link kindly educate me how I should link that so that in future i can do it in the similar fashion. Mail me on For the time being click on the link below to view the same... hope this works...

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=101268&version=1&template_id=40&parent_id=22

Else u go to the home of Gulf Times being published in Doha - Qatar and check on the Indian New page... u will get that...

Take care. Bye for now


 
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"with every segment of the society so divided for various reasons... r we heading for another EAST INDIA COMPANY TYPE REGIME"
You have said it right. We are in much earlier times. Except that we don't have a Mohd. Ghori or Ghazni. Especially among the educated elite "How does it concern me? and why should I bother?" attitude. They don't even come out to vote. The other day, CNN-IBN retold the 1999 Kandhahar hijack story. The plane got hijacked from Kathmandu to Amritsar. Then to Lahore, then back to Amritsar as they were denied permission, then to Dubai. From there to Kabul, then to Kandhahar. Our corrupt ministers and bureaucrats simply do not have the moral strength. No use blaming Pak alone.

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Alexis Heintz, who holds a BA from North Carolina University, is among 126 graduates recruited from 82 American universities who have chosen to work for Infosys, India’s best-known global brand. The 24-year-old said it was a tough choice to shift from arts to computer coding but she did it because she liked the company. "Software engineering is basically problem-solving, she said. "At the end of the course I’ll be a software engineer and going back to the US to work as an Infosys software engineer."



Can you post the link, please.
Since majority of the IT work is coming from USA, Indian firms have to suck up to Americans.

What is wrong with Indian firms? An arts graduate from USA learning coding in Infosys campus and becomes a software engineer? I can understand if they hire a gora/gori as a marketing head. But why entry level? How come desi girls who have arts degree dont get a chance to become software engineers in Infy? When will we shed "whites are our masters" attitude? Never I guess as longas the work is coming from whites.




hey DIO..its good Infy is doing such a thing.. at least they dont have to worry abt
"Sone ka Chaand" and "Sone Ka Taara's"...and the soon-to-be introduced..
"Ogo Boka C****" (The last one in Bengali !) problems....

I would really love if Infy is able to take more work out of India...now that the Govt is hell bent on killing the goose that lays its golden eggs !

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It is always wise to seperate emotion from business.

Enough said.

Trinity


 
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Campus placements in TN (2006)
Hope the following Groups discussion will shed light on emp. opportunities for students completing their Eng. course.
“I am glad to inform you all that I am placed in Goldman Sachs. for details about the company u can visit http://www.gs.com”" rel="nofollow">LINK

“Hearty Congrats. I thought you were placed in TCS though??? Or you have two offers?!”

“I got placed in TCS .We are allowed to sit for dual placement once 80% of the college gets placed. Goldman Sachs visited campus yesterday and selected 5 students from our college. Will be back to bangalore by nov end”

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