- TV Mohandas Pai termed as 'total rubbish' a study by Aspiring Minds
- Survey said 95% Indian engineers unfit for software development jobs
- Mr Pai is a former chief financial officer of technology major Infosys
engineers: 95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs: Report - total rubbish, stupid study https://t.co/rdcWZWuzLs— Mohandas Pai (@TVMohandasPai) April 20, 2017
The comments from Mr Pai, currently chairman of Manipal Global Education Services, comes at a time when the IT industry is facing uncertain times amid broad changes in technology landscape and tightening visa regimes in the US and other countries like Australia and Singapore. (Also read:
Tightening H-1B visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms, says Mohandas Pai)
Another business leader Kiran Mazumdar Shaw backed Mr Pai's views. "I agree @TVMohandasPai I don't know where they get this inference from. In fact blue collar workers of the future are coders," said Ms Mazumdar-Shaw, founder, chairperson and managing director of biotechnology company Biocon,
Ms Mazumdar-Shaw also holds key positions in various industry, educational, government and professional bodies. She also serves as independent member on the board of Infosys, where Mr Pai served as CFO from 1994 to 2006.
Mr Pai had in February this year too expressed confidence in the abilities of Indian IT professionals, days after a top executive of a tech company said that many of them are not "trainable".
"It is very wrong to say 60-65 per cent Indian IT cannot be re-trained. It's a very wrong statement. In Indian IT, the average age (of employees) is 27 years," Mr Pai had said.