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Infosys to hire nearly 20,000 engineers from campuses

Will look at 'differentiated skills' given increased demand for digital technology-based services

Ayan Pramanik  |  Bengaluru 

Amit IT job cuts, Infosys to hire 20,000 engineers from campuses next year

Infosys, the second largest information technology (IT) services firm in the country, will maintain its annual at 20,000 this year, but is looking at engineers with new skills such as digital and analytics.

IT firms in the country have witnessed technology and business shifts in the past few years. Clients are now spending more on digital, Cloud and analytics. Maintenance and testing — services usually performed by freshers — are also getting automated.

This has prompted and its peers to look for new skills when they hire.

The Bengaluru-headquartered company will begin its annual in September, an spokesperson told Business Standard while confirming the number of job offers.

The placement process at engineering colleges goes on till February. IT hire in the third and fourth quarters and absorb the new work force in phases.

“Hiring at has always been driven by business. Over the years, we have only increased the spread of roles we offer on campuses. The IT industry is witnessing a change in hiring patterns with unconventional, high-value graduates with differential skills likely to be more attractive,” said the spokesperson. 

The National Association of Software and Services said the focus of the IT services sector was “shifting from scale to skill”.

College administrations, however, report they have hardly witnessed any change.

M K Panduranga Setty, president of the trust of Bengaluru-based R V College of Engineering, said, “So far, we have not seen any impact in terms of jobs. About 95 per cent of students in the final year have already got jobs. For the next year, we will have to wait and watch how the react to recent shifts in the sector.” 

Earlier this month, announced it would hire 10,000 in the US over the next two years and open four new technology and innovation hubs across the US. These would focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, Cloud, and big data. 

The company is focusing on automation to improve productivity.

“The business model is evolving because of the technology. We are driving faster adoption of automation and improved productivity. But, there are newer areas where we can be people-intensive,” said Pravin Rao, chief operating officer,

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Infosys to hire nearly 20,000 engineers from campuses

Will look at 'differentiated skills' given increased demand for digital technology-based services

Infosys, India's second largest IT services firm, looks to maintain its annual campus hiring plan of 20,000 engineers this year as well. The company is, however, looking at skills in them in newer areas such as digital and analytics to meet growing demand for these projects from clients.Indian IT firms have been witnessing technology and business shifts in the last few years, with clients increasingly spending on digital, cloud and analytics as against traditional services. It also coincides with work such as maintenance and testing, typically done by freshers increasingly getting automated. These shifts have forced companies such as Infosys to look at skills in emerging areas "We have extended over 20,000 offers on campus for this year and the number is expected to remain consistent in the coming season," an Infosys spokeswoman told Business Standard. The Bengaluru-headquartered company will begin its annual campus hiring season from September and the numbers have been consistent ..
Infosys, the second largest information technology (IT) services firm in the country, will maintain its annual at 20,000 this year, but is looking at engineers with new skills such as digital and analytics.

IT firms in the country have witnessed technology and business shifts in the past few years. Clients are now spending more on digital, Cloud and analytics. Maintenance and testing — services usually performed by freshers — are also getting automated.

This has prompted and its peers to look for new skills when they hire.

The Bengaluru-headquartered company will begin its annual in September, an spokesperson told Business Standard while confirming the number of job offers.

The placement process at engineering colleges goes on till February. IT hire in the third and fourth quarters and absorb the new work force in phases.

“Hiring at has always been driven by business. Over the years, we have only increased the spread of roles we offer on campuses. The IT industry is witnessing a change in hiring patterns with unconventional, high-value graduates with differential skills likely to be more attractive,” said the spokesperson. 

The National Association of Software and Services said the focus of the IT services sector was “shifting from scale to skill”.

College administrations, however, report they have hardly witnessed any change.

M K Panduranga Setty, president of the trust of Bengaluru-based R V College of Engineering, said, “So far, we have not seen any impact in terms of jobs. About 95 per cent of students in the final year have already got jobs. For the next year, we will have to wait and watch how the react to recent shifts in the sector.” 

Earlier this month, announced it would hire 10,000 in the US over the next two years and open four new technology and innovation hubs across the US. These would focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, Cloud, and big data. 

The company is focusing on automation to improve productivity.

“The business model is evolving because of the technology. We are driving faster adoption of automation and improved productivity. But, there are newer areas where we can be people-intensive,” said Pravin Rao, chief operating officer,

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Infosys to hire nearly 20,000 engineers from campuses

Will look at 'differentiated skills' given increased demand for digital technology-based services

Infosys, the second largest information technology (IT) services firm in the country, will maintain its annual at 20,000 this year, but is looking at engineers with new skills such as digital and analytics.

IT firms in the country have witnessed technology and business shifts in the past few years. Clients are now spending more on digital, Cloud and analytics. Maintenance and testing — services usually performed by freshers — are also getting automated.

This has prompted and its peers to look for new skills when they hire.

The Bengaluru-headquartered company will begin its annual in September, an spokesperson told Business Standard while confirming the number of job offers.

The placement process at engineering colleges goes on till February. IT hire in the third and fourth quarters and absorb the new work force in phases.

“Hiring at has always been driven by business. Over the years, we have only increased the spread of roles we offer on campuses. The IT industry is witnessing a change in hiring patterns with unconventional, high-value graduates with differential skills likely to be more attractive,” said the spokesperson. 

The National Association of Software and Services said the focus of the IT services sector was “shifting from scale to skill”.

College administrations, however, report they have hardly witnessed any change.

M K Panduranga Setty, president of the trust of Bengaluru-based R V College of Engineering, said, “So far, we have not seen any impact in terms of jobs. About 95 per cent of students in the final year have already got jobs. For the next year, we will have to wait and watch how the react to recent shifts in the sector.” 

Earlier this month, announced it would hire 10,000 in the US over the next two years and open four new technology and innovation hubs across the US. These would focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, Cloud, and big data. 

The company is focusing on automation to improve productivity.

“The business model is evolving because of the technology. We are driving faster adoption of automation and improved productivity. But, there are newer areas where we can be people-intensive,” said Pravin Rao, chief operating officer,

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