The Indian information technology (IT) industry has played a key role in putting India on the global map. Thanks to the success of the IT industry, India is now a power to reckon with. According to the Department of Information Technology (DIT), the overall Indian software and services industry revenue is estimated to have grown from US$ 10.2 billion in 2001-02 to reach US$ 58.7 billion in 2008-09—translating to a CAGR of about 26.9 per cent. The industry grew at 12.9 per cent in 2008-09.
IT sector plays a significant role in Indian economy and therefore a career in Information Technology is very lucrative. Information Technology can be applied in various sectors such as in banking business, agriculture, health and medicine, railways, forensic science police wireless and even in the education sector. Majority of the big cities in India consist of well established Indian and international IT companies. They offer excellent employment opportunities to develop a fascinating career. High salary is the major attraction of IT industry. India is a hot destination for IT industry due to availability of skilled and talented manpower. The candidates can enter in this field after completing relevant Information Technology courses in India.