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Bhubaneswar: Registering a staggering 11 per cent growth against the last corresponding fiscal software exports, Odisha recorded Rs2,564 crore in 2014-15 fiscal, declared the government on Thursday.
“The export turnover of software units registered under Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Bhubaneswar touched Rs. 2,564 crore in 2014-15 with 11 per cent growth,” said a release from the Electronics and Information Technology Department.
It said the growth of such exports from Odisha was higher than the national rate since 2006.
While software exports were worth Rs 2,317 crore in 2013-14, IT units in the state exported items worth Rs 1,945 crore in 2012-13 and Rs 1,610 crore in 2011-12, said the release.
The state government hoped that software exports would further increase in the next 2-3 years.
The US, which accounts for 68 per cent of total exports, has remained the top destination for IT exports from Odisha, followed by other countries like Britain, Germany, Australia, China, Canada, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore, UAE and Japan.
According to the release, 45 units contributed to the IT exports from the state during the year 2014-15. Of the 45 units, 44 are in Bhubaneswar and one is in Rourkela.
Large companies contributed 87 percent of the total IT exports, worth Rs 2,232 crore.
(With inputs from IANS)

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5 Best Jobs for Fresh Graduates

For a lot of reasons, fresh graduates yearn to land a job even before the ceremonies are held, and this deals with the fact that there are still opportunities out there

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The competition is high but there still are jobs which fresh graduates can pursue to achieve success. Pixabay
Can't land an internship? An online training course may help. Pixabay
  • In India, many graduates struggle to find a job
  • It is getting more and more difficult to get a job due to high competition
  • However, there are few fields which are best for the fresh graduates to pursue

For many graduates in India, finding a job means having to compete with others for an entry-level position. And while the country is still experiencing high dropout rates, a lot of young people are still hopeful of landing their dream job.

As compared to a private job, there is very less work pressure in the government sector. Wikimedia Commons
Many graduates are not able to land their dream job. Wikimedia Commons

For a lot of reasons, fresh graduates yearn to land a job even before the ceremonies are held, and this deals with the fact that there are still opportunities out there.

Are you on your last dregs of tertiary academia? Here are some of the options you might want to consider.

Medicine

Let’s start our list with the most in-demand profession in the country ever since. With both public and private universities offering a wide range of specializations, students basically face an increasing market for medicine graduates each year. In 2014, at least 50,000 graduates in this field have been produced, with the salary ranging from 80,000 to 150,000 rupees a month.

Medicine is undoubtedly one of the most popular job profiles for a freshly graduate.

Engineering

Experts was gearing up for a massive construction boom from 2013 to 2017, and investments in this industry are likely to increase in the future. For sure, professions in engineering provide heavy compensation packages even for entry-level positions. Senior civil engineers, for instance can earn up to 350,000 rupees a year.

IT and Computer Science

Ever since, the IT industry in India has become a major player in terms of innovation. One thing’s for sure, the country has become a hub a software and tech hub as most graduates have relocated to Silicon Valley to work with major industry giants. In India, on the other hand, graduates of computer science and software development are also afforded hefty salaries. A case in point are software engineers that earn as much as 300,000 to 400,000 rupees a year, making their professions one of the highest in the country.

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IT and computer science is yet another job which potentially guarantees success for a graduate.

 English Teachers

As India continues to develop along the lines of IT and services, foreign companies are considering on expanding their operations across the subcontinent. This would mean a greater demand for English language lecturers who could train the current workforce. Apparently, companies are investing a lot of their resources in language training; most have also hired in-house trainers, offering at least 300,000 rupees a year to individuals with intermediate to advance-level proficiencies.

 Digital Marketing

Often dubbed as one of the fastest growing labor markets to date, the digital marketing sector in India continues to offer graduates numerous opportunities to work as brand advocates, account specialists, and marketing gurus. And with grosses of up to 400,000 rupees year, who could say no to such an opportunity? But graduates need to know where to look for the best jobs in this field. For those seeking to land a career in SEO, there are many reputable companies, such as BestSEOCompanies.com.

Digital marketing is another popular profession among graduates. Wikimedia Commons
Digital marketing is another popular profession among graduates. Wikimedia Commons

As we can see by now, graduates in India have a lot of options to consider. It is still important for students to decide where they want to be as early as possible. That way, they wouldn’t have to worry a great deal on whether they could get a job or not.

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