TechEd in India and why Indian IT Market needs more Java developers


India is considered the largest IT outsourcing hub. The country has an incredible number of startups and venture capital funds that provide their existence. By the beginning of the 20s of the 21st century more people are talking about turning India into a global IT hub and the “Indian information miracle.” Therefore, it is not surprising that the country is constantly in need of new developers, especially those who work with Java programming language.

What’s About the Indian IT Market? 


Now let’s talk about the situation in the Indian market in more detail. IT outsourcing in India goes a long way back. In 1998, this segment’s profit was about $20 billion. But that was only the beginning. Now, global information companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, along with American investment funds, are lining up to invest in the Indian information sphere and develop cooperation with Indian IT corporations, for example, Jio Platforms. The city of Bangalore, where 38% of India’s IT exports are produced. If this continues, then in the coming years, Bangalore may well overtake San Francisco with its Silicon Valley as the world’s most important information technology center.


Also the startup market in India is growing, and the economy is actively digitizing. There are 100+ start-ups that are “unicorns”, start-ups with over $1 billion or 7000 crores in revenue, with more than $1 billion in value. In fact, in 2022, a new unicorn was born almost every week. That all means, IT companies feel a massive shortage of professionals.

TechEd in India 

Engineering is currently the fourth most popular stream in India, with 38.52 million students, according to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE).


However, India’s crowded universities are unable to meet the demand for IT specialists generated by the industry. In addition, there are many dissatisfied with the level of CS education in India. Thus, about 80% of graduates of Indian colleges and universities cannot find a job, because the level of their knowledge and skills don’t meet the market’s needs


University graduates are often math-savvy and know the theoretical foundations, but have very little business-relevant practice. However, many English-language online platforms have recently appeared that are able to make up for the shortcomings of official CS education and help in the preparation of future programmers.


What programming language to learn in India?


As elsewhere, in modern India, programmers who write in Java, Python, JavaScript are in great demand. Thanks to outsourcing and the Internet, the IT market has long become global, and national peculiarities of market development affect the popularity of technologies less and less. However, traditionally in India, it is the Java language and related technologies that stand out against the general background. The demand for Java programmers is high and growing. This can be seen, for example, on the site, where you can find alone currently has over 100,000 job openings. Indian specialists are willingly hired by large outsourcing companies that work with huge Enterprise level projects. In most cases, the server side of such projects were written in Java. In addition, Java is a universal language so programmers have lots of options. Except server-side enterprise applications in different areas, it could be Big Data and Android apps, embedded systems, and scientific applications.


According to Glassdoor, the average pay for Java programmers is ₹4,80,000  per year. Also the salary can be higher or lower depending on where a software developer lives, what skills and experience  he or she has.  


Welcome to the CodeGym University


Where to learn Java? In the Indian market, the online platform CodeGym is already quite well known, the core of which is an automated online course on Core Java. Its main feature is a huge number of practical programming tasks with code verification and hints. Also in the course there are lectures and a large community in which students help each other in their studies. CodeGym has already helped over 30,000 people learn to code and get jobs.


However, not everyone has enough motivation and organization for self-study without control and outside help. There are students who need a deadline, especially when it comes to adults who often have enough worries with family and work. 


That’s why CodeGym launched a new hybrid learning project called CodeGym University. As part of this program, students receive a full year of access to an automated online Java course, as well as regular lectures and online discussions with mentors, additional challenging assignments and group work. The course is designed so that even a person who has not learned Java before will be able to go from scratch to a Junior developer’s level. CodeGym mentors are active programmers who also already have experience teaching people. The course is designed in such a way that it is suitable not only for complete beginners, but also for those who need to systematize and deepen their knowledge, as well as switchers from other programming languages.


Of course, students will use all the benefits of the CodeGym educational platform, that is, they will have access to a huge database of practical tasks with automatic code verification. Also, those who succeed will receive tasks of increased complexity, which can be analyzed in online classes with mentors.


Classes are held in small groups in English. The lessons are “live” online sessions in Zoom with experienced teachers who are also practicing Java developers. As part of these classes, teachers explain new theoretical topics to students, analyze homework assignments, and answer questions.


After online class, the student gets an assignment, which they complete on the CodeGym platform. Students can ask questions and hold discussions with teachers and other participants in the Slack chat. After passing each module, students are waiting for Large Projects / Courseworks, which they will have to think about and work on.


At the end of the course, a student gets a diploma which is a “quality mark”, according to IT recruiters. Also CodeGym has agreements with large outsourcing companies in India and other countries. These partnerships ensure employment for our students.


Are you ready to start your yearly Java journey this Fall? Join the first Indian learning stream of CodeGym University