Growth oriented technological careers



India is fast emerging as a key one-stop destination for game development on the world map. Industry analysis, believe that by the end of 2006, 529 million people across the world will play interactive TV and PC games.

With the gaming industry under increasing pressure to reduce development time and production costs, many publishers and studios consider outsourcing. And this is where the Indian game developers with their world-class quality and game development experience step in, opening up a multi billion dollar opportunity for the Indian developers.

The industry which currently employs 5,000 people, expects to generate over 30,000 jobs within three to four years. Opportunities exist for animators, musicians and content providers

Apart from having inborn talent, which is essential, one will have to have training from an art or design school through a bachelor’s degree or diploma program in fine arts/applied art/visual art/commercial art/graphic design/animation design/visual communication design etc.

Embedded systems:

A combination of computer hardware, software and additional mechanisms, embedded systems are programmable components designed to perform a specific function within a given time frame. The global market today is worth $ 1 trillion, and will continue to grow at an exponential pace. Industry analysts estimate that over 54% of future software development will be in the embedded technology space. In embedded software development and chip design, India continues to lead. Analog Devices, Cadence Delphi, Intel, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Samsung, and Texas Instruments are examples of companies sourcing part of their embedded system requirements from India.

Currently, in India , there are over 2500 companies working in this area. There is great demand for programs in this area. There is great demand for programs in telecom companies in the US. And there are opportunities aplenty in South East Asian countries.

Openings exist for a software developer qualified in Assembly, C, C++, or Java. Need is also felt for hardware experts with a background in electronics and PCB fabrication. Then comes testing and debugging, which makes the system crash proof, which is the work of a testing engineer who tests hardware, software and integrated systems.

A career in embedded systems would typically require a BE/ diploma in electronics /MCA/BCA/B Sc (physics).


The market for e-learning and learning management solutions is estimated at about $23 billion and growing at a steady pace.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects an addition of over 1.3 million new jobs in the year 2006, internationally. The 108% increase is due to technological advancements and the need for highly skilled workers. With a growth in the outsourcing of instructional designing works, there are already more than 5,000 instructional designers in India. As more outsourcing works pour in, this would increase to a demand for thousands of instructional designers.

The need for instructional designers is being noticed in e-learning both in corporate training department and education institutions. Instructional designers contribute to the design of a wide range of products for both the private and public sectors including instructional software, educational television and video, CD- ROMs for business training, computer games, and multimedia applications.

Four broad skill sets or clusters essential for most e-learning jobs are instructional design, technology, consulting, and business. Instructional design relates to the learning in e-learning. As learning materials are conveyed through technology, the technology skill becomes important.

Consulting is significant because it emphasizes the total solution and not just a catalog of courses or a particular tool. The business skill brings a professional approach to running a business or even a project team. Thus this invites not only professors and teachers from the educational sector but talent from the software, media and graphics industries as well.