India is hiring computer engineers to build new machines to boost its performance on international competitions and to boost demand for computer products, industry experts say.
The government said on Monday that it was appointing more than 200 people as computer engineers at the National Computer Engineering Research Organisation, a government-owned institute that provides support to research in computer engineering.
The announcement came as the government announced the launch of a new technology for the National Stock Exchange that is expected to boost the competitiveness of Indian stock markets, while at the same time lowering the cost of trading by making stock prices cheaper for the average Indian.
“Our country needs a high level of computer science to solve the most complex and challenging problems.
Our computer scientists will be tasked with creating innovative and high-performing solutions that will be needed for many industries and sectors,” said Arvind Gupta, secretary at the ministry of information and broadcasting.
He said the new technology would be used for everything from online marketing to manufacturing and financial markets.
The institute, which is part of the Information Technology Ministry, has over 6,000 students.
The job is one of a dozen that will open this year and in the next two years.
The government has set up an engineering training programme that is part-time and includes courses in computer science, computer programming, software development, network programming and systems administration.