Make-in-India: what is there for IT and ITES

 

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Make-in-India is the new wheel of fortune for the Indian economy. With the current talent pool, India is one of the world’s largest sourcing destinations for the information technology sector. With around ten million workforces currently employed in this industry, the IT sector has led to an economic revolution and enhanced the picture of the nation in the global economy.

With the Make in India, it is expected that this much-awaited project will attract significant investments in various sectors, including IT, thus transforming India into an investment destination. The IT and ITeS industry are eagerly looking forward to bring together major policies and reforms that can fuel its growth. This nation building initiative launched by Prime Minister Modi is dedicated to converting India into a global design and manufacturing hub. Undoubtedly, this will ignite the drive of the IT sector towards continuous efforts to grow and increase the software and related products startups in the country.

The nation anticipates positive outcomes from the Make-in-India initiative. The various policies and plans are set to trigger enormous growth in the software sector of the country. It is a well-known fact that over 50 percent of the IT industry in India is concentrated in Bangalore. Being the largest IT exporter of the nation, Bangalore is popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India and has coined itself to be the best place to procreate startup businesses. Top IT companies like Accenture, Microsoft, IBM, TCS, Google and all other renowned IT MNCs have offices located at Bangalore with a significant chunk of operations handled here. Through the Make –in- India campaign, the Government will be allotting an amount of Rs 5 billion dedicated to launching a PAN India program termed Digital India. The digital India aims at renovating India into a country where every citizen irrespective of class and status, has easy access to digital services, information, and knowledge of ongoing and upcoming developments. The plans devised by the Digital India group include forming nationalized Internet & technology missions at schools in rural areas, imparting training in IT skills and promoting the idea of E-Kranti. This program will reinforce the IT sector growth in the country thus increasing the number of IT jobs, like software and testing jobs, etc., in India.

Acting as a catalyst for capitalizing the budding upcoming opportunities in the IT sector, Make-in-India campaign encompasses the Indian Government permitting 100% FDI under the automatic route in computer consultancy services and software development, data processing, market research and software supply services, technical testing and analysis as well as business and management services. With the implementation of The National Policy on Information Technology (NPIT 2012), the primary goal is to raise the revenues of the IT industry to USD 300 Billion and exports to USD 200 Billion by the year 2020. It also aims to integrate the Indian IT products and services in Indo-international programs thus enhancing global trade and elevating the employment opportunities across the nation.

Not only that, the list of objectives to be accomplished through this innovative campaign is endless. Starting from India gaining significant market share in technologies and services at a global level to value creation by the SMEs and startups through fiscal benefits, this initiative is all set to transform the unified long-term dream of the Indian citizens into reality.

While there have been talks about the increased transparency in dealings and lack of privacy of information, much of it seems to fade away with the strategic importance of this campaign. The recent launch of the cheapest smartphone in the world costing Rs. 251 has provided a real boost to the prime minister’s initiative and made the slogans of “Acche Din Aane Wale Hain” ( Good days of prosperity are about to arrive) true for the Indian IT sector. Fingers crossed as we see the country transforming into the global technology hub!

Yes! I got through but still nervous! So, what?

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Well, sometimes life needs to take a leap, so that one can unravel the hidden mysteries, which you never know, may even lead to wonders. Perhaps, you are reading this piece, means you are thinking of going abroad for studies but some random thoughts and anxiety attacks are troubling you to an extent where you are reevaluating yourself;

“Am I ready to go?”

”What if I fail to adjust there?”

A second thought surely comes in everyone’s mind, when you decide to come out of your comfort zone and try your hands at something new. Call it eustress or anxiety, does not really matter. What matters is

“how to deal with it”.

Now several questions would be coming up in your mind. As I hold this cup of coffee and sit down to write this blog, the only thought that comes to my mind is how excited I was to get a full scholarship to study at a renowned university and how sad I got, when the day finally came to leave my parents to travel abroad. We are often afraid of doing things when we are not much sure of the outcome. The fact that you cracked the entrance examination should act as a self-booster for you. Remind yourself, you competed with some hundreds of students aspiring to enroll in the same university but you are the one who got through. If you have never travelled abroad before and this is your first time, your mind will certainly be captured by some million anticipations and this is perfectly okay. No one is asking you to be super confident. Just be aware that you are not the only one, everything has its first time. “Make a mistake, learn a lesson, improve” is the fundamental rule of life. Apply this and you will see how nicely it works.

