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Despite layoffs, IT sector still has a reason to cheer – Here's why

Despite layoffs, IT sector still has a reason to cheer – Here's why

India added about 1,000 technology start-ups in 2017.

Nov 02, 2017, 21:52 PM IST

Indian IT industry could see upturn next year: Chandrashekhar

The process of investing in technology has sort of started picking up and this trend is actually expected to really consolidate in 2018, Chandrashekhar said.

Nov 02, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
Dependence of Indian IT companies on visas reducing: Nasscom

Dependence of Indian IT companies on visas reducing: Nasscom

Nasscom President R Chandrasekhar said the applications for work visas by Indian IT companies have halved over the last few years as the companies are leveraging new technologies to reduce dependence on visas to send workers to client sites.

Sep 19, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
Digital economy to offer 5-7 million job opportunities: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Digital economy to offer 5-7 million job opportunities: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Haryana is a base for thousands of Indian and global tech companies and there is a huge potential for the state to become an electronics and mobile manufacturing hub, he said.

Sep 15, 2017, 18:35 PM IST
Indian IT expected to hire 1.3-1.5 lakh people this financial year: Nasscom

Indian IT expected to hire 1.3-1.5 lakh people this financial year: Nasscom

The domestic market is expected to grow 10-11 percent, it said.

Jun 22, 2017, 14:09 PM IST
Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector, tough times likely to continue

Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector, tough times likely to continue

IT outsourcing has long been one of India`s flagship industries but experts say automation, a failure to keep up with new technologies and US President Donald Trump`s clampdown on visas is creating industry-wide upheaval.

May 31, 2017, 11:48 AM IST
No reduction in H1B visas to India: Sitharaman

No reduction in H1B visas to India: Sitharaman

In a bid to ease apprehensions of the IT industry over the H1B visas, Commerce Ministry Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that India will get the same number of visas, though only the category of people to whom these are awarded may undergo a change.

May 20, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
No mass layoffs; workforce realignment happens every year: Nasscom

No mass layoffs; workforce realignment happens every year: Nasscom

Stating that the reports of mass layoffs were incorrect, it said workforce realignment, linked to performance appraisal processes, is a regular feature every year.

May 12, 2017, 22:17 PM IST
TCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: Nasscom

TCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: Nasscom

IT industry body Nasscom on Monday came out in defence of its members TCS and Infosys, saying the two accounted for only 7,504 -- 8.8 per cent -- of the approved H-1B visas in 2014-15.

Apr 24, 2017, 21:04 PM IST
Australia visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom

Australia visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom

The Australian government's move to eliminate the 457 visa category would not have a major impact on visas granted to Indian IT workers, industry body Nasscom said on Wednesday.

Apr 19, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

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Apr 19, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Nasscom cautions over revamp of lottery system for H-1B visas

Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday warned that the US' move to replace the lottery system for issuing H-1B work visas with a merit-based approach could have "unintended consequences" even as it sought to downplay any immediate impact on IT companies this year.

Apr 19, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
Changed H-1B visa norms don't mean much for India: Nasscom

Changed H-1B visa norms don't mean much for India: Nasscom

The Indian IT industry body Nasscom on Tuesday said the clarifying guidance by the USCIS on eligibility for computer programmers under the H-1B visa norms will have little impact on its members, as the clarification has been the adjudicatory practice for years.

Apr 04, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
More trouble for Indian IT professionals: After US, Singapore tightens visa norms

More trouble for Indian IT professionals: After US, Singapore tightens visa norms

While the Trump administration, on one hand, fuelling rise in anxiety in India with its clampdown on H1-B visa programme, Singapore has been quietly cutting down visas for Indian IT professionals over the last few months, the Times of India reported today.

Apr 03, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Would continue to engage with Trump admin on H1B issue: India

The government on Thursday tried to assuage concerns of Indian professionals over H1B visa, saying the steps taken by the US were aimed at illegal immigration and it would continue to engage with the Donald Trump administration on the issue.

Mar 09, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Suspension on expedited H-1B visa to affect IT companies: Nasscom

Suspension on expedited H-1B visa to affect IT companies: Nasscom

Industry body Nasscom on Sunday said that US' decision to temporarily suspend the expedited premium processing of H-1B visas will lead to process delays for Indian IT firms too.

Mar 05, 2017, 16:05 PM IST
Not much has changed in IT since last Nasscom guidance: Infosys

Not much has changed in IT since last Nasscom guidance: Infosys

Infosys on Thursday said IT industry lobby Nasscom deferred guidance for 2017-18 because not much has changed since the last review in November and asserted customers remain "optimistic".

Feb 16, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
Trump impact? Nasscom defers annual growth forecast to May

Trump impact? Nasscom defers annual growth forecast to May

The IT industry lobby Nasscom on Wednesday said the sector will grow at the lower end of its revised target in fiscal 2017, but deferred guidance for the next financial year by a quarter, as the headwinds rise.

Feb 15, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman to hold meeting with industry on US visa issue soon

Nirmala Sitharaman to hold meeting with industry on US visa issue soon

Amid concerns being raised by India Inc on the US visa regime, the Commerce and Industry Ministry on Monday said it will soon hold a meeting with industry including Nasscom to discuss the issue.

 

 

Feb 06, 2017, 18:14 PM IST
H1B overhaul: IT cos see costs rise, dearth of skilled workers

H1B overhaul: IT cos see costs rise, dearth of skilled workers

Indian IT firms face the risk of higher operational costs and shortage of skilled workers with the proposed overhaul of popular H-1B visa regime by American President Donald Trump, leading to a sharp slide in tech stocks and prompting India to convey its concerns to the US.

Jan 31, 2017, 19:18 PM IST