success of Indian software industry in part has been due to its investment
friendly and free market oriented business environment in India, along with its
supportive Government policies. The supporting infrastructure of the Indian
software industry includes its second largest in world supplier base of English
speaking professionals, universities and institutes producing 115 Thousand
engineering graduates and 55 Thousand software professionals every year,
companies with SEI established highest CMM quality level, Government supported
software technology parks of India under the STP scheme, and high speed
satellite data links and services.
Existing software industry
infrastructure supporting the growth and trends in the Indian software industry
has been examined. Role of the Indian government, Software Technology Parks of
India (STPIs) and Industry Association has been reviewed. Indian software
industry has grown at the rate of about 54%. According to the Electronic and
Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), the 1998-99 electronics and
software exports have reached $6.5 billion. Approximately 60% of the revenue,
$3.9 Billion come from the software industry. This includes approximately 68%,
$2.65 Billion, software exports. Export revenues predominantly come from North
America, approximately 61%, and form Europe, approximately 23%. Software export
from India is estimates to reach $4.0 Billion in the year 1999-2000.
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