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  • Over 70,000 IT engineers are working in over 800 software and IT service companies: around 150 of these companies are specialized in serving overseas clients.
     
  • Specialized IT Education in Bangladesh is well established at the graduation and post graduation levels. Over 100 universities and 1400 colleges across the country offer IT education programs. Every year, over 8,000 IT graduates come out of these universities and colleges.
     
  • A large part of these IT graduates also possess global IT vendor certifications (e.g., from Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Sun) on top of their academic degrees.
     
  • Excellence of IT workforce from Bangladesh is a well-accepted fact at home and abroad. Over 20,000 IT professionals from Bangladesh are working successfully in various IT companies in USA including Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Sun, Oracle, Texas Instruments, Cisco, Nortel, and Lucent to name a few.
     
  • Bangladesh Government and the IT industry have taken up aggressive plans to scale up the number of IT workforce to meet the increasing demand. The plans include national skills assessment and enhancement programs for IT professionals, increasing the number of yearly IT graduates to 10,000 and development of outsourcing focused specific skill sets.