Information Technology and Women Empowerment in India

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Information Technology and Women Empowerment in India

Dr.Nasir Zamir Qureshi Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Adil Amin Bhatt Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Abstract

Information Technology has revolutionized the world as never before and Indian women are no exception to it. Workforce trends show that a large
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The fact that IT sector in the country has increased at an incredible rate of 35% per year for the last 10 years reinforces the view that India is world class in IT. The contribution of IT sector to national GDP will be around 8.5% during the year 2010-2011. The IT sector revenue is expected to increase from Rs 1276 billion in 2004-2005 to Rs 6435 billion in 2011. Availability and adequate supply of skilled and knowledgeable workforce and the quality of infrastructure is critical for the growth of IT in India. The IT sector is one of the largest employers of women, and therefore, can play a crucial role in women empowerment and the reduction of gender inequalities. As per NASSCOM (2010) estimates, women comprise 30-35% of the entire workforce in the IT sector. The number of software professionals has been growing continuously over the years. There is 60% increase in the number of women employees working in the Indian IT sector from 2006-2008 of the entire workforce of 400 million working in the IT sector, 30-35% is female and among them 20% work in urban India(NASSCOM 2008).

Today women with their smartness, grace and elegance have conquered the whole world. They with their hard work and sincerity have excelled in each and every profession. Women are considered to be more honest, meticulous, and efficient and hence more and more companies prefer hiring women for better performance and result.

There are several employment opportunities in IT for young
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