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The Degree Of Talent

In the face of a tech talent crunch, India’s IT sector is staring at a tussle between talent and formal educational qualification. Who will win this round?  

When Jeethu Rao cleared his 12th grade exam, his reluctance to pursue a formal degree had started to creep in. Three months into the first year at a college close to his place in Mangaluru, he decided he had had enough. “I absolutely could not stand it,” says the IT professional, much to the dismay of his lawyer mother and mechanical engineer father.