Under its FutureSkills Platform, Nasscom aims to re-skill/upskill four million people from the IT-ITeS industry, students entering the workforce and employees of other industries/government on digital skills
Amid the Donald Trump administration's heightened scrutiny of H1B work visas and uncertainty among workers, Nasscom Chairman Rishad Premji has said it is important to "separate the sentiment from the fact" regarding the visas.
In its outlook for the forthcoming fiscal, the industry body said that the sector continued to face various headwinds like increased protectionism, tax impact issues in US and sluggishness in technology spending.
Fin-tech start-up base is estimated to be 360 in 2017 indicating at 31 per cent year on year growth with over USD 200 mn funding received in the first half of 2017, recording a growth of 135 per cent since the comparable period in 2016, it said.
To promote startups with social impact in the country, IT industry apex body Nasscom has launched the second edition of its "Code for The Next Billion Programme" that aims to promote internet innovation among software developers.