“Make friends” there is nothing like being an introvert. What is stopping you from interacting with people? Be social, do not be a bookworm. One of the best things about studying at any university is the friends you make. Always being formal and academic is not necessary.

Yes, you are the only child and always pampered. Now,what?  This is your opportunity to come out of that safe setting and enter into a new world. Explore the new world of countless opportunities and you still are the most pampered one at your home!

So, yeah, in a nut shell, by studying abroad you will become a much experienced and wise person, and become more sought-after person for the employers because of the outstanding life skills you’re going to gain along the way.

Some few first weeks of stress is followed by a magnitude of opportunities and its time you take advantage of all these upcoming opportunities.

 

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Writing Research paper: How to proceed?

Writing for academic journals is a challenging task. There is not a simple blueprint method of getting your paper published. Your paper needs to match the standards of the journal that you are targeting. The journal editors expectations vary based on the subject areas.

Editing Assist presents to you some tips on getting published-
1. Choose a good topic that is of your area of interest so that you can deliver your best.
2. Select a subject you can handle. As a reaseracher / writer, you should always avoid subjects that are too technical, learned, or specialized.
3. Collect information. Use search engines as the initial tool for collecting information. Surf the internet. For general information, check out useful URL, and other general information that is available online. Apart from online reference materials, you can also refer to magazines, journals, encyclopedia etc.
4. Specify your thesis: Write down your thesis statement which reflects the goal of your study and major portion of your paper.
5. Set timeline. Set deadlines for yourself. Setting timeline helps to organize your work, before you start writing. Check your outline to ensure a logical flow of content in your paper. Include in your outline an INTRODUCTION, a BODY, and a CONCLUSION. Make the first outline tentative.
6. Arrange your notes. Document all the information that you have gathered. Verify that the information that you have collected is accurate, up-to-date, and correct.
This is the most important stage in writing a research paper. At this stage, you will analyze, combine, and sort the information you have gathered.
7. Create your first draft. Summarize the ideas that you plan to cover in your paper. Put all the information as per the outline that you designed earlier.
8. Revise your draft. Read your paper thoroughly for detecting errors. Cross check the facts and figures. Reorganize your outline if necessary with a focus on the main purpose of the study and ensuring the logical flow of content. Use a free grammar and proof reading checker such as Grammarly.
9. Get in touch with a professional editing services company. Editing service providers will help you throughout the process. Especially, if you are not a native English speaker, the editing service provider will help you write your manuscript like us.

This blog is brought to you by Editing Assist, your personal assistant providing you with optimized publishing solutions. Visit us at www.editingassist.com or drop us a email at editorial@editingassist.com and we will walk you through all the publishing service solutions provided by us.

Open Access

Open Access

Open access (OA) denotes unrestricted online access to research work. Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses,  and monographs.

One need to pay the subscription charges to read the articles online. Appropriate permission from the publisher is required for using the content and often involves an additional fee.

Many researchers can access the journals via their institution subscription and assume that it is freely accessible. While the institution are involved in extensive negotiations on the price of their site license. In addition, the re-use of this content is limited.1

The role of Open Access publications is very important for communication of research findings worldwide. The scientists and other stakeholders support Open Access owing to its various benefits.

Instead of controlling the accessibility of  journal articles  through a subscription business model, all academic publications could be made free to read and published with some other cost-recovery model, such as publication charges, subsidies, or charging subscriptions only for the print edition, with the online edition available as “free to read”.2

However, the controversy regarding the quality and peer-review process in Open Access journals is an ongoing debate. Many t scientists are skeptical on the quality of the content published in Open Access journals as they believe that there is no rigorous peer-review process followed by these publishers.

Nevertheless, Open Access Publishing continues to excel by not only being fully compatible with traditional peer review, but also enabling collaborative peer review. Open Access also gives reviewers unlimited access to relevant publications across different scientific disciplines thus, facilitating quality improvement of scientific publications.

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access
  1. http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access-publishing-groups.php