Automation is one of the many rude shocks facing nearly three million workers in India’s $108 billion (around Rs.6.23 trillion) software industry. Year after year, as software applications became easier to use, the need for qualified engineers to maintain them has also declined.
Now, companies such as Infosys Ltd and Wipro Ltd are hiring arts and science graduates to manage projects earlier run by software engineers, Mint reported. “This is a massive shift and, unfortunately, a generation of engineers is trapped in the transition,” said Saurabh Govil, head of human resources (HR) at Wipro.
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