Paragraph on the Computer Revolution in India!
Between the year 1955 and 2010, the computer revolution in India had been remarkably wonderful.
One of India’s prestigious publications recently published a great story on the Indian computer industry as described by Professor V. Rajaraman.
It’s been almost 55 years since citizens of India started using computers. From the year 1960 to 1970, the growth of computers had been mesmerizing as the Electronics Commission of India designed the first Trombay Digital Computer TDC-12 and successfully sold in the market.
The progress of the Indian computer industry was remarkable in between 1970 and 1980. The fast face of computer revolution in India and computer science advancements took IT and software industry to a new height. By 1980s, Indian was one of the leading software exporters. Companies like TCS and CMC were exporting softwares worth $30 million. This was the time when things like intercity connectivity through ERNET became operational and the new National Supercomputer Centre was also established in the IISC Bangalore. The Indian IT was a full fledged industry by then. By the mid of 1980s, the Government liberalized the import of computer and its use, which gave it another boost.
The Economic freedom and globalization announced in the year 1991 had been a major trigger of the computer revolutions in India. Private IT companies like Infosys and Satyam became globally recognized players because of the liberalization. The use and application of computers in India have been so vast that it helped in employment generation for almost 2.5 million Indians by the year 2010 and brought almost US$50 billion in the country. The Elementary Education in India 2011-s12 report suggests that almost 48 per cent of India’s 1.4 million schools now have computers. The Indian Government is now planning to issue tablets to Indian students to improve education. The education panels of this country are also thinking about redesigning curriculums to integrate education and technology.