Bangalore: A Nasscom-McKinsey report has said that the Indian IT and BPO industry will face a shortage of skilled workers in the next decade or so.
The study says that currently about 25 per cent of the technical graduates and 10-15 per cent of general college students were suitable for employment in the offshore IT and BPO industries respectively.
"As countries from around the world enter the market and competition for off-shoring contracts intensify, India must improve the quality and skills of its workforce," the report said.
The study said that India lacked workers who were fluent in French, German, Japanese and Spanish, making China and Eastern Europe more attractive off-shoring destinations for Japanese and West European companies, respectively.
It also said that urban infrastructure was equally a major challenge, noting that Indian off-shoring industries were dealing with bottlenecks ranging from power to cafeteria services.