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India’s IT industry contributed around 7.7% to the country’s GDP and is expected to contribute 10% to India’s GDP by 2025.

IT & BPM Industry in India

    Last updated on Feb, 28 2021

Indian IT & BPM Industry Report  (Size: 553.85 KB ) (November, 2020)

Introduction     

The global sourcing market in India continues to grow at a higher pace compared to the IT-BPM industry. India is the leading sourcing destination across the world, accounting for approximately 55% market share of the US$ 200-250 billion global services sourcing business in 2019-20. Indian IT & BPM companies have set up over 1,000 global delivery centres in about 80 countries across the world.

India has become the digital capabilities hub of the world with around 75% of global digital talent present in the country.

Market Size

IT-BPM industry’s revenue was estimated at around US$ 191 billion in FY20, growing at 7.7% y-o-y. It is estimated to reach US$ 350 billion by 2025. Moreover, revenue from the digital segment is expected to form 38% of the total industry revenue by 2025. Digital economy is estimated to reach Rs. 69,89,000 crore (US$ 1 trillion) by 2025. The domestic revenue of the IT industry was estimated at US$ 44 billion and export revenue was estimated at US$ 147 billion in FY20.

Total number of employees grew to 1.02 million cumulatively for four Indian IT majors (including TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech) as on December 31, 2019. Indian IT industry employed 205,000 new hires, up from the 185,000 jobs added in FY19 and had 884,000 digitally skilled talents in 2019.

Investments/ Developments

Indian IT's core competencies and strengths have attracted significant investment from major countries. The computer software and hardware sector in India attracted cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows worth US$ 62.47 billion between April 2000 and September 2020. The sector ranked 2nd in FDI inflows as per the data released by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Leading Indian IT firms like Infosys, Wipro, TCS and Tech Mahindra are diversifying their offerings and showcasing leading ideas in blockchain and artificial intelligence to clients using innovation hubs and research and development centres to create differentiated offerings.

Some of the major developments in the Indian IT and ITeS sector are as follows:

  • In December 2020, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has expanded its business operations in Austin, Texas, with the construction of a new facility. By 2022, TCS plans to hire an additional 130 new employees in Austin. Over the next seven years, TCS plans to invest more than US$ 100 million in Austin.
  • In December 2020, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has expanded its strategic partnership with Star Alliance (airline alliance) to provide predictive and real-time business analytics, improve customer experience and accelerate digital transformation.
  • In December 2020, Infosys partnered with Rolls-Royce for aerospace engineering in India.
  • In December 2020, Wipro collaborated with Verifone for a multi-year contract to drive agility across its (Verifone) cloud service offerings.
  • In December 2020, Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, (a subsidiary of Infosys), and RBL Bank, announced a collaboration to migrate the bank’s on-premise deployment to a containerised ecosystem, which is managed by Kubernetes and has been certified by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
  • In December 2020, Infosys launched Infosys Modernisation Suite to help organisations accelerate their cloud modernisation needs.

Government Initiatives

Some of the major initiatives taken by the Government to promote IT and ITeS sector in India are as follows:

  • In 2020, the government released “Simplified Other Service Provider” (OSP) guidelines to improve the ease of doing business in the IT Industry, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and IT-enabled Services.
  • The Government has identified Information Technology as one of 12 champion service sectors for which an action plan is being developed. Also, the Government has set up a Rs. 5,000 crore (US$ 745.82 million) fund for realising the potential of these champion service sectors.
  • As part of Union Budget 2018-19, NITI Aayog was to set up a national level programme to enable efforts in AI^ and leverage AI^ technology for developing the country.
  • In the Interim Budget 2019-20, the Government announced plans to launch a national programme on AI* and setting up of a National AI* portal.
  • National Policy on Software Products-2019 was passed by the Union Cabinet to develop India as a software product nation.

Road Ahead

India is the topmost offshoring destination for IT companies across the world. Having proven its capabilities in delivering both on-shore and off-shore services to global clients, emerging technologies now offer an entire new gamut of opportunities for top IT firms in India. The industry is expected to grow to US$ 350 billion by 2025 and BPM is expected to account for US$ 50 55 billion of the total revenue.

Note: Conversion rate used for December 2020 is Rs. 1 = US$ 0.014

Notes: * - As per Gartner, ^ - Artificial Intelligence

References: Media Reports, Press Information Bureau (PIB), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Department of Information and Technology, Union Budget 2020-21

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

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