Infosys HR to introduce new career path
A new course is being started by Infosys Technologies. It is a management course for its engineers. After clearing the course they would be eligible for business administration responsibility. The company is talking with B-schools for setting the curriculum and faculty for the students.
The course will be of four- months and will be conducted in Infy's Mysore Development Centre. This is being regarded as a major step for the engineers. The employees would now have the options for switching job profiles and moving up the career path.
The objective behind the starting of the course is to bring down the proportion of engineers against those in the consulting and administration. The focus would now on building domain experts along with technology. There are 80% core engineers in the company which has to be brought to the level of 60%. The remaining would now have management skills.
Infosys is also hiring laterals and B-School graduates apart from training its own employees from within the company. The target is to hire around 1000 lateral in 2-3 years.
The course can be voluntarily applies by the engineers. The admission would be through a test which would be like CAT.
The course would be a rigorous one and after doing it an engineer could move up to the consulting, solutions and many more areas. Though these certifications are acclaimed by Infosys but it would also qualify the candidate for similar roles elsewhere too.