What is NASSCOM?

  • The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a non-profit global trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry which was established in 1988 with over 1500 members, of which over 250 are companies from the US, UK, EU, Japan and China.
  • NASSCOM facilitates business and trade in software and services and encourages the advancement of research in software technology. It is registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860.
  • NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi, India with regional offices in the cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.
  • NASSCOM initiatives include:
    • Domestic Market Initiative, created to integrate the IT and non-IT sectors and to plan for continued IT industry growth.
    • Innovation Initiative, created to foster and an environment that meets the specific needs of Indian businesses of all sizes.
    • Education Initiative, created to provide additional training and skill enhancement to improve graduate employability. This initiative also interfaces between industry, academia and government.
    • Women in Leadership-IT Initiative, created to increase the number of women entering the IT-BPO industry and enhance the career prospects for those women in the industry.
    • Security Initiative, created to promote information security and compliance through public education and creation of a security-aware environment.
  • Roles include:
    • Set Strategic direction for industry
    • Policy advocacy for Industry growth.
    • Best practices, sharing & collaboration
    • International partnerships & affiliation
    • Workforce development
    • Sustainability