Electronic and Computer Software Industry in India

Last Updated: August, 2015

The IT & electronics industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in India, both in terms of production and exports. In fact, software development and IT-enabled services (ITeS) have made India’s brand equity a force to reckon with. Today, India is a vast market for IT, with a major production base. In 2014–15, direct employment in the IT & ITeS sector was estimated at 3.5 million. The demand for electronic products and systems in the country is estimated to reach US$ 400 billion by 2020.

India’s communication and broadcasting sector – with a 966 million strong subscriber base as of March 2015 – is one of the world’s  largest in gross telephone subscribers.

Advantage India

  • The availability of cost-effective manpower allows multinationals to save up to 25 per cent in operational costs.
  • India has favourable government policy and regulatory support for the electronics & IT industry.
  • The industry offers a range of services, from low-end application development to high-end integrated IT solutions across multiple verticals, with a well-developed vendor base.
  • The Indian IT & software industry adheres to quality processes and standards, with most companies aligning operations with international standards.
  • Software technology parks and special economic zones in India provide an affordable real estate space for IT companies.
  • Among the top five global service locations, India maintains a substantive lead on the financial attractiveness index.
  • The BPM industry, besides providing cost-efficiency, focusses on specialisation, process re-engineering and latest technology-enabled platforms; moreover, it is anticipated to become a US$ 50 billion industry by 2020.


  • The Electronics and Computer Software Promotion Council (ESC) was formed to provide a platform for India’s IT & electronics industry. With exports to more than 200 countries, ESC has successfully steered the direction of India’s electronics and software exports. ESC offers a comprehensive database of industry companies, and products and capabilities of all major players.
  • The council facilitates import/export collaborations, joint ventures, sub-contracting tie-ups, and technology transfers for industry players.
  • It provides access to published reports on markets, products and trade statistics, business opportunities, and government policies.

Total exports for Electronics good and components stood at US$ 3.4 billion for FY 2014-15

Ministry of Commerce


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Total exports for Electronics good and components stood at US$ 3.4 billion for FY 2014-15

Ministry of Commerce


Electronic and Computer Software Industry in India

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