Creating jobs for an overwhelmingly young India is one of the biggest challenges facing the new Narendra Modi government. Where will these jobs come from and what will these roles be? Over the next few weeks, Quartz will speak to CEOs and human resource heads at some of India’s biggest companies and ask them about that one job that will be critical to their companies in the coming years. This is the first in the series.
For years, a job at Infosys, India’s second-largest IT services company, followed by an opportunity to live and work in the US, was the ultimate aspiration that drove middle-class teenagers to unknown engineering colleges across the country. With automation and tighter visa norms, many of these mundane coding jobs