Microsoft offers monetary support for those students who are innovative and come up with great ideas that helps society. Check for details here http://www.imaginecup.com/
some ideas that got prizes are as follows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zbW9ys-MUbk
The government of India today said there will be a demand of 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 for protection of IT infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market.
“Taking into account the requirement emerging for protection of information technology infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market, a demand for 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals has been estimated by the year 2015,” Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
Computer world’s annual forecast says that the following skills will in demand for this year and coming year.
Telecommunications:Skills in automatic call distribution systems such as Cisco UCC = Unifed Contact Centre (generic) UCCE = Unified Contact Centre Enterprise UCCX = Unified Contact Centre Express More can he known here http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1846/index.html and http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/index.html
Web2 skills: Open source software will rule and HTML5 Will be most sought after. Most of the web content is build for computers but not for mobile phones with varying degree of display ratios so there will be a need for Responsive web designs and all the present web2 content need to be made responsive to all kinds of devices moving forward . More about this here http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2012/04/responsive-design-harnessing-power-of.html
Data Center-Virtualization skills will be in demand due to cloud computing becoming more and more prominent that leads to Networking experience in services like VMware and Citrix valuable.
Help desk and technical support in local languages becomes more and more prominent with use of internet via Mobile. Mobile related business, apps, services , games, product information all become much more prominent in coming years; increasing demand for IT professionals who can master mobile Operating systems, apps related to mobile phones.
Presently many companies are looking for people who can make their existing data, software available for access thru mobile.
Business intelligence will be in demand and that will open opportunity for data scientists ( this will be the new job in the market). Analytic software’s such as R programming, S programming, CRM will be sought after so those who are good in statistics, analytic’s can find plenty of jobs going into 2013.