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IT fatalities - 12/2000

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Every year, India produces more than 175,000 qualified software engineers to work both in country and across the world. The fervour to jump on the IT gravy train has many under-privileged Indian students enrolling in high-tuition short-term computer certification courses that leave them far from qualified. Many of these under-trained certificate holders spend months looking for work, only to land IT-related jobs paying $20 a month or less. The economic disparity between India's haves and have-nots is definitely evident when it comes to computer course selection. Those who can afford longer, more expensive courses have a better chance of landing premium tech jobs. With tech positions revered as being the most desirable, hundreds of thousands of Indian students are enrolling in classes, regardless of their inclinations and abilities. Read more online.

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