Automation to replace lakhs of entry, mid-level IT execs: Pai

Mohandas Pai said prospects for those having just a Bachelor’s degree are going to be less and less in IT. Increasing automation would shave off 10% of incremental jobs in India’s IT sector each year even as half of middle-level managers would also bear the brunt in the era of artificial intelligence, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai. “I think in the IT sector, may be 10% minimum of incremental jobs that are created will disappear. That means every year if they do (create) 2 to 2.5 lakh jobs, 25,000-50,000 jobs will disappear,” said the former CFO and HR Head at Infosys. According to him, middle-level managers account for 10% or 450,000 people of the 4.5 million (45 lakh) strong IT industry in India. Half of them (2,25,000) would…


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