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Indian tech industry to add 1.38L new jobs in FY21

Good morning!

Amid COVID-19, many people around the world, across industries, lost their jobs, but things seem to be looking up now.

According to NASSCOM, the Indian IT industry is expected to close FY21 with over 1,38,000 net new hires, taking the total employee base to 4.47 million

Interestingly, the Indian IT sector continued to gain traction — even as global output shrank by 3.2 percent due to the pandemic — growing at 2.3 percent year-on-year on the back of rapid acceleration in digital transformation and tech adoption.


NASSCOM added that the industry will close FY21 with a revenue of $194 billion.

Earlier this year, the regulatory body also stated that 1,600 new companies were added to the Indian tech startup ecosystem in a report, adding that it is seeing growth at a scale of 8-10 percent year-on-year.

Here’s hoping for a new normal — a better normal.

Also read: In a previous interview with YourStory, Debjani Ghosh, President of NASSCOM, talks about startups struggling amidst COVID-19, steps the government could take to alleviate them, and key learnings to derive from this pandemic.

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YS Learn: Anu Hariharan

Anu Hariharan, YC Continuity Fund, Partner

“As a startup founder, you need to know only a few things — talk to your users at every stage. You have to talk to your users to build something they want, and do it as frugally as possible. Don’t get caught up in valuations as a milestone.”

Anu Hariharan, Partner, Y Combinator’s YC Continuity Fund

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