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Female students rule in strengthening IT skills: Study

Female students rule in strengthening IT skills: Study
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3 Feb, 2022
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Female IT students are found keener to learn and strengthen their skills rather than their male counterparts, a study by byteXL has revealed. Moreover, considering the employability scenario in the sector, universities and institutes are helping students to get placed in companies such as Facebook, Google, etc.   

“Females are keener than male students to learn and strengthen new emerging technologies as reflected in both online and offline participation,” the study titled ‘byteXL’s Trends Report - Deep Tech’ Insights 21-22, claimed.

The study is based on in-house database analytics and interaction with students, universities and corporates. A total of 55,000 students from 60 institutes participated in the survey.

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While the technology industry in the country is continuing to grow at a faster pace than its peers, the employability factor continues to haunt the students and recruiters alike, byteXL said in a statement. 

A shift in focus on technical know-how than aptitude and communication skills has been observed as well as more focus on part of the universities/institutions to help students be placed in Product based companies such as Facebook, Google, etc. instead of merely training students for coding, it said.

The report also said that students are more aware now about choosing new technology courses such as Artificial intelligence, Cloud and User Interface design, but there is a lack of the right institutions that can deliver the talent as per the industry’s requirement.

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The report also claimed that 2022 is anticipated to witness growing interest among the students towards emerging technologies including Full stack, DevOps/ cloud computing, UI/UX, Backend, IoT, AI/ML, Cyber Security, and programming languages like Python.

“The students are showing growth in their assessments on new-age technologies which is a great sign of enhancement in employability quotient,” said Karun Tadepalli, Founder of byteXL.